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[Mississippi] State settles tobacco nonpayment claims

Attorney General Jim Hood announced Monday that the state has settled claims against tobacco companies R.J. Reynolds and Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp. for $15 million. The state sued the two companies for not paying the state under the terms of a 1
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Jun 22, 2015 20:10
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[Mississippi] Petal bans indoor vaping, residents speak out

The Petal Board of Aldermen recently voted unanimously to pass an amendment making it illegal to use such devices in public buildings. The item was on the board's agenda at Tuesday's regular meeting, but also had been discussed at a previous meeting.
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Jun 22, 2015 21:18
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[Mississippi] City seeks to regulate tobacco paraphernalia

It's easy to walk into some convenience stores in Jackson and see and buy tobacco paraphernalia including bongs and pipes, city officials say. The Jackson City Council is looking at an ordinance to regulate the selling of these tobacco products in conven
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Jun 9, 2015 12:10
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Dickie Scruggs: A 2nd chance / MISSISSIPPI'S FAMED TRIAL LAWYER-TURNED-FELON GRANTS HIS FIRST POST-PRISON INTERVIEW.

Feted by Hollywood, reviled by the Wall Street Journal, Scruggs gained fame for taking down Big Tobacco and the asbestos industry before losing it all in a judicial bribery scheme.
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Apr 27, 2015 08:59
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[Mississippi] Bill fails that would limit attorney general's power to sue

Mississippi House members are rejecting new restrictions against Attorney General Jim Hood's ability to file lawsuits or hire outside lawyers. The House voted 66-49 Wednesday to reject a House Bill 1201, which would require the governor, lieutenant gov
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 6, 2015 11:50
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[Mississippi] Bill fails that would limit A.G.'s power to sue

Barbour — who was a tobacco lobbyist in Washington during Mississippi's lawsuit against the industry — used the tobacco money to help prop up the state budget .... The payments ... are still being spent under the current Republican governor, Phil Bryant.
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Feb 5, 2015 05:36
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[Mississippi] Smoking hot issue

As an older, more conservative community, Horn Lake would be the last city in DeSoto County to ban smoking in public places. The city's mayor Allen Latimer is cool to the idea of a smoking ban, preferring to let voters decide the issue.
DeSoto County (MS) Times
added Jan 26, 2015 20:58
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[Mississippi] Mantachie officials unplug public e-cig use

Mantachie leaders voted to immediately ban the public use of e-cigarette and similar inhalers. Mantachie has become the first municipality in Itawamba County to do away with smoking’s high-tech 21st century counterpart.
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Nov 24, 2014 03:19
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[Mississippi] What ever happened to: anti-smoking petitions

petition drive to garner public support for a statewide ban on smoking in indoor public places....MSMA officials announced more than 2,000 of its office-based physicians had received the petitions. Although it's too early to determine how many signatures
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Oct 19, 2014 11:45
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[Mississippi] Sparks fly at city meeting over smoking ban enforcement ($$)

Monday’s city board meeting began with a bang as city Commissioner Bo Plunk reminded police Chief Whit Read that the board could fire him.
Clarksdale (MS) Press Register
added Sep 23, 2014 14:33
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