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[West Virginia] Tobacco industry is wiped out

West Virginia once was a producer of burley tobacco, one of several varieties blended to make cigarettes. It was a cash crop that helped farmers get through the winter. But changes in markets and federal price supports wiped out the industry and the mil
Charleston (WV) State Journal
added Sep 16, 2014 04:33
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[West Virginia] Twenty-eight percent of state's adults smoke

compared to 18 percent of adults nationwide. Although the West Virginia figure hasn't changed much in recent years, the director of the state's tobacco prevention efforts believes West Virginia is on the cusp of a decline. “We're at a point I think our s
Charleston (WV) State Journal
added Sep 13, 2014 20:44
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[West Virginia] Up in smoke: businesses, officials are realizing the true cost of their workers' unhealthy habits

West Virginia is a chronically ill state. Its numbers outpace the nation's in terms of chronic conditions. Its residents are not reaching their full potential. To use one common saying, it's not personal — it's business. Each person's sick days, physica
Charleston (WV) State Journal
added Sep 13, 2014 20:17
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[West Virginia] State says tobacco use costs employers dearly

Each employee who uses tobacco products directly impacts a business' bottom line by $4,700, according to a memo to business owners by the West Virginia Division of Tobacco Prevention. The one-page fact sheet says:
Charleston (WV) State Journal
added Sep 13, 2014 20:09
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[West Virginia] Anti-tobacco effort strapped for funds despite millions in revenues

All of the proceeds from the tobacco settlement bonds went to help pay down the state Teachers Retirement System's unfunded liability. All of the money received each year from the settlement goes toward paying off those bonds. Annual tax revenues go to t
Charleston (WV) State Journal
added Sep 13, 2014 17:40
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[West Virginia] Brooke County May Institute Smoking Ban

Brooke County now may be following Hancock County by going smoke free. Brooke County Health Department Administrator Karen McClain says the board of health will be adopting a clean air regulation draft that will ban smoking in all enclosed public places
Charleston (WV) State Journal
added Sep 10, 2014 06:38
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[West Virginia] Professor studies trends of smokeless tobacco use

the trend of dual smoking or poly-tobacco use is becoming increasingly popular. Melissa Blank, assistant professor of psychology at West Virginia University, is currently monitoring the trend.
Daily Athenaeum (West Virginia University)
added Sep 4, 2014 13:51
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CVS tobacco ban could help dissuade West Virginia smokers

can only be good news for the state with the second-highest rate of smokers in the nation, according to West Virginia health professionals.
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added Sep 4, 2014 12:11
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[West Virginia] Berkeley County hospital goes tobacco-free

Tobacco use is no longer allowed at Jefferson Medical Center in Charles Town. The hospital's new tobacco-free policy went into effect Monday.
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 2, 2014 13:15
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[West Virginia] W.Va. smoking ban a strong precedent, advocates say

The decision to ban smoking at Mountaineer Casino and other public areas in Hancock County, W.Va., sets an example for making the air safer for everyone, anti-smoking advocates say.
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Sep 1, 2014 03:22
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