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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

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Mississippi communities are taking advantage of local control and many are enacting strong smokefree air laws. More than 20 Mississippi communities have adopted 100% smokefree laws for all workplaces, restaurants, and bars, with nearly 40 communities around the state having some type of 100% smokefree law. Mississippi government buildings became smokefree on July 1, 2006.

Mississippi law does not preempt the passage of local smokefree laws. Read more about current tobacco-related legislation in Mississippi.

Current tobacco-related statistics are available from the Centers for Disease Control's Tobacco Control State Highlights, 2010.

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