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[West Virginia] W.Va. smoking ban exemption bill dies in House

Legislation that would have given bar owners an avenue to obtain an exemption to the Berkeley County Board of Health's indoor clean-air regulation to allow smoking at their establishments died Friday in a House committee.
Hagerstown (MD) Herald-Mail
added Feb 22, 2015 15:05

[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] 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

[Virginia, West Virginia] Income Gap, Meet the Longevity Gap

changes in smoking and obesity rates may help explain the connection between bigger bank accounts and longer lives. “Richer people and richer communities smoke less, and that gap is growing,” said Dr. Murray at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluat
New York Times
added Mar 15, 2014 18:10

[West Virginia] EDITORIAL: Thumbs down: Too many women risk their babies' health by smoking

It's difficult to imagine that so many pregnant women in West Virginia would put their babies' health at risk, but many still do -- by smoking tobacco during their pregnancies.
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
added Sep 21, 2013 14:35

[West Virginia] Morgantown lounge grandfathered into smoking ban

There's only one hookah bar in the state of West Virginia, and after a recent Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health meeting, it appears it will stay that way. In March, Wheeling resident Trey Santorine asked Ohio County health board members to relax the c
AP - Associated Press
added May 12, 2013 17:07

[West Virginia] Up in smoke: tobacco users could see much higher premiums next

Under the Affordable Care Act ... the wellness program threshold changed from 20 percent to 30 percent. Then, the IRS gave the authority to the U.S. Department of the Treasury to increase the smoking premium up to 50 percent. ... West Virginia's elevated
Charleston (WV) State Journal
added Apr 23, 2013 14:15

[West Virginia] Smoking ban passes in Buckhannon

The smoking ban in Buckhannon's public parks and recreational areas will take effect 30 days from its approval Thursday at Buckhannon City Council - in plenty of time to be enforced during the West Virginia Strawberry Festival. In addition to cigarettes
Elkins (WV) Inter-Mountain
added Apr 7, 2013 00:43

[West Virginia] SURBER: Smokers cough up $231 million in taxes

West Virginia University's School of Public Health released a survey showing that 60 percent of the state's residents favor increasing tobacco taxes ... The federal government in 2009 increased tobacco taxes by 62 cents a pack to pay for an expansion of
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
added Feb 27, 2013 11:34

[West Virginia] Some Are Fuming Over Smoking Ban

People shopping at the Moundsville Plaza Saturday either agreed with the expansion of the smoking ban or thought it was too stringent - while others said it should be expanded even further.
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added Feb 12, 2013 12:43
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