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November 12, 2012

I understand that it’s been a little while since the smoking ban has been in the news, but let us revisit it once more. I find it critical to point out a few more things that have failed to be addressed in this newspaper, and I’m going to start from square one: health.

March 21, 2012

Mississippi has one of the lowest cigarette taxes in the nation at $0.68 a pack, regardless of the sale price of the pack. The highest is New York at $4.35 a pack.

 

Mississippi has one of the lowest cigarette taxes in the nation at $0.68 a pack, regardless of the sale price of the pack. The highest is New York at $4.35 a pack.

Meanwhile, a 2002 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that each pack of cigarettes sold costs society $7.18 in medically related expenses and loss of work due to early death from smoking-related illness.

This means the state of Mississippi carries a $6.50 burden on each pack of cigarettes sold in the state. That does not look very good.

June 8, 2010

Many Americans have either personally experienced a family member or friend die from a smoking related death.

 

Many Americans have either personally experienced a family member or friend die from a smoking related death.

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

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presented the MSDH with a $2.9 million grant to aid in the education of Mississippians on the benefits of smoke-free air.