State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System
The recently updated fact sheet, Minimum Legal Sales Age (MLSA) Laws for Tobacco Products, is now available on the STATE system website here. It includes information regarding the federal Synar regulation (which requires states to enforce laws to reduce the illegal sale of tobacco products to individuals under the age of 21), an overview of the federal T21 law, and an interactive map of states/territories that have raised their MLSA to 21 to align with the federal law.
As highlighted in the fact sheet, the federal T21 law does not preclude state, local, tribal, or territorial governments from passing a law that that is more restrictive than the federal law, including raising the MLSA for tobacco products above 21 years.
Notably, the town of Brookline, Massachusetts recently passed a law to prohibit the sale of all tobacco-related products to anyone born after Jan. 1, 2000. This law, known as a tobacco free generation (TFG) law, is the first of its kind in the United States and is designed to prevent future generations from using any type of commercial tobacco product, including e-cigarettes.
Use the State Highlights report to see a variety of data from across the system for a single selected state. View highlights in the System or export to PDF.
Use Custom Reports to build your own report by selecting the topics, states, and years of data.
Use Interactive Maps to access key data from across the System in a US map and data table.
The STATE System is an interactive application that presents current and historical state-level data on tobacco use prevention and control. Learn what the STATE System has to offer.
Link to the website of the data source or download the glossary and methodology files.
Latest data available in the STATE System.
Use Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help you navigate the STATE System.
Contact STATE System support with questions or comments.
Leave the STATE System and use the Tobacco Use Data Portal to access expanded datasets. Datasets include summary exports related to state legislation on smokefree indoor air that apply to smoking and the use of e-cigarettes in private worksites, restaurants and bars.
Additional features include; view maps, filters and graphs in the portal and export, link and embed data.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/statesystem