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[Mississippi] Chairman: Bill with gas and tobacco taxes won't go to House

But the committee chairman, Republican Jeff Smith of Columbus, did an about-face Tuesday, saying that he won't bring the bill to a vote in the 122-member House. Smith would not say what prompted the change of plans.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 21, 2017 21:12

[Mississippi] ISRAEL: Lawmakers shirk duty on smoking-ban bills

all Mississippians should have the health benefit of living in smoke-free communities, which is why it remains urgent for the state Legislature to pass comprehensive tobacco-control legislature. Furthermore, the public should demand that these committee c
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Feb 17, 2017 21:25

[Mississippi] BOBBY HARRISON: Legislation would have blocked tobacco lawsuit

Mississippi got the best settlement with the tobacco companies because it filed the first lawsuit. If the aforementioned legislation had been in effect, some other state would have received the additional funds for being the first to file...the bill pendi
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Feb 15, 2017 20:53

[Mississippi] Fulton leaders finalize anti-smoking law

After months of talking about it and a few weeks of hacking out details, the City of Fulton has finally quit smoking. Mostly. Kind of like that uncle who only smokes after meals, Fulton has some exceptions to its ban on public smoking, voted into law in
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Jan 27, 2017 05:16

[Mississippi] House reverses course, votes to limit AG’s ability to file lawsuits

to pass legislation that could prevent Mississippi’s attorney general from pursuing lawsuits like the 1990s tobacco litigation that resulted in a settlement of more than $4 billion for state coffers.
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Jan 26, 2017 16:48
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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
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