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"The American Lung Association/American Thoracic Society opposes all forms of preemption of state and local tobacco control authority. The ability of any government entity to enact tobacco control legislation is a cornerstone of an effective tobacco control policy. There is no trade-off worth the price of preempting a state or community's right to pass tobacco legislation."

American Lung Association
Policy Principle on Tobacco, April 1999

Alaska

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.

To get involved in smokefree efforts in your area or to support the statewide smokefree effort, you can contact us or reach out to the Alaska Tobacco Control Alliance.


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.

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