Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

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No Preemption

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"Because regulations in general may be more effective if generated and enforced at the local level, considerable energy is devoted to the issue of opposing or repealing preemption of local authority by states. Public health analyses have resulted in strong recommendations that state laws not preempt local action..."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Reducing Tobacco Use: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2000

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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