I've had my eye on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) for a while now, but I did not know they were active in tobacco control. I should have realized sooner that they must be, given the obviously coordinated history of state preemption AND the fact that the president of Altria sits on ALEC's private enterprise board.
The American Independent, among other sources, is reporting on smokeless tobacco laws based on ALEC model legislation. So far, I've found news stories about smokeless laws using ALEC model legislation in Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin. I'm sure there are others.
Smokeless tobacco matters, because it is the one product domain in the U.S. where the industry still has some latitude in marketing and some room to fight about what is and isn't covered by FDA's regulatory authority.http://americanindependent.com/197338/texas-tobacco-tax-law-matches-alec-model-legislation-introduced-in-other-states