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 Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalitions (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.

Meet the Team

Contact your North Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition Leader for both Lee and Chickasaw Counties, Shatara Agnew for help on getting the word out to prevent tobacco and vaping usage among adults, teens, pre-teens!!!


Shatara Agnew

Project Director

Lee and Chickasaw Counties

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. Tobacco smoke has thousands of chemicals that can cause serious health problems, including cancer, heart disease and stroke. Quitting smoking is hard, but it’s worth it. Vaping is not a safe alternative to smoking – it can also be harmful to your health. If you’re ready to quit, there are many resources available to help you on your journey. Take the first step and find the right program or support group for you.

MS Tobacco Free Coalition

(662) 844-0013 - Office

Quitting Vaping? Get Help by Text


This is Quitting is a free and anonymous text messaging program to help youth quit vaping. The program has helped nearly 500,000 young people to end their vaping habit. Teens and young adults can text VAPEFREEMS to 88709 to enroll. You'll receive messages from other young people who are quitting or have successfully quit e-cigarettes. Real people, real problems, real solutions to motivate, inspire and support you throughout the quitting process.

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