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Hood says Mississippi settles some tobacco claims for $15M

says the nation’s largest tobacco company will pay the state $15 million to settle claims that it was underreporting the number of cigarettes it was shipping to the state. On Monday, Attorney General Jim Hood announced the settlement with Reynolds Americ
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 23, 2015 10:17
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[Mississippi] What ever happened to: anti-smoking petitions

petition drive to garner public support for a statewide ban on smoking in indoor public places....MSMA officials announced more than 2,000 of its office-based physicians had received the petitions. Although it's too early to determine how many signatures
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Oct 19, 2014 11:45
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[Mississippi] AUDIO: Doctors Push For Statewide Smoking Ban

Thousands of Mississippi doctors want to convince legislators to put a statewide smoking ban on the ballot. Eighty-six Mississippi cities have adopted smoke-free ordinances. That covers about 25 percent of the state’s population. But Pascougla doctor St
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
added Sep 4, 2014 13:25
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[USA, Mississippi] US stock exchanges face lawsuit over high-frequency trading

lawyer who orchestrated a successful class action suit against the tobacco industry 20 years ago has turned his sights on the stock exchanges ...filed in a New York court last month by a number of US legal firms including Michael Lewis, the lawyer who le
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 9, 2014 09:47
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[Mississippi] Southaven approves smoking ban

Board of Aldermen has voted to ban smoking in restaurants, bars and other public places. The Commercial Appeal reports the city became the fourth in DeSoto County to pass an ordinance protecting the public from secondhand smoke indoors.
AP - Associated Press
added May 7, 2014 21:16
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COFER: Mississippi should consider smoke-free workplaces statewide

During the past five decades, the state of Mississippi has made significant strides in tobacco control and prevention that have improved health outcomes for the state. More than 70 communities in Mississippi have passed comprehensive smoke-free ordinanc
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Jan 12, 2014 03:44
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[Mississippi] West Point may consider smoke-free ordinance

West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson says he will discuss a smoke-free ordinance with the board of selectmen on Thursday during a work session.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 3, 2013 23:42
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[Mississippi] Pascagoula smoke-free ordinance could get council vote Tuesday

Smoking could be banned in all public buildings in Pascagoula -- including bars and restaurants -- with a non-smoking ordinance facing a vote today by the City Council. The comprehensive ban that's on the agenda would apply to all restaurants, bars, stor
Biloxi (MS) Sun Herald
added Jun 18, 2013 11:15
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[Mississippi] McComb board votes against expansion of local smoking prohibition

AP - Associated Press
added May 18, 2013 11:35
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[Mississippi] Editorial: Moss Point takes lead in being smoke-free

There's also a long way to go. Mississippi has nearly 300 incorporated communities, so only about one in five is now committed to being free of secondhand smoke. Obviously clean air advocates have much work to do on the Coast. And southwest Mississippi
Biloxi (MS) Sun Herald
added Aug 29, 2012 20:07
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