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WEST VIRGINIA JOINS STATES DISCUSSING TOBACCO PURCHASING AGE INCREASE

A trio of state senators in West Virginia have entered their state into the race to see which will be the third to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21-years-old.
HalfWheel
added Feb 19, 2017 15:32
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[West Virginia] Senate committee advances bill to raise cigarette tax by $1

Senate Finance Committee members voted Wednesday to increase the governor's proposed state cigarette tax increase from 45 cents to $1 a pack — over concerns the higher amount will be even tougher to pass in the House of Delegates.
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Feb 18, 2017 00:01
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[West Virginia] WVWC goes tobacco-free

West Virginia Wesleyan College is now officially a tobacco-free campus, the college’s public relations department announced Friday. The policy went into effect Monday, Jan. 23 and is designed to help reduce the health risks associated with tobacco use,
Buckhannon (WV) Record Delta
added Feb 13, 2017 14:10
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[West Virginia] EDITORIAL: Action needed on smoking

grades ran the gamut...the dire state of West Virginians’ health and the heavy burden of paying the freight for the medical care smokers need when they fall victim to one or more of smoking’s consequences....we urge lawmakers to make smoking restrictions
Beckley (WV) Register Herald
added Feb 8, 2017 15:45
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[West Virginia] Hancock County Commission Still Considering Smoking Ban

officials heard from several others in favor of keeping the existing rule in place. Commissioners also acted on a motion during a recent meeting to seek outside counsel in regard to the order presented Jan. 5 by former MTR Gaming Group CEO Ted Arneault t
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added Jan 31, 2017 17:42
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American Lung Association calling for heightened tobacco restrictions in West Virginia

West Virginia received a "B" in "Coverage and Access to Services to Quit Tobacco" and a "D" in "Strength of Smokefree Workplace Laws." The state received failing grades in the three remaining categories — "Funding for State Tobacco Prevention Programs,"
Beckley (WV) Register Herald
added Jan 26, 2017 17:18
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[West Virginia] Public hearing slated for proposed amendments to indoor air ordinance

A public hearing has been scheduled concerning proposed amendments to Mercer County’s Clean Indoor Air Ordinance that would prohibit smoking in most public places including outdoor venues. County Commissioner Greg Puckett, who is also a member of the Me
Bluefield (WV) Daily Telegraph
added Jan 16, 2017 21:14
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[West Virginia] Health departments offer incentive for expectant mothers to quit smoking

Baby & Me Tobacco Free is a smoking cessation program created to reduce the burden of tobacco use on pregnant women and newborn mothers and children. An expectant mother who participates in the program and remains smoke-free following her baby’s birth re
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
added Jan 4, 2017 22:25
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[West Virginia] Pregnant Women Smoking Rate Declines In Mountain State

smoking rates among pregnant women are steadily declining. Provisional numbers from DHHR’s Health Statistics Center indicate the rate of smoking during pregnancy in West Virginia has dropped from 28.2 percent in 2014 to 24.2 percent in 2016.
WCBC Radio (Cumberland, MD)
added Dec 18, 2016 17:20
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[West Virginia] Smoking ban lawsuit advancing

A suit against the Brooke County Health Department alleging it acted beyond its state-given powers by banning smoking in all public places will move forward, following 1st Judicial Circuit Court Judge Jason Cuomo’s ruling Wednesday not to dismiss the case
Weirton (WV) Daily Times
added Dec 18, 2016 16:27
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