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Mississippi: It's time to raise the tobacco tax!

Each year, an estimated 5,400 Mississippians die from smoking-related diseases.  Significantly raising the tax on tobacco has been proven to be the single most effective way to prevent children from starting to smoke.

Latest Updates

June 29, 2020
Mississippi

JACKSON, MS – June 29, 2020 – Senate Bill 2596 has moved quickly through the Legislature in an effort to regulate e-cigarettes. The below is a statement from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Mississippi Government Relations Director Kimberly Hughes in reaction. “While we appreciate the Mississippi Legislature’s

April 15, 2020
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi

Cancer patients and those who’ve recently completed treatment are finding it challenging to get necessary health care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and many are experiencing financial stress trying to afford care in an increasingly difficult economic environment.

March 3, 2020
Mississippi

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.

August 1, 2019
Mississippi

Mississippi ranks very 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 latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.

State Contacts

Anita Bales
Grassroots Manager
Kimberly Hughes
Government Relations Director
Taylor Hall
Media Advocacy Manager

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