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Virginia health agency launching quit smoking campaign

The Virginia Department of Health says it is counting down to Virginia Quit Day on Nov. 20. Tips and support will be posted on the agency's Facebook page every day leading up to the event.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 21, 2014 14:42
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[Virginia] ALJASSAR: A smoke-free Grounds

secondhand smoking is a problem for nonsmokers that can be diminished with a public smoking ban. There are real risks associated with secondhand smoking even in small amounts.
The Cavalier Daily (U. of Virginia)
added Oct 17, 2014 11:31
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[New Jersey, Virginia] Cigarette scheme goes up in smoke

Three New Jersey residents, who were arrested in Stafford County last year for their roles in a cigarette-smuggling scheme, have pleaded guilty to multiple charges.
Fredericksburg (VA) Free Lance-Star
added Oct 9, 2014 12:59
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[New Jersey, Virginia] 3 N.J. residents plead guilty in Va. cigarette smuggling scheme

Xochilt Williams, 38, and Mark Briscoe, 44, both of Willingboro, N.J., pleaded guilty on Wednesday in Stafford Circuit Court to racketeering, credit card forgery and credit card theft. Each is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 11. Advertisement
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 9, 2014 12:38
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[Virginia] County ramps up campaign to make parks tobacco-free

Chesterfield Parks and Recreation is stepping up its efforts to keep cigarette smoke away from children in county-owned facilities. Assistant Director Jim Perdue, who oversees the department’s parks division, briefed the Parks and Recreation Advisory Co
Chesterfield (VA) Observer
added Oct 8, 2014 12:56
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[Virginia] Bristol, Tenn. City Council considering e-cigarette ban

The city council will be looking at a revised ordinance of the city's current smoking policy which says you cannot use cigarettes, cigars, or pipes inside city buildings.  The new version  will include e-cigarettes.
WCYB (Bristol, VA)
added Oct 1, 2014 14:55
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[Virginia] Delayed opening of King School of Medicine illustrates tension within tobacco commission

In May, nearly five years after it secured one of the Virginia tobacco commission’s largest financial commitments, and two years after it claimed it would start classes, the amorphous King School of Medicine project bore no resemblance to the plan that ea
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Sep 21, 2014 23:45
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[Virginia] EDITORIAL: Tobacco commission needs more oversight

Suppose somebody gave you $1 billion out of the blue — yes, that’s “b” for “billion” — and told you to spend it in the poorest parts of the state to build a new economy. What would you spend it on? And how would you measure whether it had done any good?
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Sep 21, 2014 23:40
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[Virginia] US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They’re the last holdovers from a price-suppo
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 16, 2014 15:40
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[Virginia] EDITORIAL: Misuse of Tobacco Commission millions

former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli provided some cover by saying that commission members could vote on grants to groups involving siblings under the condition that the siblings don't live together or depend financially on each other. That's a ridicul
Norfolk (VA) Virginian-Pilot
added Sep 8, 2014 04:30
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