Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

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No Preemption

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"I've learned from experience that as soon as I'm identified as a representative of the Tobacco Institute, I lose all credibility. They just sneer us away... so I try to work behind the scenes whenever I can."

Ron Saldana
Tobacco Institute

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.

Mississippi's 2018 Legislative Session: January 2 - April 2


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