On August 28, 2001, the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) gained responsibility for enforcement of youth access to tobacco laws. The division enforces the tobacco laws under Sections 407.925 through 407.934, RSMo.

Tobacco Compliance Checks

Minors employed by ATC and state, county, municipal and other law enforcement agencies may purchase cigarettes for enforcement purposes. Learn more »

Tobacco Merchants

Tobacco Regulations and Statutes

Tobacco merchants should be aware of their responsibilities under the rules and regulations governing youth access to tobacco. Learn more »

Merchant Training

ATC will be hosting Merchant Education and Training on state and federal tobacco laws through free monthly webinars via your computer. Learn more »

Underage Tobacco Use

Smoking threatens the health of thousands of young people in Missouri every year. Almost 22 percent of Missouri high school students smoke. For more information about youth smoking and youth tobacco use prevention, visit our underage tobacco use page.