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[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

[North Carolina, West Virginia] How to end child labor in state's tobacco fields

Today, Baldemar Velazquez, the President of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) will offer a solution to this absurd situation in a presentation outside of the Global Tobacco Networking Forum -- an industry confab at the swanky Greenbrier resort i
NC Policy Watch (blog)
added Oct 3, 2014 22:00

[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

[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

[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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