Explainers

Federal and State Tobacco Policy Efforts: Historical Timeline

October 7, 2019

Contact

Elizabeth (Izzy) Montgomery, MPA
Policy Analyst
501-526-2244
efmontgomery@achi.net

 

Concerns about an epidemic of teen vaping and an outbreak of vaping-related illnesses and deaths have prompted policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels to consider imposing restrictions on electronic cigarettes, which entered the American market in 2007. Manufacturers also are taking voluntary actions, such as Juul’s decision to cease all digital, broadcast, and print advertising in the United States. For historical context, this infographic presents a timeline of key events in the history of tobacco policy efforts at the national level and in Arkansas.