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.

Enforcement of Youth Access to Tobacco

Minors employed by ATC and state, county, municipal and other law enforcement agencies may purchase cigarettes for enforcement purposes. When employing minors in sting operations, law enforcement agencies should refer to 11 CSR 70-3 and complete the Tobacco Compliance Buy Form.