Smoke Free Pascagoula


As of June 18, 2013, the City of Pascagoula passed a comprehensive ordinance stating all restaurants, worksites, and indoor public places are smoke-free. This ordinance went into effect on July 18, 2013 and ensures that workers and the public can breathe smoke-free air when they eat out, work, or shop in Pascagoula.

The ordinance also contains a “20 foot rule” forbidding smoking outside within 20 feet of the main entrance of an establishment. For a copy of the ordinance, please view the Smoking Ordinance and Council Meeting Minutes Excerpt (PDF). The City is also offering a free Smoke Free Business Toolkit (PDF) to educate local businesses on the effects of the ordinance for their operation.

Comment Report

Before City Council considered this ordinance, the City held two public meetings and a 30 day public input period.  All comments and feedback received were recorded in the Smoke Free Comment Report (PDF).