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Most Recent Smokefree Cities Honored in Biloxi

by Elizabeth W. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Last month, the Smokefree Mississippi Coalition attended the Mississippi Municipal League Awards in Biloxi.

While at the conference, the coalition recognized the newest smokefree cities for providing their citizens, workers and visitors with healthier environments. Those cities are: 

  • Pascagoula
  • Plantersville
  • Baldwyn
  • Moorhead
  • Lucedale
  • Wiggins
  • Cary
  • Indianola
  • Ethel
  • Forest
  • Sumner
  • Alligator

During the awards presentation, Mississippi health groups, including the American Heart Association, received first place in the annual Smokefree Indoor Challenge Award from Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR), a national non-profit organization. The award recognizes the states that achieve the greatest number of strong local smokefree laws each year. This is the third year in a row that Mississippi has received this honor! Thank you to all You’re the Cure advocates who made this national recognition a reality.

Since 2002, Mississippi has passed a total of 70 comprehensive ordinances with 18 passed in 2012. We look forward to working with smokefree advocates to make our state a healthier place to live, work and visit.

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