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Mississippi Receives National Award for Passage of Most Smokefree Air Policies

June 27, 2011

Biloxi, Miss. – Mississippi leads the nation in protecting the health of residents by passing the most local smokefree air policies. More Mississippi cities passed new smokefree air policies in 2010 than any other state.

Mississippi cities with smokefree air policies and Mississippi smokefree air advocates will be honored for this accomplishment by the Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR) organization on Tuesday, June 28.  ANR will name Mississippi the first place winner of the Smokefree Indoor Air Challenge.

National and Local Recognition of Smokefree Mississippi Cities
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
11:30 a.m.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center
2350 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS
 Room: L-7

Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) representatives and other Smokefree Air Mississippi partners will be on hand to accept the award. Smokefree Air Mississippi is an initiative of MSDH that works to limit exposure to secondhand smoke in all public place and places of employment.

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