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[West Virginia] Senate proposes cigarette tax to fund substance abuse, workforce initiatives

would increase tax on cigarettes beginning July 1. The tax is currently 55 cents and would increase this year to $1.05, with subsequent increases to $1.30 and $1.55 in the next two years.
Bluefield (WV) Daily Telegraph
added Feb 26, 2015 14:52
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[West Virginia] Higher cigarette tax proposed

On Feb. 20, five Senate Democrats led by Minority Leader Jeff Kessler introduced Senate Bill 531 which would increase taxes on the sale of cigarettes.
Logan (WV) Banner
added Feb 24, 2015 14:01
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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
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[West Virginia] Bill would exempt some businesses from smoking rules

As written, a county board of health would submit an exemption request to a county commission for consideration if (A) only those over the age of 21 are allowed in, (B) at least 10 percent of the business is dedicated to a no smoking area and (C) a venti
West Virginia Metro News Network
added Feb 17, 2015 11:48
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[West Virginia] Editorial: Tobacco tax saves lives

Nicotine addiction is a curse on America, killing about 480,000 people and sickening around 16 million yearly. Cigarette manufacturers are dope-peddlers. They know that getting youths hooked on nicotine will turn them into longtime, profitable customers.
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added Feb 10, 2015 22:07
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[West Virginia] Bowling: higher tobacco tax would lower smoking rates

Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Karen Bowling agreed Tuesday that raising state tobacco taxes would reduce the state’s high rates of smoking and tobacco use. ..answering a question raised by Sen. Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, about the eff
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added Jan 28, 2015 13:38
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West Virginia’s long road to fiscal soundness

began a 40-year plan of annual payments to reduce the unfunded liability in TRS. Today it’s a healthy 66 percent funded and improving every year, thanks to ... and the deposit of $808 million the state received when it settled a lawsuit with major tobacc
West Virginia Metro News Network
added Jan 26, 2015 11:22
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[West Virginia] EDITORIAL: Easy Decision: State should revisit how tobacco settlement is spent ($$)

West Virginia is not alone in how state officials abuse class-action lawsuits. But the Mountain State ought to do the right thing regarding one settlement - and in the process, save some young lives.
Martinsburg (WV) Journal
added Dec 30, 2014 14:04
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EDITORIAL: Curbing Tobacco Use in West Virginia

During the current fiscal year, the state will spend only about $4.9 million on such programs, according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends West Virginia be spending $27.4 million a ye
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added Dec 20, 2014 14:19
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[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
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