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Gazette editorial: Toward a more smoke-free West Virginia

Making it easy for people to snuff out their cigarettes and unacceptable to light up in these public spaces will be good for everyone... For years, health advocates have urged lawmakers to boost West Virginia’s meager cigarette tax, chiefly as a way to sa
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Dec 21, 2015 14:22
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[West Virginia] WV tobacco tax foe changes stance to help fund PEIA

A longtime legislator with a consistent record of voting against tobacco tax increases said Wednesday he plans to sponsor legislation next session to increase West Virginia’s cigarette tax by $1 a pack.
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Dec 20, 2015 19:25
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[West Virginia] No Smoking: Stores doing well to stop tobacco sales to minors ($$)

West Virginia got another piece of good news about its fight to keep kids from picking up the habits that are killing far too many Mountain State adults. This year has been the best on record for retailers' compliance with laws against selling tobacco pr
Martinsburg (WV) Journal
added Dec 20, 2015 19:07
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[West Virginia] 2 Students Cited For Underage Smoking in Princeton

There have been several reports of students smoking before school in the McDonald's parking lot in Princeton. That’s across from Princeton Senior High School. On Tuesday December 15, 2015, Princeton Police stopped 2 teens in that parking lot and were re
WVNS-TV CBS 59 (Ghent, WV)
added Dec 16, 2015 18:58
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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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