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[Mississippi] Kids rally for a smoke-free Waffle House

Some young local activists lined up in front of Waffle House in Biloxi Sunday afternoon to urge the company to implement a nationwide policy to ban smoking in the facility. Cleaner Air for Kids is trying to promote awareness about the dangers of second
WLOX-TV (Biloxi, MS)
added Jan 27, 2014 13:19

COFER: Mississippi should consider smoke-free workplaces statewide

During the past five decades, the state of Mississippi has made significant strides in tobacco control and prevention that have improved health outcomes for the state. More than 70 communities in Mississippi have passed comprehensive smoke-free ordinanc
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Jan 12, 2014 03:44

[Mississippi] Friars Point bans smoking in all bars, restaurants ($$)

Friars Point just passed a comprehensive smoking ban. In exchange, they’re getting a $5,000 grant from the Mississippi Department of Health to be used for health promotion.
Clarksdale (MS) Press Register
added Dec 23, 2013 12:29

[Mississippi] Friars Point bans smoking in bars, restaurants

Friars Point has banned smoking in bars and restaurants. Mayor Kat Miller says three bars and one restaurant are affected, though the restaurant may have banned smoking on its own. She tells The Clarksdale Press Register ( ) that the
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 23, 2013 12:28

Hawaii the healthiest state, Mississippi the least healthiest

Although smoking prevalence in adults in Mississippi declined by 8.3 percent in the past year, more than a half million adults still smoke in this state, and the prevalences of obesity, physical inactivity and diabetes remained among the highest in the n
added Dec 13, 2013 00:32

[Mississippi] Smoking ban in Bruce

Pope says he and aldermen have moved to outlaw most smoking in town for a number of reasons. "Eighty percent of the people in Mississippi don't smoke. So the 20 percent that do, we just want them to be considerate of those people," Pope continued. The
WTVA (Tupelo, MS)
added Dec 8, 2013 13:31

[Mississippi] Aldermen vote down proposed smoking ban

PHILADELPHIA -- The board of aldermen in Philadelphia has voted down a proposal to ban smoking in commercial buildings inside the city limits. The proposed ordinance was considered at the request of Beverly Knox with the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coaliti
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Dec 2, 2013 14:35

[Mississippi] City rejects smoking ban in 3-2 vote

A proposed ordinance that would ban smoking in commercial buildings inside the city limits was rejected last week in a 3-2 vote by the Board of Aldermen despite having the support of the mayor. The proposed ordinance was considered at the request of Bev
Neshoba (MS) Democrat
added Nov 30, 2013 15:00

[Mississippi] Merrell Williams Jr., Paralegal Who Bared Big Tobacco, Dies at 72

Merrell Williams Jr., a former paralegal who leaked mountains of internal documents of the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company in 1994, fueling lawsuits that resulted in an industry payout of billions of dollars to pay smokers’ medical bills, died on Nov.
New York Times
added Nov 26, 2013 23:15

Tobacco whistleblower dies in Mississippi

A paralegal who supplied documents that set off a legal assault that staggered the nation's biggest tobacco companies has died. Merrell Williams Jr. died last week in Ocean Springs, Miss. He was 72. ... Williams is remembered by former Mississippi Attorn
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 25, 2013 16:32
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