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[West Virginia] Dan Foster: Opioid epidemic horrible, but don’t forget about ravages of tobacco

Yes, the Mountain State has reasonably effective clean indoor air laws, which appear to have made a difference, but, although recently raised, our cigarette tax remains far lower than it is in most other states, providing an opportunity for our legislato
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added May 22, 2017 16:29

[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

[West Virginia] VIDEO: Tobacco tax hike goes into effect in W.Va.

goes from 65 cents to $1.20 per pack, starting Friday. The increase is projected to bring in about $100 million a year. "It came out of nowhere," said Bill Gleason, manager of La Fontaines Tobacco & Wine. "We haven't even had a letter from the state --
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 (Huntington, WV)
added Jul 3, 2016 10:51

Cigarette tax hike, other West Virginia laws taking effect

After months of stalled negotiations over how to balance the state budget, lawmakers in mid-June opted to bank on higher taxes on cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to raise about $98 million a year. The cigarette tax will grow by 65 cen
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 30, 2016 15:47

[West Virginia] Anti-Smoking Group Against Bill That Includes Tobacco Increase

A bill that would raise the state cigarette tax by $1 over two years plus allow for smoking in casinos and VFWs remains alive heading into the final day of the legislature's 60-day session.
WCHS-TV8/58 (Charleston, WV)
added Mar 14, 2015 14:20

[West Virginia] Senate proposes cigarette tax to fund substance abuse, workforce initiatives

would increase tax on cigarettes beginning July 1. The tax is currently 55 cents and would increase this year to $1.05, with subsequent increases to $1.30 and $1.55 in the next two years.
Bluefield (WV) Daily Telegraph
added Feb 26, 2015 14:52

[West Virginia] Campaign launches to help protect pets against second hand smoke

Community leaders in Mercer County are sending a message to the public that second hand smoking is killing your pets! Thursday the Southern Coalfields Tobacco Prevention Network announced their new campaign titled, "You smoke, I smoke."
WVNS-TV CBS 59 (Ghent, WV)
added Jun 7, 2013 12:08

[West Virginia] Buckhannon smoking ban effective today; smokers upset

parts of the recently passed smoking ban could be revised. Davidson said he supports the banning of smoking in public parks and recreation areas, but that the inclusion of festival locations and electronic cigarettes in the ordinance may have pushed the b
Elkins (WV) Inter-Mountain
added May 5, 2013 20:29

[West Virginia] Proposed bill would raise cigarette taxes by $1

Leaders of two major state Senate committees, along with Senate President Jeff Kessler, are backing a bill that would raise state cigarette taxes by one dollar beginning this July.
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
added Mar 23, 2013 09:15

[West Virginia] Editorial: The dangers of cigarettes

We hope the Legislature raises the per-pack tax, and also imposes a statewide indoor ban. If it won't take these lifesaving steps, we hope the FDA delivers a death blow to America's worst drug addiction.
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Mar 5, 2013 17:52
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