"Any state-level tobacco control legislation should contain language expressly allowing local government authority to take stronger measures if necessary. Local control should be viewed as a public health tool to be protected and encouraged."Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Actions Speak Louder than Words, 1996
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