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The non-profit Truth Initiative is helping Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Mississippi make their campuses tobacco free. MPB's Alexis Ware reports.
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
added Apr 17, 2017 17:27

[Mississippi] Pearl River County ahead of the effort against public smoking

Pearl River County’s municipalities are two of 135 cities in the state that have gone 100 percent smoke-free, which is less than half of the 299 incorporated areas in the state. Picayune and Poplarville adopted identical ordinances in 2014, banning smokin
Picayune (MS) Item
added Apr 17, 2017 17:26

[Mississippi] Director spreads tobacco-free message

With several events under her belt, the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Alcorn and Tippah Counties’ new project director has many more activities on the horizon. Stacy Brooks, new project director for MTFC, began taking on her new duties in mid-Ja
Corinth (MS) Daily Corinthian
added Mar 25, 2017 20:55
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[Mississippi] MTFC holds coalition meeting in Eupora

The Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Choctaw, Montgomery, and Webster Counties held its general coalition meeting Friday, February 17 at The Central Service Grill in Eupora. Coalition Members who were present for the meeting were: Dan Burchfield, D
Choctaw (MS) Plaindealer
added Mar 2, 2017 22:56

[Mississippi] Chairman: Bill with gas and tobacco taxes won't go to House

But the committee chairman, Republican Jeff Smith of Columbus, did an about-face Tuesday, saying that he won't bring the bill to a vote in the 122-member House. Smith would not say what prompted the change of plans.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 21, 2017 21:12

[Mississippi] ISRAEL: Lawmakers shirk duty on smoking-ban bills

all Mississippians should have the health benefit of living in smoke-free communities, which is why it remains urgent for the state Legislature to pass comprehensive tobacco-control legislature. Furthermore, the public should demand that these committee c
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Feb 17, 2017 21:25

[Mississippi] BOBBY HARRISON: Legislation would have blocked tobacco lawsuit

Mississippi got the best settlement with the tobacco companies because it filed the first lawsuit. If the aforementioned legislation had been in effect, some other state would have received the additional funds for being the first to file...the bill pendi
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Feb 15, 2017 20:53

[Mississippi] Fulton leaders finalize anti-smoking law

After months of talking about it and a few weeks of hacking out details, the City of Fulton has finally quit smoking. Mostly. Kind of like that uncle who only smokes after meals, Fulton has some exceptions to its ban on public smoking, voted into law in
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Jan 27, 2017 05:16

[Mississippi] House reverses course, votes to limit AG’s ability to file lawsuits

to pass legislation that could prevent Mississippi’s attorney general from pursuing lawsuits like the 1990s tobacco litigation that resulted in a settlement of more than $4 billion for state coffers.
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Jan 26, 2017 16:48
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[Mississippi] Bill: Fine drivers who smoke in vehicles with children

Rep. John Hines, D-Greenville, has filed House Bill 377, known as the "Mississippi Protection from Secondhand Smoke for Children Act," which would fine such smokers $25. If the bill passes, a person would be guilty of a misdemeanor if caught smoking in
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Jan 11, 2017 13:08
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