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[West Virginia] Public News Service WV Anti-Smoking Funds Fall, State Tobacco Use High

The state has cut funds for West Virginia anti-smoking programs by nearly one-fifth - even as West Virginia has become, by some measures, the state with the highest rate of tobacco use. About one in four adults and one in five state high schoolers use to
Public News Service (PNS)
added Dec 16, 2015 18:42
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[West Virginia] Editorial: New statewide push targets smoking during pregnancy

lawmakers also should recognize that the high rate of births affected by smoking is a tragic and expensive problem, with the public often bearing much of the added health care costs. Having some of the cheapest cigarette prices in the nation does not hel
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
added Dec 14, 2015 15:30
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[West Virginia] Summit to deal with tobacco use by pregnant women

The West Virginia Management of Maternal Smoking Initiative, also known by the acronym MOMS, will be unveiled at Wednesday's summit at the state Department of Health and Human Services in Charleston.
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 10, 2015 01:03
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[West Virginia] Council passes ban on smoking in Charleston parks and playgrounds

Smoking now will be prohibited on all city playgrounds and parks, on the outdoor grounds of city community centers and the Sunrise Carriage Trail. Signs to notify the public of the change are essential, Parks and Recreation Chairwoman Susie Salisbury sa
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Dec 8, 2015 13:27
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[West Virginia] Council passes ban on smoking in Charleston parks and playgrounds

Mayor Danny Jones cast a lone dissenting vote. He said the resolution, referred by the Parks and Recreation Committee, is “poorly laid out.” Smoking now will be prohibited on all city playgrounds and parks, on the outdoor grounds of city community cente
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Dec 8, 2015 04:54
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[West Virginia] Gazette editorial: Slowly snuffing out smoking

a report in the journal Pediatrics said raising cigarette taxes sharply lowers premature births and infant deaths. It estimated that a $1 national increase would save 750 American babies yearly. When the 2016 Legislature assembles next month, this livesa
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Dec 4, 2015 04:43
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[West Virginia] Clay Marsh and Greg Hand: Let’s stop smoking from holding W.Va. back

The state’s Division of Tobacco Prevention focuses on three efforts: youth prevention, clean air and smoking cessation. They include everything from altering personal behavior to business and recreation sectors to state tax policies. All three rely on ta
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Nov 29, 2015 20:32
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[West Virginia] Smoking issues on campus

Smoking was banned on Marshall University’s campus in the summer of 2013. When students are caught smoking on campus, they are fined, but some people who smoke on campus either do not know about the ban or do not care. An issue some students and faculty
The Parthenon (Marshall University)
added Nov 19, 2015 16:42
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[West Virginia] GOSSARD/CIPOLETTI/CIPOLETTI: Arbitrarily low cigarette tax costs WV $100 million a year

A grass roots effort is underway to make West Virginians who do not smoke aware of the unrealistic, low tax rate on cigarettes. The message will be simple — a change in the tax rate on cigarettes would not be a tax increase, but rather enlightened legisl
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Nov 11, 2015 20:32
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[West Virginia] Ohio County Smoking Ban Will Expand

Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health voted Tuesday to ban smoking in hotels, motels and at outdoor public places throughout the county effective March 1. The six-member board approved a motion by a 4-2 vote to adopt a revised version of existing clean ai
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added Nov 11, 2015 17:03
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