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Mississippi tobacco tax increase remains up in the air

A pack of Marlboros at a convenience store near the Mississippi Capitol costs about $4.99, which includes tax. If the Legislature chooses one possible option for a cigarette tax increase, the same pack could run $5.31. For a person who smokes a pack a d
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 26, 2018 22:43

[Mississippi] State’s teen smoking rate declines

in 2013 4.1 percent of middle school students were current smokers, a decrease of over 20 percent from 1998. “It is great news to know that students in Mississippi are making good choices about their health,” said Keetha Mosley, project director of the M
Webster (MS) Progress-Times
added Nov 16, 2016 18:33

Mississippi Smoke-Free Communities

As of June 2016, there are 121 100% smoke-free communities in Mississippi. Find out the latest on the state's smoke-free cities and policies at
Mississippi State Department of Health
added Jul 6, 2016 02:01

[Mississippi] Health care trust fund whittled away

Although the payments to the state are supposed to continue as long as the tobacco defendants are in business, the winnings were often expressed in easy-to-digest terms: Mississippi would receive about $4 billion over the first 25 years. In 1999, legisl
Corinth (MS) Daily Corinthian
added Jun 19, 2016 11:11

[Mississippi] EDITORIAL: Raising legal smoking age right step

Earlier this week, members of the Adams County Board of Supervisors announced their intention of holding a public hearing ahead of raising the legal age to purchase tobacco to 21. Although the date of the hearing is not yet set, we applaud the effort.<
Natchez (MS) Democrat
added Feb 3, 2016 22:37

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

[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

[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

[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

[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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