Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
Mississippi Profile : A review of Mississippi's tobacco prevention and control program
- Author(s): Mueller, Nancy, MPH
- Herbers, Stephanie, BA
- Hepp, Lisa, BS
- Luke, Douglas, PhD
- et al.
Dedicated tobacco control partners, adequate funding, and strong leadership from the Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi (The Partnership) contributed to Mississippi turning a two-year pilot project into a model tobacco control program. Effective youth programs, a strong community coalition structure, and a comprehensive approach are just some of the many characteristics that have moved Mississippi to the forefront of tobacco control and have already impacted tobacco use prevalence rates. Despite the challenging political and financial climates, Mississippi continues to improve and expand their program.