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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

[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

[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

[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

[Mississippi] Doctors push for statewide smoking ban

"Because Mississippi is a predominantly rural state, even if we have every community in the state covered, we'll only have about 45% of the state covered," he said. The medical association has attempted, unsuccessfully, to prod lawmakers into passing a
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 4, 2014 13:26

E-cigarettes getting included in bans across Mississippi

Shelson says several organizations and even the state health department want to see more cities, like Tupelo, include e-cigarettes in their smoke free ordinances. For many cities, that means amending the policies already in place. "I don't think it's go
WLBT NBC3 (Jackson, MS)
added Aug 22, 2014 06:29

[Mississippi] Tupelo City Council passes e-cigarette ban

Tupelo City Council has approved an ordinance that bans the use of e-cigarettes at most restaurants and businesses. "It's not a ban like something is declared illegal," Mayor Jason Shelton said before Tuesday's vote. "It's a ban on using the product in p
Biloxi (MS) Sun Herald
added Aug 22, 2014 10:38

[Mississippi] AUDIO: Doctors Push For Statewide Smoking Ban

Thousands of Mississippi doctors want to convince legislators to put a statewide smoking ban on the ballot. Eighty-six Mississippi cities have adopted smoke-free ordinances. That covers about 25 percent of the state’s population. But Pascougla doctor St
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
added Sep 4, 2014 13:25

[Mississippi] Miss. physicians want smoking ban put to voters

Having failed to persuade lawmakers to ban smoking in public places, the Mississippi State Medical Association now wants lawmakers to put the question to voters. The association, which represents Mississippi's 4,700 physicians, announced this week it wil
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 16, 2014 21:07

[Mississippi] Kentucky cigarette manufacturer pays $750000, pleads guilty in contraband case

the payment from Tantus Tobacco LLC in a news release Tuesday. Tantus admitted that in 2008, it sold cigarettes to Charles Wells, a distributor in Hopkinsville, but helped create false documentation that it had sold the cigarettes to Jerry Burke, a whole
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Aug 12, 2014 15:53
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