Health Department renews grant for Tobacco-Free Coalition of Attala, Leake and Winston

The Mississippi State Department of Health’s (MSDH) Office of Tobacco Control has renewed the community tobacco control grant for the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Attala, Leake and Winston Counties.

Monies from the grant are used by the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition to prevent tobacco use, encourage tobacco cessation and eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke among youth and adults in Attala, Leake and Winston counties.

Each year, Mississippi spends $719 million on healthcare costs associated with tobacco use. The goal of MSDH’s Office of Tobacco Control is to improve the health of all Mississippians through the elimination of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.

For more information, please contact the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Attala, Leake and Winston counties program director Leigh Lamkin at 601-906-5737 or llamkin@mscec.org.