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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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[West Virginia] Game Changer: Proposed tax on cigarettes, 'e-juice' stirs debate ($$)

Since a bill introduced in the West Virginia Senate to raise taxes on cigarette and tobacco products passed in the Senate this week, local tobacco retailers and smokers have been wondering what's next for their businesses and personal habits.
Martinsburg (WV) Journal
added Feb 29, 2016 15:19

[West Virginia] Newest Set of Smoking Regulations to Take Effect

The newest set of smoking regulations takes effect in Ohio County on Tuesday. That means there will be no "smoking rooms" in hotels and motels, and no smoking in or around government buildings or vehicles. Electronic cigarettes will be forbidden in all
WTRF-TV Ch. 7 (Wheeling, WV)
added Feb 29, 2016 01:32

[West Virginia] LETTER: Health boards should make smoke-free laws

n effort in Charleston is threatening to turn back the clock and wipe out these clean air ordinances. Bills have been introduced that would yank the authority of local boards of health to pass important ordinances like these giving county commissions the
Martinsburg (WV) Journal
added Feb 26, 2016 16:03

[West Virginia] W.Va. Senate approves $1 tobacco tax hike

if signed into law, would put the tax on a pack of cigarettes at $1.55. Senate Bill 420 passed 26-9. It will advance to the House of Delegates for consideration. The bill was proposed in an effort to generate revenue for the state-supported Public Empl
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
added Feb 25, 2016 05:40

Tobacco tax hike cleared by West Virginia Senate

Facing a grim budget picture, the Republican-led Senate voted Tuesday for a bigger tobacco tax hike in West Virginia than Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin requested.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 25, 2016 05:36
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