This Article examines Washington's exemplary tobacco control efforts in the context of the larger, historical struggle to regulate tobacco. The Article begins in Part II with a brief description of the history of tobacco regulation in the United States. Part III examines the Master Settlement Agreement and its weaknesses. Part IV discusses the preference for local government regulation and the obstacles encountered. Part V examines the scope of legal authority of Washington's local governments to enact tobacco control measures, and Part VI describes Washington's tobacco control measures and the interplay between local, state, and federal laws.
Alan E. Scott, The Continuing Tobacco War: State and Local Tobacco Control in Washington, 23 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 1097 (2000).