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[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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[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

[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

[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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