Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

SB2691-(some workplaces and restaurants)-AN ACT to create the Mississippi Smoke-Free Families Act-Died in Committee

This bill prohibits smoking in government workplaces; public workplaces with more than five employees, and in restaurants, including within 10 feet of entrances to buildings.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


There is a likely typo that says smoking break rooms are allowed in workplaces with 5 or more employees, although it was likely intended to read 5 or fewer since the same clause says that smoking is prohibited in all workplaces with five or more employees. Smoking is allowed in bars; private residences except when used as licensed child care facilities; hotel/motel rooms; retail tobacco stores; restaurants/conference rooms/assembly rooms when used for private functions; facilities licensed by the state Gaming Commission. There is an anti-preemption clause for all workplaces except for government buildings, which are already explicitly preempted.