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[Mississippi] Statewide smoking ban likely to die again

Senate Bill 2078 -- the Mississippi Smoke-free Air Act of 2013 -- was introduced by Sen. Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland. But after being referred to that chamber's Public Health and Welfare Committee, the bill hasn't been put to a vote to make it to the Sen
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Feb 2, 2013 17:58
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[Mississippi] Ole Miss steps up smoking enforcement with fines

have received their last warning. After several years of trying to limit smoking to designated outdoor areas, Ole Miss officials last August banned all smoking on university property. The smoke-free policy was introduced during the fall semester with war
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Jan 6, 2013 14:26
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[Mississippi] Tobacco-Free Coalition praises smokefree cities

The Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Forrest, Jones and Perry Counties congratulates the cities of Hattiesburg, Petal, Laurel and New Augusta for protecting the health of citizens from exposure to secondhand smoke through comprehensive smokefree air
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Oct 22, 2012 13:09
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[Mississippi] Fears about Olive Branch tobacco ban go up in smoke

Restaurant managers report that the air is clear and the customers happy a year after Olive Branch passed a smoking ban at eateries.
Memphis (TN) Commercial Appeal
added Jun 10, 2012 01:49
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[Mississippi] Southern Miss is supposed to be tobacco-free. Why then are students still smoking?

"It's peer enforced. If somebody tells you to stop smoking, you stop smoking." Southern Miss greatly restricted tobacco use in 2011, at that time limiting smokers to 20 designated areas around campus and imposing fines on those who violated the rules. Bu
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Jul 16, 2018 23:23
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[Mississippi] Ole Miss students react to proposed state tax increase on cigarettes

A bond bill, S.B. 3048, still remains and has the potential to be revised to increase cigarette taxes from the current 68 cents per pack to $1.50 per pack in late March. The bill would have to go before the house for further consideration, but could be a
Oxford (MS) Eagle
added Mar 13, 2018 04:12
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[Mississippi] MS bill banning smoking in cars with children fails

The bill that was recently killed would have made it a misdemeanor for an adult to smoke in a vehicle with a child under the age of six. Advocates said these laws are needed, but they have an idea why it's so hard for lawmakers to get it passed. "The t
WMC-TV Channel 5 (Memphis, TN)
added Feb 12, 2018 19:36
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[Mississippi] VIDEO: Smoking ban dies in committee again

So he tried again this year with House Bill 132, but it also died in committee. “Sometimes, people forget the oath that they took to come down here and improve Mississippi, to make Mississippi a better place,” added Hinds. Sandra Shelson is the Execut
WLBT NBC3 (Jackson, MS)
added Feb 5, 2018 16:47
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[Mississippi] USM transitions to tobacco-free campus

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, students, faculty and staff were notified via email of USM’s new tobacco-free policy to be implemented on both the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses beginning on Jan. 1, 2018 with the help of Tobacco Free Campus Taskforce spearhead
The Student Printz (U. of So. Mississippi)
added Oct 18, 2017 14:21
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Report: Mississippi needs more policies to fight cancer

The state that led the fight against "Big Tobacco" in the nineties has no state-wide law guaranteeing smoke-free restaurants, bars and workplaces.... "I don't think raising taxes is a way to solve a budget issue or a bad habit," said Rep. Sam Mims, R-McCo
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Aug 3, 2017 09:17
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