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Former AG Mike Moore named to anti-tobacco foundation board

LEGACY LOGOMike Moore, former Mississippi attorney general and now head of Mike Moore Law Firm in Flowood, has been named to the board of directors of Legacy, an anti-tobacco foundation in Washington, D.C. Legacy was created as a result of the November 1998 Master Settlement Agreement reached between attorneys general from 46 states, five U.S. territories and the tobacco industry.

Moore, attorney general from 1988-2004, received national attention in 1994 when he filed the first suit against 13 tobacco companies. Making Mississippi the first state to insist cigarette manufacturers reimburse the state for costs it incurred treating smoking-related illnesses, the suit resulted in a $4.1 billion settlement for Mississippi. His legal strategy was the precursor to the Master Settlement Agreement.

“Mike Moore is an icon in tobacco control, and we couldn’t be more proud to have him join our Board of Directors,” Lawrence Wasden, Idaho attorney general and Legacy board chair, said in a news release. “Mike brings a wealth of expertise to our board leadership, and we look forward to benefitting from his vision and counsel.”

Moore has served as president of the National Association of Attorneys and received major awards including the 1994 Wyman Award, naming him the most outstanding attorney general in the nation. He has also been named the National Law Journal’s Lawyer of the Year, Governing magazine’s Public Official of the Year and been the recipient of the American Medical Association’s Dr. Nathan Davis Award.

Moore remains active in tobacco prevention work. He chairs The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi, Mississippi’s tobacco prevention program that he founded after the settlement in 1998, serves as a trustee for the Stennis Center for Public Service, and is chairman of the state’s Tobacco Control Advisory Council. Moore is also a board member for the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.


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