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EVANS: Time to increase Mississippi’s tobacco tax

There are five bills to increase the state’s tobacco tax before the Legislature. They have until this Wednesday to make it out of committee and pass their house of origin. Gov. Phil Bryant has indicated he will sign a tobacco tax increase if it reaches hi
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Feb 18, 2018 02:53
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[Mississippi] MS bill banning smoking in cars with children fails

The bill that was recently killed would have made it a misdemeanor for an adult to smoke in a vehicle with a child under the age of six. Advocates said these laws are needed, but they have an idea why it's so hard for lawmakers to get it passed. "The t
WMC-TV Channel 5 (Memphis, TN)
added Feb 12, 2018 19:36
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[Mississippi] VIDEO: Smoking ban dies in committee again

So he tried again this year with House Bill 132, but it also died in committee. “Sometimes, people forget the oath that they took to come down here and improve Mississippi, to make Mississippi a better place,” added Hinds. Sandra Shelson is the Execut
WLBT NBC3 (Jackson, MS)
added Feb 5, 2018 16:47
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MISSISSIPPIANS NOT REQUIRED TO BE 21 TO BUY TOBACCO PRODUCTS

A House committee doesn't want to require Mississippians to be 21 to buy tobacco products. The House Ways and Means Committee, on a split voice vote Wednesday, rejected House Bill 835 . The measure sponsored by Rep. Debra Butler Dixon, a Raymond Democrat
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 25, 2018 21:13
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[Mississippi] Cigarettes tax, HBCUs funding draws attention as #msleg session begins

Mississippi last increased its cigarette tax in 2009. Now, about 20 health advocacy groups are pushing a cigarette tax increase of $1.50 a pack, plus "parallel" increases on chewing tobacco. The two Republican leaders of the tax-writing committees...said
Y'all Politics (blog)
added Jan 3, 2018 13:27
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[Mississippi] Tobacco tax, college desegregation money among 2018 issues

Mississippi last increased its cigarette tax in 2009. Now, about 20 health advocacy groups are pushing a cigarette tax increase of $1.50 a pack, plus "parallel" increases on chewing tobacco. The two Republican leaders of the tax-writing committees — Hous
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 2, 2018 03:29
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Tobacco’s costs felt in Medicaid budget, Mississippians' health

The 41st anniversary of the Great American Smokeout was earlier this month, and health advocates from around the state came together to back increasing Mississippi’s cigarette tax by $1.50. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the Mississip
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Nov 27, 2017 15:06
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Health organizations urge Mississippi lawmakers to increase tobacco tax

"Adolescents and young adults are two to three times more sensitive to changes in price of tobacco than are adults," explained Mississippi State Medical Association President Dr. Bill Grantham. "In fact, every ten percent increase in the price reduces yo
WTOK-TV ABC-11 (Meridian, MS)
added Nov 18, 2017 03:19
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[Mississippi] USM transitions to tobacco-free campus

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, students, faculty and staff were notified via email of USM’s new tobacco-free policy to be implemented on both the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses beginning on Jan. 1, 2018 with the help of Tobacco Free Campus Taskforce spearhead
The Student Printz (U. of So. Mississippi)
added Oct 18, 2017 14:21
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[Mississippi] E-cigarette ordinance to address biz concerns

Starkville's ban on using e-cigarettes in public places is now official, but the matter might not be over for stores that say the ban could hurt their business. Aldermen unanimously approved an amendment at Tuesday's meeting that added electronic ciga
Columbus (MS) Commercial Dispatch
added Oct 8, 2017 16:19
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