Miss. smoking ban dies, JSU stadium bill lives

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi lawmakers won’t pass a bill this year to ban smoking in public places.

House Public Health Committee Chairman Steve Holland says a bill that passed the Senate last month had “no substance” because it would’ve repeated a state law that already bans smoking in government buildings.

Holland chose not to bring the bill up for a vote because he says there wasn’t enough support for it.