"We could never win at the local level... So the Tobacco Institute and tobacco companies' first priority has always been to preempt the field, preferably to put it all on a federal level, but if they can't do that, at least on the state level."Victor L. Crawford
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.)