"I've learned from experience that as soon as I'm identified as a representative of the Tobacco Institute, I lose all credibility. They just sneer us away... so I try to work behind the scenes whenever I can."Ron Saldana
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 2018 Legislative Session: January 16 - April 16