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"NAAAPI strongly opposes any preemption language regarding tobacco in any state bill... As African Americans, we are particularly opposed to state preemption of local laws, not only with respect to tobacco but in other issues as well. In many states, African Americans are concentrated in a few cities while the state population is overwhelmingly white... Therefore, on principal we support the concept of local decision-making."

National Association of African Americans for Positive Imagery

Mississippi

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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