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[Mississippi] Fast food restaurant will no longer serve pot-smoking drive-through customers

part of the popular Sonic fast food chain, is taking action in response to a recent incident in which a customer blew smoke into the face of a server who is underage.
Yahoo!
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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[Mississippi] Please stop smoking weed in the drive-through, Gulfport restaurant asks

"If you are smoking weed in the drive thru you will not be served! Please show some common courtesy and smoke and air out before pulling up to order." Store manager Yasman Freeman said the sign was posted about two weeks ago after a patron blew smoke in
Biloxi (MS) Sun Herald
added Apr 4, 2018 13:05
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Proposed Mississippi cigarette tax hikes nearly dead

With less than three weeks left in the 2018 regular session, an effort by Mississippi lawmakers to raise tobacco taxes is on its deathbed. Senate Bill 3048, which could have been used to raise taxes, died when the House Ways and Means Committee didn't t
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 15, 2018 14:13
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[Mississippi] Ole Miss students react to proposed state tax increase on cigarettes

A bond bill, S.B. 3048, still remains and has the potential to be revised to increase cigarette taxes from the current 68 cents per pack to $1.50 per pack in late March. The bill would have to go before the house for further consideration, but could be a
Oxford (MS) Eagle
added Mar 13, 2018 04:12
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Mississippi legislators push for cigarette tax increase

Some Mississippi lawmakers are working to discourage children and adults from beginning or continuing to smoke by proposing an increased tax on cigarettes. Legislators recently drafted five bills to propose the tax increase, but all five failed as of Fe
The Daily Mississippian (University of Mississippi)
added Mar 9, 2018 20:38
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[Florida, Mississippi] Tobacco Co. Merits A Loss In Asset Transfer Row, Judge Told ($$)

Mississippi-based Smokers Best Group LLC urged a Florida federal judge Tuesday to reject a magistrate judge’s recommendation that he find in favor of a Florida tobacco company on its claim that a cigarette maker fraudulently transferred assets to SBG to a
Law360
added Mar 1, 2018 17:52
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Mississippi tobacco tax increase remains up in the air

A pack of Marlboros at a convenience store near the Mississippi Capitol costs about $4.99, which includes tax. If the Legislature chooses one possible option for a cigarette tax increase, the same pack could run $5.31. For a person who smokes a pack a d
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 26, 2018 22:43
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[Mississippi] VIDEO: The war on opioids moves to the courtroom

Now, some 20 years later, Moore has another health crisis on his mind -- and another corporate target: the makers of opioids. "Tobacco, somebody smokes a cigarette, it might be 30 years, 40 years before the disease process works and kills them," Moore sa
CBS News.com
added Feb 25, 2018 16:34
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[Mississippi] SCRUGGS: The Oxford Man Who Brought Down Big Tobacco Asks: Are Opioids the New Tobacco?

Editor’s Note: Dick Scruggs, the attorney who brought down Big Tobacco, draws a parallel between cigarette and opioid litigation in this piece written for a law publication. Is the rising spate of opioid litigation comparable to the litigation that resul
HottyToddy.com (Oxford, MS)
added Feb 25, 2018 16:31
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EVANS: Time to increase Mississippi’s tobacco tax

There are five bills to increase the state’s tobacco tax before the Legislature. They have until this Wednesday to make it out of committee and pass their house of origin. Gov. Phil Bryant has indicated he will sign a tobacco tax increase if it reaches hi
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Feb 18, 2018 02:53
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