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[West Virginia] Bowling: higher tobacco tax would lower smoking rates

Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Karen Bowling agreed Tuesday that raising state tobacco taxes would reduce the state’s high rates of smoking and tobacco use. ..answering a question raised by Sen. Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, about the eff
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added Jan 28, 2015 13:38

West Virginia’s long road to fiscal soundness

began a 40-year plan of annual payments to reduce the unfunded liability in TRS. Today it’s a healthy 66 percent funded and improving every year, thanks to ... and the deposit of $808 million the state received when it settled a lawsuit with major tobacc
West Virginia Metro News Network
added Jan 26, 2015 11:22

[West Virginia] EDITORIAL: Easy Decision: State should revisit how tobacco settlement is spent ($$)

West Virginia is not alone in how state officials abuse class-action lawsuits. But the Mountain State ought to do the right thing regarding one settlement - and in the process, save some young lives.
Martinsburg (WV) Journal
added Dec 30, 2014 14:04
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EDITORIAL: Curbing Tobacco Use in West Virginia

During the current fiscal year, the state will spend only about $4.9 million on such programs, according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends West Virginia be spending $27.4 million a ye
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added Dec 20, 2014 14:19

[West Virginia] LETTER: Why do smokers ignore the risks?

Customers and employees at the Deli Mart in Athens smoke inside the store, and more than once I’ve left that establishment having an asthma attack due to the smoke. I’ve called the health department numerous times, but to no avail. Thank goodness the new
Bluefield (WV) Daily Telegraph
added Dec 7, 2014 12:52

[West Virginia] W.Va. Supreme Court Affirms Judgment For Big Tobacco ($$)

The judgment upheld in Monday’s decision was for part one of the trial, according to the opinion. A second part of the trial, in which separate individual juries, judge or judges will independently address issues unique to each plaintiff’s compensatory da
added Nov 3, 2014 21:08

[West Virginia] Tobacco trial

Cigarette companies begin arguments today in a West Virginia lawsuit that accuses them of ignoring the health of smokers. The companies are hoping to cast doubt on a class-action claim that healthy smokers need free diagnostic tests to protect them from
WTVM-TV Ch. 9 (Columbus, GA)
added Nov 3, 2014 11:24

[West Virginia] 6-figure checks influencing W.Va. state elections

Kendrick is a Princeton, West Virginia, native. Giving $50,000 each were the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Sean Fieler, president of Equinox Partners LP; and RAI Services Company, a branch of the Reynolds American Inc. tobacco company. The group has already s
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added Oct 19, 2014 19:20

[West Virginia] GTNF 2014: The Greenbrier AGENDA

– Women In Tobacco (WIT) Event (sponsored by National Tobacco), (Spring Room) 18:30: Welcome Reception (sponsored by Alliance One International) (The Bunker) - --------------------------
Global Tobacco Networking Forum
added Oct 6, 2014 18:41

[West Virginia] Brooke County considers smoking ban

Another West Virginia county is considering going smoke-free. The Brooke County Board of Health is holding a public hearing Monday evening to listen to what residents have to say about the proposal that would ban smoking in all businesses, including bars
West Virginia Metro News Network
added Oct 6, 2014 12:18
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