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[West Virginia] Reaction still mixed for smoking ban

Legislation to ban public smoking in Berkeley County’s restaurants and bars — now three years old...while health officials see the smoking ban as a significant victory for residents’ health, owners of county restaurants and bars, say the law has cut into
Martinsburg (WV) Journal
added May 28, 2017 14:06
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[West Virginia] Dan Foster: Opioid epidemic horrible, but don’t forget about ravages of tobacco

Yes, the Mountain State has reasonably effective clean indoor air laws, which appear to have made a difference, but, although recently raised, our cigarette tax remains far lower than it is in most other states, providing an opportunity for our legislato
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added May 22, 2017 16:29
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[New York, West Virginia] Virginia company and five individuals indicted on cigarette smuggling charges

indictment charges that the defendants transported large quantities of cigarettes across state lines for redistribution and sale. The cigarettes were acquired in Virginia, where the tax rate for cigarettes is one of the lowest in the nation, and sold in o
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added May 11, 2017 03:25
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[West Virginia] Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health Takes No Action on Clean Air Law

heard more public comment regarding a current exemption to the indoor smoking ban. Three speakers urged the board to keep in place the current exemption that allows smoking in specified areas at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and in limited video
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added May 11, 2017 00:34
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[West Virginia] Wheeling City Council: County-Wide Smoking Ban Would Burn Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack

Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott said imposing a full ban on indoor public smoking in the city would hurt business at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack. The city uses revenue from the track to help pay off police and fire pension debt. Photo by Casey Ju
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added May 3, 2017 22:34
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[West Virginia] All Things Considered: U.S. Tobacco Profits Soar Despite Drop In Number Of Smokers

Maloney of The Wall Street Journal found revenue is soaring. Her piece in today's Journal details how... MALONEY: Well, the profit margins are growing every single year. They've gone up 77 percent since 2007. CORNISH: So is there, like, a typical or aver
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
added Apr 25, 2017 16:43
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[West Virginia] Casino Employees Seek Continuation of Smoking Ban Exemption

Employees and patrons of Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and limited video lottery outlets are urging the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health to keep in place those facilitiesá current exemption from the countyás clear air regulation. The board c
Martins Ferry (OH) Times-Leader
added Apr 13, 2017 11:15
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[West Virginia] Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Employees Speak Out On Ohio County Smoking Ban

Employees and patrons of Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and limited video lottery outlets are urging the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health to keep in place those facilities’ current exemption from the county’s clear air regulation. The board c
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added Apr 12, 2017 13:50
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[West Virginia] VIDEO: Would Ohio County be in trouble with a 100 percent smoking ban?

Smoking is still allowed in Ohio County anywhere you can place a bet, but some health officials would like to change that. On Tuesday, a meeting was held concerning making the county 100 percent smoke-free.
WTOV TV9 (Steubenville, OH)
added Apr 11, 2017 23:40
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[West Virginia] VIDEO: Ohio County Could Extend Smoking Ban

But now they are considering the possibility of eliminating those exemptions. "It's been the goal of this board for many years that Wheeling and Ohio County be entirely smoke-free," said Dr. John Holloway of the Ohio County Board of Health at the beginn
WTRF-TV Ch. 7 (Wheeling, WV)
added Apr 11, 2017 23:39
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