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[Mississippi] Doctors push for statewide smoking ban

"Because Mississippi is a predominantly rural state, even if we have every community in the state covered, we'll only have about 45% of the state covered," he said. The medical association has attempted, unsuccessfully, to prod lawmakers into passing a
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 4, 2014 13:26
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[Mississippi, North Carolina] Phelps gets 40 months, owes $5.1 million in tobacco scheme

Calvin Phelps was sentenced ... to develop a fake paper trail giving the illusion he shipped tobacco products out of the U.S. He admitted his actions were aimed at avoiding paying Master Settlement Agreement monies owed from participating tobacco compan
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Mar 26, 2014 01:24
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[Mississippi] Billings favors tobacco rule repeal

When the Mississippi Department of Corrections announced last December that it would go tobacco free at all buildings, grounds and prisons operated by the agency; they did so knowing that the process would be daunting. . .. On Monday, Bolivar County Sup
Bolivar (MS) Commercial
added Oct 18, 2012 09:41
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[Mississippi] Suspect in Waffle House shooting asks if death penalty possible during court appearance

The man accused of shooting a Waffle House server over a no smoking ban had only one question when standing before a judge for his initial appearance on Monday. "Is the death penalty going to be involved in this charge?" suspect Johnny Max Mount asked Ju
Biloxi (MS) Sun Herald
added Nov 30, 2015 17:32
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Reynolds agrees to $15M resolution in Mississippi dispute

The two disputes involve what Jim Hood, Mississippi’s attorney general, called an underreporting of cigarette shipments by Brown & Williamson, through a partnership with Star Tobacco, and by R.J. Reynolds. “The original settlement requires Brown & Willia
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 23, 2015 17:52
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[Mississippi, Virginia, Washington] Tupelo makes deal over Indian raid lawsuit

TUPELO – City officials agree Tupelo police will stay off Yakama Indian Nation lands in Washington State. The City Council approved the decision Tuesday night, apparently as a condition to settle a 2011 lawsuit after federal and local authorities storme
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Feb 15, 2013 11:36
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[Mississippi] EVANS: Why can't state pass a law banning smoking in public places?

The means that Big Tobacco uses to defeat anti-smoking efforts is the same in Mississippi as it is in Washington: lots and lots of money. Our state leaders say they want to make improvement in the health of all Mississippians a top priority. They also s
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Feb 11, 2013 10:12
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[Mississippi] City considers adopting a smokefree ordinance

Tawni Basden and Christine Thompson from Smokefree Mississippi gave a presentation to the City Council to prompt aldermen to consider making the city of Magee smokefree.
Magee (MS) Courier / Simpson County News
added Nov 23, 2012 21:25
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[Mississippi] FDA ruling sets sights on e-cigarettes

Kimberly Hughes, Mississippi government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, is concerned the use of e-cigarettes will change the cultural view of smoking. “Widespread use of e-cigarettes has the potential to make sm
Vicksburg (MS) Post
added May 16, 2016 09:24
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Dickie Scruggs: A 2nd chance / MISSISSIPPI'S FAMED TRIAL LAWYER-TURNED-FELON GRANTS HIS FIRST POST-PRISON INTERVIEW.

Feted by Hollywood, reviled by the Wall Street Journal, Scruggs gained fame for taking down Big Tobacco and the asbestos industry before losing it all in a judicial bribery scheme.
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Apr 27, 2015 08:59
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