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[Mississippi] Bill: Fine drivers who smoke in vehicles with children

Rep. John Hines, D-Greenville, has filed House Bill 377, known as the "Mississippi Protection from Secondhand Smoke for Children Act," which would fine such smokers $25. If the bill passes, a person would be guilty of a misdemeanor if caught smoking in
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Jan 11, 2017 13:08

[Mississippi] Upon Further Review: Inside MSU's victory cigar celebration

Phil Silva, that’s who. A habitual cigar guy, Silva said he’s occasionally asked by players for one. But he’s always said no and then made a deal: “If we beat Ole Miss, everybody gets one.” So, in a trunk on the Mississippi State sideline during Saturday
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Nov 28, 2016 01:51

[Mississippi] EDITORIAL: Smoking bans produce positive results for region

Four Northeast Mississippi communities – Starkville, Tupelo, Mantachie and Oxford – adopted indoor public smoking bans 10 years ago, and none have any reason to regret that decision. Economic advances and improving public health statistics in the past d
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Nov 19, 2016 19:14

Indoor smoking bans hit a decade in Northeast Mississippi

In 2006, Starkville, Tupelo, Mantachie and Oxford all enacted indoor smoking bans that covered restaurants, bars and work places. “We knew it would take a lot of work and would be a huge challenge,” said North Mississippi Medical Center community health
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Nov 17, 2016 17:31

[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] Eubanks: Cigars with The Smokin' Hot Ladies Club

I finally found the October meeting place of The Smokin’ Hot Ladies Club. Almost as soon as I walked in, I was offered a White Russian. These gals are all right.... They just lit their pipes, cigars and cigarillos and began to talk. And they didn't jus
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Oct 29, 2016 01:14

[Mississippi] VIDEO: Fulton to vote on smoke-free ordinance

A new smoking ordinance is being drafted that could make the City of Fulton smoke-free. A Fulton city official says it will likely be presented to the city government at its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
WTVA (Tupelo, MS)
added Oct 18, 2016 00:08

[Mississippi] New smoking ban in Fulton

City leaders, citing smoking-related health risks, voted Tuesday to begin work on a new ordinance that would ban smoking in all public spaces in the city. Such an ordinance would put Fulton in the same group with 125 other Mississippi towns and cities th
WTVA (Tupelo, MS)
added Oct 17, 2016 15:07

[Mississippi] Group says most of Ocean Springs wants to ban butts in the city

A coalition that formed more than a year ago has announced the results of a poll it commissioned — 70 percent of Ocean Springs residents contacted want the city to go cigarette smoke-free. The coalition is Smoke-Free Ocean Springs, made up of local, sta
Biloxi (MS) Sun Herald
added Oct 13, 2016 17:10

[Mississippi] EVANS: Tobacco tax is boost to health, budget: Column

The two big reasons, then and now, for raising the state tobacco tax are first, that tobacco use by Mississippians costs the state big money — about $320 million a year in Medicaid expenditures alone. Second, raising the tax on cigarettes and other tobac
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Sep 5, 2016 01:51
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