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RISH: All Mississippi pharmacies should stop selling tobacco products

As a practicing pulmonologist, I see the devastation cigarette smoke wreaks on the body, and encourage other mega-pharmacy networks such as Walgreens and Walmart to assume the same social responsibility as CVS has demonstrated this week.
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Feb 13, 2014 12:13

[Mississippi] Merrell Williams Jr., Paralegal Who Bared Big Tobacco, Dies at 72

Merrell Williams Jr., a former paralegal who leaked mountains of internal documents of the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company in 1994, fueling lawsuits that resulted in an industry payout of billions of dollars to pay smokers’ medical bills, died on Nov.
New York Times
added Nov 26, 2013 23:15

[Mississippi] Miss. high court overturns tobacco tax ruling

The Mississippi Supreme Court has sided with tobacco companies who argued that a state tax on cigarettes sold at retail outlets outside the state was unfair. Thursday's decision overturned a 2011 decision by a Hinds County judge who found the tax fair. H
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 5, 2013 11:17

[Mississippi] Seized tobacco assets eyed for PAL expansion

The fate of a nearly $1 million proposal to move Tupelo's Police Athletic League into the old Salvation Army gym could rest in the hands of the federal government. Tupelo Mayor Jack Reed Jr. said he hopes to finance the project with funds seized by the
PR (bg)
added Jul 13, 2012 16:32

[Mississippi] Miss. physicians want smoking ban put to voters

Having failed to persuade lawmakers to ban smoking in public places, the Mississippi State Medical Association now wants lawmakers to put the question to voters. The association, which represents Mississippi's 4,700 physicians, announced this week it wil
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 16, 2014 21:07

[Mississippi, North Carolina] UPDATE: Former owner of now-defunct cigarette brands looks for leniency after convictions

Phelps, 52, once owned Alternative Brands Inc., Renegade Holdings Inc., Renegade Tobacco Co. and Cutting Edge Enterprises Inc. All are now defunct. The sentencing comes about 18 months after Phelps pleaded guilty to federal charges of committing fraud,
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 22, 2013 13:39

[Mississippi] Editorial: Pascagoula widens smoke-free environment

a comprehensive smoking ban that applies to all restaurants, bars, stores, motel/hotel lobbies, common areas of buildings and indoor workplaces. The ban does not, however, include outside venues such as sidewalks, patios and courtyards. The ban will go i
Biloxi (MS) Sun Herald
added Jun 25, 2013 08:30

[Mississippi] Hattiesburg lauded for smoke-free ordinances

The Hattiesburg community's willingness and ability to blaze trails was recently lauded by the Mississippi State Medical Association pertaining to its smoke-free ban. "I applaud the Hattiesburg leadership for being one of the first in the state to take
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Nov 11, 2012 21:42

[Mississippi] Casino tax payments back, smoking banned in Coahoma Co.

the county voted to ban smoking in unincorporated areas and
Clarksdale (MS) Press Register
added Oct 3, 2012 07:56

[Mississippi] Ole Miss: Smoke-free campuses are common

Several staff members who are not members of the Staff Council told the Daily Journal last week some of their concerns with the policy, which is slated to be implemented on Jan. 1, 2013. One was their concern that Staff Council members first voted agains
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Jul 28, 2012 12:25
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