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[West Virginia] Ohio County's Outdoor Smoking Ban Begins Tuesday

hio County's new outdoor smoking ban takes effect Tuesday - well ahead of the season for summer concerts and al fresco dining. The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health chose the March 1 implementation date to provide adequate time for operators of outdoo
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added Feb 29, 2016 15:28
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[West Virginia] Game Changer: Proposed tax on cigarettes, 'e-juice' stirs debate ($$)

Since a bill introduced in the West Virginia Senate to raise taxes on cigarette and tobacco products passed in the Senate this week, local tobacco retailers and smokers have been wondering what's next for their businesses and personal habits.
Martinsburg (WV) Journal
added Feb 29, 2016 15:19
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[West Virginia] Newest Set of Smoking Regulations to Take Effect

The newest set of smoking regulations takes effect in Ohio County on Tuesday. That means there will be no "smoking rooms" in hotels and motels, and no smoking in or around government buildings or vehicles. Electronic cigarettes will be forbidden in all
WTRF-TV Ch. 7 (Wheeling, WV)
added Feb 29, 2016 01:32
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[West Virginia] LETTER: Health boards should make smoke-free laws

n effort in Charleston is threatening to turn back the clock and wipe out these clean air ordinances. Bills have been introduced that would yank the authority of local boards of health to pass important ordinances like these giving county commissions the
Martinsburg (WV) Journal
added Feb 26, 2016 16:03
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[West Virginia] W.Va. Senate approves $1 tobacco tax hike

if signed into law, would put the tax on a pack of cigarettes at $1.55. Senate Bill 420 passed 26-9. It will advance to the House of Delegates for consideration. The bill was proposed in an effort to generate revenue for the state-supported Public Empl
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
added Feb 25, 2016 05:40
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[West Virginia] Statement from WV Senate President Bill Cole on One Dollar Tobacco Tax Increase

Today’s vote to raise the tobacco tax $1 a pack ultimately will do nothing to fix the problem or fill the budget shortfall. A tax increase of that size would hurt our border retailers, and the loss of that tax revenue would more than offset the amount the
Huntington (WV) News.Net
added Feb 25, 2016 05:24
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Tobacco tax hike cleared by West Virginia Senate

Facing a grim budget picture, the Republican-led Senate voted Tuesday for a bigger tobacco tax hike in West Virginia than Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin requested.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 25, 2016 05:36
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[West Virginia] Engrossed Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 420

to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-17-4b, all relating to increasing tax rate on cigarettes and tobacco products; dedicating one million dollars to tobacco cessation programs; dedicating a portion of proceeds to Public Emp
West Virginia Legislature
added Feb 24, 2016 18:21
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[West Virginia] Smoking tax increase clears Senate, heads to the House

state Senate has approved on a bi-partisan vote a $1 per pack increase in the cigarette tax to help offset the state’s budget problems, while reducing the high rate of tobacco use. SB 420 would increase the tax on a pack of cigarettes to $1.55. Gov. Earl
West Virginia Metro News Network
added Feb 24, 2016 17:23
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[West Virginia] Bills would allow WV counties to repeal smoking bans

Republican legislators are moving bills... At a public hearing in the House of Delegates chamber last week, more than a dozen people spoke against legislation (HB 4472) that would allow county commissions to nix health board rules, including smoking bans.
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Feb 21, 2016 16:20
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