Mississippi Press Releases
JACKSON, MS – March 4, 2021 – The Mississippi State Legislature is officially recognizing today, March 4 as Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Cancer Awareness Day in the state.
Mississippi Health Advocates: Proposed Cigarette Tax Increase Inadequate to Save Lives; Urge Senate to Increase Tax by $1.50
JACKSON, MS – February 26, 2021 – Mississippi health advocate groups are calling on the State Senate to amend House Bill 1439 to increase the cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack.
JACKSON, MS — February 18, 2021 — The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19 is no match for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's (ACS CAN) volunteers' steadfast commitment.
Lawmakers Could Generate Over $170 Million in New Annual Revenue and Save Thousands of Lives by Raising State’s Record Low Tobacco Taxes
JACKSON, MS – February 4, 2021 – As lawmakers continually look to address the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to significantly increase Mississippi’s dangerously low tobacco taxes (40th cigarette tax in the nation) has never been more clear.
JACKSON, MS – January 14, 2021 – The Mississippi Department of Corrections recently announced their decision to lift the policy that prohibits smoking inside prisons beginning February 1, 2021.
Mississippi Leaders Unite to Ignite Action to Change State’s Dire Ranking on Cancer-Fighting Policies Nationwide
JACKSON, MS — November 25, 2020 — Mississippi ranks last in the nation when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer, according to the American Cance
Statement from Kimberly Hughes, Mississippi government relations director at American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), on the state legislature’s failure to protect teens from the dangers of tanning beds for five years in a row.
A statement by the ACS CAN’s Mississippi government relations director on the state legislature’s failure to protect those 17-years-old or younger from cancer-causing indoor tanning devices.