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[Mississippi] DeSoto officials ban the use of electronic cigarettes in county government buildings

- DeSoto County has added electronic cigarettes to a local smoking ban in government buildings. "There's just tons and tons of material out there on e-cigarettes, but there are no conclusive studies and they remain unregulated," County Administrator Vane
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 20, 2014 14:36

[Mississippi] DeSoto County bans use of e-cigs in government buildings

DeSoto County officials, noting health risks still unknown, have added electronic cigarettes to the smoking ban in county buildings.
Memphis (TN) Commercial Appeal
added Mar 20, 2014 14:35
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[Mississippi] E-cigarettes sparks Monday discussion

Whether or not e-cigarettes will be allowed in DeSoto County government buildings has sparked a debate that ultimately may be decided by the Federal Drug Administration. DeSoto County Administrator Vanessa Lynchard said discussion about e-cigarettes wil
DeSoto County (MS) Times
added Mar 15, 2014 14:18

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] Kids rally for a smoke-free Waffle House

Some young local activists lined up in front of Waffle House in Biloxi Sunday afternoon to urge the company to implement a nationwide policy to ban smoking in the facility. Cleaner Air for Kids is trying to promote awareness about the dangers of second
WLOX-TV (Biloxi, MS)
added Jan 27, 2014 13:19

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

[Mississippi] Friars Point bans smoking in bars, restaurants

Friars Point has banned smoking in bars and restaurants. Mayor Kat Miller says three bars and one restaurant are affected, though the restaurant may have banned smoking on its own. She tells The Clarksdale Press Register ( ) that the
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 23, 2013 12:28

[Mississippi] Friars Point bans smoking in all bars, restaurants ($$)

Friars Point just passed a comprehensive smoking ban. In exchange, they’re getting a $5,000 grant from the Mississippi Department of Health to be used for health promotion.
Clarksdale (MS) Press Register
added Dec 23, 2013 12:29

Hawaii the healthiest state, Mississippi the least healthiest

Although smoking prevalence in adults in Mississippi declined by 8.3 percent in the past year, more than a half million adults still smoke in this state, and the prevalences of obesity, physical inactivity and diabetes remained among the highest in the n
added Dec 13, 2013 00:32

[Mississippi] Smoking ban in Bruce

Pope says he and aldermen have moved to outlaw most smoking in town for a number of reasons. "Eighty percent of the people in Mississippi don't smoke. So the 20 percent that do, we just want them to be considerate of those people," Pope continued. The
WTVA (Tupelo, MS)
added Dec 8, 2013 13:31
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