Anti-tobacco group comes out against e-cigarettes

The non-profit group created by the state's settlement with the tobacco industry is coming out against e-cigarettes.

Posted: Jan. 30, 2018 7:05 PM
Updated: Jan. 30, 2018 7:05 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - A Mississippi anti-tobacco group is now coming out against e-cigarettes.

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The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi was created by the state's 1994 settlement with the tobacco industry.

It is encouraging communities to pass restrictions on e-cigarettes being used in public places.

According to the group, the state's high school e-cigarette rate has increased from 1.2 percent in 2010 to 10.3 percent in 2016.

"E-cigarettes are becoming the gateway to cigarette use," said Sandra Shelson, the executive director of The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi.

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