Mississippi leads nation in passing smokefree ordinances

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JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — The Mississippi State Department of Health says the Magnolia state is taking the lead when it comes to implementing municipal smokefree air ordinances. Mississippi was listed as the 2014 first place winner of the Smokefree Challenge national award by...

‘Breath of Fresh Air’ Introduces Smoke-Free Housing Policy

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The fourth annual Breath of Fresh Air workshop was held Wednesday to help Sioux Falls apartments and businesses become safer for tenants. A small group of property owners and managers received information on smoke-free housing trends across the country...

Study exposes historical barricades to health in tobacco-growing states

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The major tobacco-growing states lag behind the rest of the nation in adopting measures effective in reducing tobacco use. Consequently, these five states—Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee—are disproportionately affected by tobacco related disease,...