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[West Virginia] Anti-Smoking Group Against Bill That Includes Tobacco Increase

A bill that would raise the state cigarette tax by $1 over two years plus allow for smoking in casinos and VFWs remains alive heading into the final day of the legislature's 60-day session.
WCHS-TV8/58 (Charleston, WV)
added Mar 14, 2015 14:20
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[West Virginia] Deborah Brown: Don’t let Legislature weaken worker health safeguards

The West Virginia Senate has voted to create exemptions for certain types of establishments from local smoke-free regulations, stripping the public and workers of protections... join the American Lung Association in calling for the West Virginia House of
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added Mar 5, 2015 10:53
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[West Virginia] EDITORIAL: Tobacco tax: Grounds for bipartisan cooperation

If the percentage of adult smokers is lowered, and lives saved in the process, it would be well worth the effort. We see no reason why both Democrats and Republicans should not work together in support of this important bipartisan measure.
Bluefield (WV) Daily Telegraph
added Mar 4, 2015 12:50
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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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