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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

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.

March 5, 2019
Mississippi

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.

February 13, 2019
Mississippi

Kimberly Hughes, Mississippi government relations director at American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), issued a statement on the Senate’s passage of a bill that will protect anyone 17-year-olds and younger from cancer-causing indoor tanning devices.

State Contacts

Anita Bales
Grassroots Manager
Kimberly Hughes
Government Relations Director
Denise Billings
Sr. Specialist, Media Advocacy, Mid-South

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