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Mississippi State Department of Health, Office of Tobacco Control provides funding for the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalitions (MTFCs). There are 34 MTFCs that cover the 82 counties of the state and implement tobacco control programs at the grassroots level. The MTFCs are community-based coalitions that work to prevent the initiation of tobacco use among youth, reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, promote tobacco cessation services, and eliminate tobacco-related disparities. The coalitions partner with schools, faith-based and community service organizations, businesses, and a number of health advocacy organizations to provide education and resources to the communities that they serve, and provide assistance to Mississippi municipalities in working towards comprehensive smoke-free ordinances.

Coalitions in Mississippi

Currently, Tobacco-Free Coalitions are located in the following areas of the state:

  • MTFC of Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin Counties
  • MTFC of Alcorn and Tippah Counties
  • MTFC of Prentiss and Tishomingo Counties
  • MTFC of Pearl River and Hancock
  • MTFC of Jackson County
  • MTFC of Covington and Smith Counties
  • MTFC of Forrest, Jones and Perry Counties
  • MTFC of Wayne, Clarke, and Jasper Counties
  • MTFC of Coahoma and Tunica Counties
  • MTFC of Bolivar and Sunflower Counties
  • MTFC of Quitman and Tallahatchie Counties
  • MTFC of Amite, Pike, and Wilkinson Counties
  • MTFC of Rankin, Scott, and Simpson Counties
  • MTFC of Noxubee, Kemper, and Neshoba Counties
  • MTFC of Grenada, Yalobusha, and Calhoun Counties
  • MTFC of Harrison County
  • MTFC of Lauderdale and Newton Counties
  • MTFC of Lamar and Marion
  • MTFC of Lawrence, Jefferson Davis, and Walthall Counties
  • MTFC of Washington, Sharkey, and Issaquena Counties
  • MTFC of Union, Benton, and Marshall Counties
  • MTFC of George, Green, and Stone Counties
  • MTFC of Panola, Lafayette, and Pontotoc Counties
  • MTFC of Itawamba and Monroe Counties
  • MTFC of Lee and Chickasaw Counties
  • MTFC of Madison, Yazoo, and Holmes Counties
  • MTFC of Hinds County
  • MTFC of Desoto and Tate Counties
  • MTFC of LeFlore, Carroll, and Humphreys Counties
  • MTFC of Montgomery, Choctaw and Webster Counties
  • MTFC of Claiborne and Warren Counties
  • MTFC of Attala, Winston, and Leake Counties
  • MTFC of Oktibbeha, Lowndes, and Clay Counties
  • MTFC of Copiah and Lincoln Counties

Activities

Activities that the Coalitions conduct in their communities include:

They also participate in annual national observances:



Links referenced
Great American Smoke-Out (November)    https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/great-american-smokeout.html
Kick Butts Day    http://www.kickbuttsday.org/

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