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Mississippi Ranks First in Smoke-Free Communities in 2015

The Mississippi State Department of Health’s Office of Tobacco Control and Smokefree Mississippi efforts were ranked as first in the nation for passing the most smoke-free ordinances within municipalities in 2015, according to a press release from the MS
Picayune (MS) Item
added Jul 6, 2016 02:01

[Mississippi] Ciurczak: Southern Miss to follow smoke-free trend?

I wrote a story this week about efforts to enact a tobacco-free policy at the University of Southern Mississippi. .. I got the feeling from my interviews that making the campus completely smoke-free might not come so quickly. Caroline Bradley, Student Go
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Jul 1, 2016 19:10

Mississippi leads nation in smoke-free communities

the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Office of Tobacco Control (OTC) and Smokefree Mississppi were recognized as first in the nation for passing the most smoke-free air ordinances. The OTC and Smokefree Mississippi also recognized the 18 Mississip
WTVA (Tupelo, MS)
added Jul 1, 2016 18:59
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[Mississippi] Student government: Should USM go tobacco-free?

Jodi Ryder, Southern Miss director of wellness and health promotion, has met with student government leaders about the possibility of a ban. "This is such a big deal," she said. "(Student government) really wants the support of students behind this. I'v
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Jun 26, 2016 19:53

What happened to Mississippi’s tobacco lawsuit money?

The Great Recession happened. Budget problems happened. The body of the trust fund was whittled away year by year. And now, the health care trust fund has been drained dry. The budget summary from the 2016 legislative session shows the fund will have a
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 20, 2016 19:16

[Mississippi] Health care trust fund whittled away

Although the payments to the state are supposed to continue as long as the tobacco defendants are in business, the winnings were often expressed in easy-to-digest terms: Mississippi would receive about $4 billion over the first 25 years. In 1999, legisl
Corinth (MS) Daily Corinthian
added Jun 19, 2016 11:11

[Mississippi] Smoking Harms Black Americans' Kidneys, Study Suggests

The more a person smoked, the greater their rate of kidney decline, the findings showed. People who smoked up to 19 cigarettes a day had a 75 percent greater decline in kidney function. People who had 20 or more cigarettes a day had a 97 percent greater
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 25, 2016 23:07

[Mississippi] Ex-firefighter indicted in slaying of Waffle House waitress

Biloxi police have said Mount was sitting at the counter when Brightwell told him he couldn't smoke in the restaurant. He was smoking an e-cigarette, according to testimony at his preliminary hearing.
Biloxi (MS) Sun Herald
added May 17, 2016 18:01
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[Mississippi] Ex-firefighter who shot dead Waffle House waitress who told him he couldn't smoke his e-cigarette inside is charged with murder

A Mississippi grand jury has indicted a former firefighter on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting of a waitress who had asked him not to smoke at a Waffle House. Harrison County Assistant District Attorney Crosby Parker tells The Sun Herald that
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 17, 2016 17:59

[Mississippi] FDA ruling sets sights on e-cigarettes

Kimberly Hughes, Mississippi government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, is concerned the use of e-cigarettes will change the cultural view of smoking. “Widespread use of e-cigarettes has the potential to make sm
Vicksburg (MS) Post
added May 16, 2016 09:24
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