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Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

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No Preemption

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"RESOLVED: That the American Cancer Society opposes any preemption clauses that are intended to remove or restrict power and authority from a unit of local government or regulate clean indoor air and/or other tobacco control laws."

American Cancer Society
State Preemption of Local Tobacco Control Laws, March 1992

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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