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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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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[West Virginia] EDITORIAL: Tobacco control — Findings of new study unfortunate

We do believe that local coalition leaders are doing a good job in helping to educate area residents and youth about the dangers of tobacco. But it looks like they will need some additional help from state lawmakers in improving our individual county ran
Bluefield (WV) Daily Telegraph
added Jan 20, 2013 10:41
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[West Virginia] W.Va. colleges, universities consider tobacco bans

West Liberty University in the state's Northern Panhandle is the latest school to join a nationwide trend of tobacco-free college campuses, with plans to enforce a smoking ban next week. The Ohio County-based university will prohibit the use of tobacco p
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added Dec 28, 2012 05:35
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[West Virginia] Smoking ban opponents pack commission chamber

The commission chambers were filled with bar, gambling establishment, and private club owners who oppose the smoking ban set down by the Taylor County Board of Health.
Mountain Statesman (Grafton, WV)
added Jul 27, 2012 14:06
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[West Virginia] James Felsen: Public health hang-up on e-cigs makes little sense (Gazette)

Either an ideological (e.g., opposition to the act of smoking/vaping per se) or financial motive is likely driving the process. We need to insist on an answer before preventable tobacco related illness and deaths occur because of e-cig policy.
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Feb 10, 2016 03:47
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[West Virginia] Enforcing tobacco ban on campus

In Charleston earlier this week, a proposal to ban smoking in all public areas was discussed by the City Council. The ban seeks to reduce the dangers of secondhand smoke in areas owned by the city and further eliminate the habit from local society.
Daily Athenaeum (West Virginia University)
added Apr 24, 2015 14:38
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