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[West Virginia] Fayette Board of Health eyes stronger smoking prohibitions

will consider changes to the Fayette County Clean Indoor Air Regulation to eliminate smoking in outdoor public places as well as all public and private places of employment. The amendment to the county's Clean Indoor Air Regulation will voted on by the b
Beckley (WV) Register Herald
added Apr 20, 2016 13:05
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[West Virginia] Most Democrats in House 35th District race back tobacco tax hike

Nearly all Democratic candidates running in the House of Delegates 35th District see raising West Virginia’s cigarette tax as a way to plug the state’s budget shortfall, spur people to quit smoking and drive down healthcare costs. West Virginia has one
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Apr 16, 2016 10:34
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[West Virginia] EDITORIAL: Raise the age to buy smokes

delaying access to cigarettes — as Hawaii has done and California is set to do — is a sure-fire way of getting in the way of an addictive habit that carries dire consequences later in life...According to the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, the sta
Beckley (WV) Register Herald
added Mar 14, 2016 00:54
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[West Virginia] Health dept. may update county indoor clean air policy

A work session to possibly update the county’s indoor clean air policy was held Thursday evening by members of the Mason County Board of Health. According to Diana Riddle, nurse administrator for the Mason County Health Department, the current policy is
Point Pleasant (WV) Register
added Mar 5, 2016 13:56
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[West Virginia] Health dept. may update county indoor clean air policy

A work session to possibly update the county’s indoor clean air policy was held Thursday evening by members of the Mason County Board of Health. According to Diana Riddle, nurse administrator for the Mason County Health Department, the current policy is
Point Pleasant (WV) Register
added Mar 5, 2016 13:56
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[West Virginia] House panel extinguishes cigarette tax

The House Committee on Finance made sure smokers won't have to cough up more money for cigarettes this year, first gutting a Senate bill that raised the per pack tax rate by $1, then extinguishing the amended bill that raised the tax by 45 cents.
Beckley (WV) Register Herald
added Mar 4, 2016 17:17
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[West Virginia] House committee soundly defeats cigarette tax hike; questions increase about budget hole

The bill (SB 420), as passed by the Senate, would have raised the current 55-cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to $1.55 per pack. The bill also increased the taxes on other tobacco products from 7 to 12 percent and created a new tax on e-cigarette liquid.
West Virginia Metro News Network
added Mar 4, 2016 17:16
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[West Virginia] WV House Finance Committee kills cigarette tax hike

By Thursday evening, a coalition of delegates who thought the 45-cent tax was too low to discourage smoking and delegates who opposed any tax increase at all combined to crush the bill, with only three delegates — Bill Anderson, R-Wood; Cindy Frich, R-Mo
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Mar 4, 2016 17:07
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[West Virginia] WVU Study Details Tobacco Tax Impacts

The report estimates that a 45-cent increase in the current 55-cent per pack tax on cigarettes would lead to a 6 to 12 percent decline in purchases, with an overall tax revenue increase between $60 million and $69 million. A $1 increase in the tax was p
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
added Mar 7, 2016 01:04
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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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