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Number of Mississippi Smoke-Free Cities Rises to Sixty-Eight

February 06, 2013

Jackson, Miss - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) acknowledges the Cities of Wiggins and Lucedale for protecting the health of their citizens with the passage of comprehensive smokefree air ordinances. 

“The smokefree air policies implemented by these cities will protect all ...

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Business Has Never Been Healthier

February 06, 2013

Jackson, Miss – Smoke-free air policies in restaurants and bars don’t harm business and are good for health, says a new video released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The video ...

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Cary Joins Rising List of Smoke-Free Cities

November 30, 2012

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) congratulates the City of Cary for protecting the health of its citizens with the passage of a comprehensive smokefree air ordinance. 

“The smokefree air policy implemented by this city will protect all employees and customers in businesses and ...

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Forest Joins Rising List of Smokefree Cities

August 21, 2012

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) congratulates the City of Forest for protecting the health of its citizens with the passage of a comprehensive smokefree air ordinance. 

“The smokefree air policy implemented by this city will protect all employees and customers in businesses and ...

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Number of Mississippi Smoke-Free Cities Continues to Climb

July 20, 2012

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) congratulates the 61 smoke-free cities across the state that are now protecting the health of their citizens with the passage of comprehensive smokefree air ordinances. 

Sumner, Alligator and Duncan are the most recent cities to adopt comprehensive ...

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Fifty-Eight Mississippi Cities Now Smoke-Free

June 06, 2012

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) congratulates the Cities of Arcola, Booneville, Moss Point, New Augusta and Shuqualak for protecting the health of their citizens with the passage of comprehensive smokefree air ordinances. 

“The smokefree air policies implemented by these cities ...

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City of Verona Adopts Smokefree Air Ordinance

April 20, 2012

City of Verona Adopts Smokefree Air Ordinance
Verona Mississippi’s 53rd Smokefree City

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) congratulates the City of Verona for protecting the health of its citizens with the passage of a comprehensive smokefree air ordinance. 

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Fifty-Two Mississippi Cities Now Smoke-Free

April 11, 2012

Fifty-Two Mississippi Cities Now Smoke-Free

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) congratulates the Cities of Georgetown, Anguilla and Durant for protecting the health of their citizens with the passage of comprehensive smokefree air ordinances. 

“The smokefree air ...

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Monticello Becomes 48th Smoke-free City in Mississippi

January 17, 2012

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) congratulates the City of Monticello for protecting the health of its citizens with the passage of a comprehensive smokefree air ordinance. 

“The smokefree air policy implemented by this city will protect all employees and customers in businesses ...

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Mississippi Receives Prestigious National Smokefree Cities Award

June 29, 2011

Mississippi cities are protecting more residents than ever from exposure to secondhand smoke thanks to the passage of more local smokefree air ordinances than any other state. The national, non-profit organization Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights recognized Mississippi cities and Mississippi Smokefree Air ...

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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 ...

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Health Department Commends Smokefree Marks

June 27, 2011

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) congratulates the City of Marks for protecting the health of its citizens with the passage of a comprehensive smokefree air ordinance.

“The smokefree air policy implemented by this city will protect all employees and customers in businesses and other ...

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Health Department Applauds Northeast Mississippi Community College and Mississippi College

June 10, 2011

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) congratulates Northeast Mississippi Community College for joining Delta State University and Itawamba Community College in protecting students and employees by going tobacco-free. MSDH also recognizes Mississippi College for the recent passage of their smoke-free policy ...

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Health Department Commends Smokefree Flowood

April 08, 2011

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) recognizes and applauds the City of Flowood for protecting the health of its citizens with the passage of a comprehensive smokefree air ordinance.  

“The smokefree air policy implemented by this city will protect all employees and customers ...

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There is No Safe Level of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke, says New Surgeon Generals Report

January 20, 2011

Exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke causes immediate damage to the body that can lead to serious illness or death, according to the 2010 report released recently by U.S. Surgeon General Read More >

 

Hernando Residents Invited to Learn About the Dangers of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

November 15, 2010

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) invites the public to learn more about the dangers of exposure to secondhand smoke during a lunch event in Hernando. The event is part of the Smokefree Air Mississippi initiative and is entitled Clearing the Air: Eliminating Exposure to Secondhand ...

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Tupelo Residents Invited to Learn About the Dangers of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

November 09, 2010

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) invites the public to learn more about the dangers of exposure to secondhand smoke during a lunch event in Tupelo. The event is part of the Smokefree Air Mississippi initiative and is entitled Clearing the Air: Eliminating Exposure to Secondhand Smoke ...

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Healthcare Providers and Residents to Learn About the Dangers of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

November 02, 2010

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) will educate healthcare providers and the public about the dangers of exposure to secondhand smoke during a dinner event in Meridian. The event is part of the Smokefree Air Mississippi initiative and is entitled Clearing the Air: Eliminating Exposure ...

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Natchez Residents Invited to Learn About the Dangers of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

November 02, 2010

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) invites the public to learn more about the dangers of exposure to secondhand smoke during a lunch event in Natchez. The event is part of the Smokefree Air Mississippi initiative and is entitled Clearing the Air: Eliminating Exposure to Secondhand ...

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Gulf Coast Residents Invited to Learn About the Dangers of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

October 29, 2010

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) invites the public to learn more about the dangers of exposure to secondhand smoke during a lunch event in Gulfport. The event is part of the Smokefree Air Mississippi initiative and is entitled Clearing the Air:  Eliminating Exposure to ...

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Hattiesburg Residents Invited to Learn About the Dangers of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

October 29, 2010

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) invites the public to learn more about the dangers of exposure to secondhand smoke during a lunch event in Hattiesburg. The event is part of the Smokefree Air Mississippi initiative and is entitled Clearing the Air:  Eliminating Exposure to ...

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Cleveland Residents Invited to Learn About the Dangers of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

October 29, 2010

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) invites the public to learn more about the dangers of exposure to secondhand smoke during a lunch event in Cleveland. The event is part of the Smokefree Air Mississippi initiative and is entitled Clearing the Air:  Eliminating Exposure to ...

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Health Department Invites Public to Discuss Dangers of Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

October 19, 2010

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) invites the public to discuss the dangers of exposure to secondhand smoke and the benefits of smokefree air during a series of luncheons to be held across the state. The public meetings, entitled Clearing the Air:  Eliminating Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in ...

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Delta State University Declares Support for Smokefree Air Mississippi

October 07, 2010

Delta State University (DSU) President Dr. John M. Hilpert recently signed a proclamation of support for the Mississippi State Department of Health’s (MSDH) Smokefree Air Mississippi initiative.

Smokefree Air Mississippi is a public health initiative being led by MSDH to educate Mississippians on ...

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Health Department Commends Smokefree Cities

October 07, 2010


The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) recognizes and applauds the following cities for protecting the health of their citizens with the passage of comprehensive smokefree air ordinances:

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Health Department Leads Smokefree Air Mississippi Campaign

May 23, 2010

 

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is leading a statewide campaign to educate Mississippians about the dangers of secondhand smoke.

"Every Mississippian has the right to breathe clean, smokefree air," said State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier. "Our goal is to ...

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