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[West Virginia] Bills would allow WV counties to repeal smoking bans

Republican legislators are moving bills... At a public hearing in the House of Delegates chamber last week, more than a dozen people spoke against legislation (HB 4472) that would allow county commissions to nix health board rules, including smoking bans.
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Feb 21, 2016 16:20


Kessler, D-Marshall, has introduced SB 420, a bill that would increase the tax on other tobacco products, as well as ad a 45 cent tax on cigarettes and a 7.5 cent per milliliter tax on e-cigarette liquid.
added Feb 20, 2016 16:18

[West Virginia] BATES: $1 increase in state tobacco tax would fix multiple state issues

This is why I am calling upon the West Virginia Legislature to increase the cigarette tax by $1 per pack and establish parallel taxes on other tobacco products to protect mothers and the unborn, to benefit the public health of West Virginia, to prevent y
Beckley (WV) Register Herald
added Feb 18, 2016 22:40

[West Virginia] W.Va. panel moves higher tobacco tax hike than governor's

Tomblin's plan would have raised the cigarette tax by 45 cents to $1, raised a tax on other tobacco products and taxed e-cigarettes....Instead, senators approved an amendment to increase the tax by $1 to $1.55, and dedicate the money to state employee and
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 18, 2016 20:06

[West Virginia] James Felsen: Public health hang-up on e-cigs makes little sense (Gazette)

Either an ideological (e.g., opposition to the act of smoking/vaping per se) or financial motive is likely driving the process. We need to insist on an answer before preventable tobacco related illness and deaths occur because of e-cig policy.
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Feb 10, 2016 03:47

[West Virginia] Reaction to Tomblin's tobacco tax proposal

Mixed but pointed reactions came in Thursday to West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's across the board tobacco tax proposal. 13 News found many of you think it's a tax that either will not help the economy, or will help cut tobacco use in the Mountai
WOWK-TV CBS 13 (Huntington, WV)
added Jan 15, 2016 01:57

[West Virginia] Public smoking ban in public housing

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing a smoking ban in the one-point-two million units of public housing it oversees. But this isn't just a ban on smoking in public areas. It would extend to the inside of people's apartments, too.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
added Jan 8, 2016 22:17

[West Virginia] VIDEO: Another private club bans indoor smoking in Putnam County

Ironically, Street says it was some of the smokers themselves at her bar who encouraged her to put in a smoking ban. EZ Street will still offer an area for smokers. Street says the bar has a patio with fire pits and heaters.
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 (Huntington, WV)
added Dec 31, 2015 17:33

[West Virginia] Health advocates express concerns over safety of ‘vaping’ chemicals

their high concentrations of nicotene and the toxic effects of the chemicals that comprise the vapor that users inhale has led health officials and advocates to question just how safe the devices are. Electronic cigarettes are sometimes billed as a safer
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Dec 29, 2015 16:54

[West Virginia] State agency reports one in five W.Va. adults have tried e-cigarettes

As the popularity of electronic cigarettes rises, West Virginia — the state with the highest rate of tobacco users — has seen a spike in residents who have tried “vaping” despite warnings from public health officials dubious of claims of its relative saf
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Dec 29, 2015 16:53
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