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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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[West Virginia] Clay Marsh and Greg Hand: Let’s stop smoking from holding W.Va. back

The state’s Division of Tobacco Prevention focuses on three efforts: youth prevention, clean air and smoking cessation. They include everything from altering personal behavior to business and recreation sectors to state tax policies. All three rely on ta
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Nov 29, 2015 20:32

[West Virginia] Smoking issues on campus

Smoking was banned on Marshall University’s campus in the summer of 2013. When students are caught smoking on campus, they are fined, but some people who smoke on campus either do not know about the ban or do not care. An issue some students and faculty
The Parthenon (Marshall University)
added Nov 19, 2015 16:42

[West Virginia] GOSSARD/CIPOLETTI/CIPOLETTI: Arbitrarily low cigarette tax costs WV $100 million a year

A grass roots effort is underway to make West Virginians who do not smoke aware of the unrealistic, low tax rate on cigarettes. The message will be simple — a change in the tax rate on cigarettes would not be a tax increase, but rather enlightened legisl
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Nov 11, 2015 20:32

[West Virginia] Ohio County Smoking Ban Will Expand

Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health voted Tuesday to ban smoking in hotels, motels and at outdoor public places throughout the county effective March 1. The six-member board approved a motion by a 4-2 vote to adopt a revised version of existing clean ai
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added Nov 11, 2015 17:03

[West Virginia] Smoking ban on Preston agenda

KINGWOOD -- The Preston County Board of Health will again discuss extending the county smoking regulation to include bars, when it meets Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Morgantown (WV) Dominion-Post
added Nov 11, 2015 00:12

[West Virginia] GRUETZE: Player's Advantage: Casinos should follow same no-smoking rule as other businesses

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Board should fulfill its duty to protect all the public. Apply the smoking ban everywhere, including Wheeling Island and video-lottery rooms. That would serve the public and set an example for other governing bodies, inclu
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Nov 6, 2015 02:26

[West Virginia] VIDEO: Ohio County Board of Health Discuss Expanding Smoking Regulations

They held a meeting Thursday, allowing people to come out and give their opinion. Some of the changes will amend the clean indoor air regulations put into place in 2005. They include making smokers stand farther away from the entrances of buildings and
WTRF-TV Ch. 7 (Wheeling, WV)
added Oct 31, 2015 15:04

BENZMILLER: Tax Hikes Shouldn't Be Part of West Virginia Tax Reform

58% of cigarettes smoked in New York, for example, are smuggled from out of the state... It’s time for the West Virginia government to get serious, cut spending, lower taxes, and stay out of the pockets of its citizens as much as possible. Some have sugg
Americans for Tax Reform
added Sep 29, 2015 08:34
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[West Virginia] EDITORIAL: Hiking taxes on cigarettes, alcohol would aid state's financial crisis

It’s a difficult decision to add to citizens’ tax burden, but it seems obvious that some hikes are going to be necessary if the state is to continue to meet its financial needs. We believe at least a part of that change should come in increases in taxes
Fayette Tribune
added Sep 28, 2015 17:35
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