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.
Currently, Tobacco-Free Coalitions are located in the following areas of the state:
Activities that the Coalitions conduct in their communities include:
They also participate in annual national observances:
|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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