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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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[West Virginia] Casino owners sue over smoking ban

Three video lottery casino owners have filed a lawsuit against the Brooke County Commission and Brooke County Health Department, alleging the department acted outside its state-given powers when it implemented a ban on smoking in the businesses.
Weirton (WV) Daily Times
added Dec 10, 2016 13:57
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[West Virginia] After ban, smokers in public housing wonder 'where to now?'

"I think if I'm in my own apartment, and I'm not smoking around someone else, I think I should be allowed to smoke," Alonso said. Just two floors above lives Cecil Richards, who doesn't smoke. He requires oxygen for his sleep apnea, but as far as he's c
WDTV CBS Channel 5 (Bridgeport, WV)
added Dec 5, 2016 23:57
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[West Virginia] Gazette editorial: All together now, put out that cigarette

We’re glad that some county health departments, like Kanawha’s, ban smoking in public indoor places, consigning cigarettes farther into ostracized limbo. This ban saves lives, because second-hand smoke also is a killer. The Cancer Society has a “Quit fo
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Nov 17, 2016 17:19
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[New York, Virginia, West Virginia] Maryland man pleads guilty to unlawful cigarette smuggling

Alsaidi participated in a cigarette smuggling operation designed to transport large quantities of cigarettes across state lines for redistribution and sale. He pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Traffic in Contraband Cigarettes” and faces up to f
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added Nov 9, 2016 22:59
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[Connecticut, West Virginia] LETTERS: Magazine Magazine readers respond to stories on tobacco, workplace advice

I have lived in Maryland for 30 years now, and don’t know whether tobacco companies still recruit poor children in Appalachia. I do know that poor children in West Virginia suffer from many of the same living conditions described in this article, but th
Washington Post
added Oct 27, 2016 14:58
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[West Virginia] Southern campuses to go tobacco-free

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has announced it will go tobacco-free beginning July 1, 2017. The policy will take effect on all campuses and sites. After this time, no tobacco use of any kind will be permitted on Southern property
Logan (WV) Banner
added Oct 17, 2016 15:07
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