Status: Baseline only


Eliminate policies in states, territories, and the District of Columbia that preempt local tobacco control policies

Baseline: 32 states preempted local tobacco control laws in 2018

Target: 0 States

Target Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws


The most effective tobacco control policies often start at the local level, and local policies can help change national attitudes around smoking. Preemptive state policies are a major barrier to local tobacco control policies, including smoke-free policies and age limits on tobacco sales.

Workgroup: Tobacco Use Workgroup