"The American Public Health Association "(1) Opposes state and federal laws preempting local governments' ability and authority to enact their own more stringent restrictions on alcohol and tobacco availability; and (2) Supports local governments' home rule to sue their zoning, planning, and other local police powers to control alcohol and tobacco problems, including advertising and access."American Public Health Association, Resolution 9410, 1994
Communities around Alaska are working on smokefree air efforts. Strong local laws covering all non-hospitality workplaces, restaurants, and bars have been adopted by a growing number of localities, including Anchorage, Klawok, Nome, Palmer, and Skagway Borough. More communities in Alaska are considering local smokefree laws.
Alaska law does not preempt the passage of local smokefree laws. Read more about current tobacco-related legislation in Alaska.
Current tobacco-related statistics are available from the Centers for Disease Control's Tobacco Control State Highlights, 2010.
Alaska's 2017 Legislative Session: January 17 - April 16 (est.)