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What happened to Mississippi’s tobacco lawsuit money?

The Great Recession happened. Budget problems happened. The body of the trust fund was whittled away year by year. And now, the health care trust fund has been drained dry. The budget summary from the 2016 legislative session shows the fund will have a
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 20, 2016 19:16
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[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
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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 mstobaccodata.org.
Mississippi State Department of Health
added Jul 6, 2016 02:01
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[Mississippi] Smoking Harms Black Americans' Kidneys, Study Suggests

The more a person smoked, the greater their rate of kidney decline, the findings showed. People who smoked up to 19 cigarettes a day had a 75 percent greater decline in kidney function. People who had 20 or more cigarettes a day had a 97 percent greater
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 25, 2016 23:07
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[Mississippi] Ex-firefighter indicted in slaying of Waffle House waitress

Biloxi police have said Mount was sitting at the counter when Brightwell told him he couldn't smoke in the restaurant. He was smoking an e-cigarette, according to testimony at his preliminary hearing.
Biloxi (MS) Sun Herald
added May 17, 2016 18:01
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[Mississippi] Ex-firefighter who shot dead Waffle House waitress who told him he couldn't smoke his e-cigarette inside is charged with murder

A Mississippi grand jury has indicted a former firefighter on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting of a waitress who had asked him not to smoke at a Waffle House. Harrison County Assistant District Attorney Crosby Parker tells The Sun Herald that
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 17, 2016 17:59
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[Mississippi] FDA ruling sets sights on e-cigarettes

Kimberly Hughes, Mississippi government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, is concerned the use of e-cigarettes will change the cultural view of smoking. “Widespread use of e-cigarettes has the potential to make sm
Vicksburg (MS) Post
added May 16, 2016 09:24
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[Mississippi] Local Health Sciences Students Spreading Tobacco Awareness

Three local Health Sciences students are sounding the alarm about the harmful effects of tobacco and urging their community to stay away from these harmful products. Ty Duran, Dixie Jackson, and Savannah Watkins, local Health Science students at Winston
Winston County (MS) Journal
added Feb 18, 2016 17:48
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[Mississippi] Smoking ban difficult to enforce on campus

Since the University adopted a campus-wide smoking ban in 2013... Giving out citations for smoking on campus, however, is harder than it seems, Potts said. Since Aug. 1, 2015, the UPD has only issued 73 citations. Since the University originally enacted
The Daily Mississippian (University of Mississippi)
added Feb 17, 2016 16:48
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[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
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