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[Mississippi] Cigarettes tax, HBCUs funding draws attention as #msleg session begins

Mississippi last increased its cigarette tax in 2009. Now, about 20 health advocacy groups are pushing a cigarette tax increase of $1.50 a pack, plus "parallel" increases on chewing tobacco. The two Republican leaders of the tax-writing committees...said
Y'all Politics (blog)
added Jan 3, 2018 13:27
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[Mississippi] Tobacco tax, college desegregation money among 2018 issues

Mississippi last increased its cigarette tax in 2009. Now, about 20 health advocacy groups are pushing a cigarette tax increase of $1.50 a pack, plus "parallel" increases on chewing tobacco. The two Republican leaders of the tax-writing committees — Hous
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 2, 2018 03:29
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Tobacco’s costs felt in Medicaid budget, Mississippians' health

The 41st anniversary of the Great American Smokeout was earlier this month, and health advocates from around the state came together to back increasing Mississippi’s cigarette tax by $1.50. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the Mississip
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Nov 27, 2017 15:06
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Health organizations urge Mississippi lawmakers to increase tobacco tax

"Adolescents and young adults are two to three times more sensitive to changes in price of tobacco than are adults," explained Mississippi State Medical Association President Dr. Bill Grantham. "In fact, every ten percent increase in the price reduces yo
WTOK-TV ABC-11 (Meridian, MS)
added Nov 18, 2017 03:19
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[Mississippi] USM transitions to tobacco-free campus

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, students, faculty and staff were notified via email of USM’s new tobacco-free policy to be implemented on both the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses beginning on Jan. 1, 2018 with the help of Tobacco Free Campus Taskforce spearhead
The Student Printz (U. of So. Mississippi)
added Oct 18, 2017 14:21
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[Mississippi] E-cigarette ordinance to address biz concerns

Starkville's ban on using e-cigarettes in public places is now official, but the matter might not be over for stores that say the ban could hurt their business. Aldermen unanimously approved an amendment at Tuesday's meeting that added electronic ciga
Columbus (MS) Commercial Dispatch
added Oct 8, 2017 16:19
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[Mississippi] Southern Miss Transitioning to Tobacco-Free on All Campuses

A Tobacco Free Campus Taskforce has been created through the Moffitt Health Center with members from the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses to assist with policy promotion, awareness and implementation. Current members include representatives from the Of
Southern Miss Now (University of Southern Mississippi)
added Oct 5, 2017 16:23
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[Mississippi] City to hold public hearing on smoking ordinance

The amendment for the ordinance will include electronic cigarettes and "vaping" within the definition of prohibited smoking products. When the ordinance was passed, electronic cigarettes and "vaping" were not popular trends. However, the increased popul
Starkville (MS) Daily News
added Sep 9, 2017 02:48
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Report: Mississippi needs more policies to fight cancer

The state that led the fight against "Big Tobacco" in the nineties has no state-wide law guaranteeing smoke-free restaurants, bars and workplaces.... "I don't think raising taxes is a way to solve a budget issue or a bad habit," said Rep. Sam Mims, R-McCo
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Aug 3, 2017 09:17
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VIDEO: MISSISSIPPI TOBACCO FREE COALITION TAKING ACTION AGAINST SMOKING ORDINANCE IN COLUMBUS

It’s a message from the The Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition calling for a change in the city’s smoking policy. The current ordinance allows people to smoke indoors at select locations. However, the coalition wants the ordinance to be upgraded to mak
WCBI (Columbus, MS)
added Jun 27, 2017 14:43
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