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[West Virginia] Critics say HONEST Act undercuts EPA’s use of science

the rhetoric of the HONEST Act. “When the tobacco industry or the Republican Congress say they want sound science, they don’t mean sound science,” Michaels said. “They mean something that sounds like science.”
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
added Apr 11, 2017 15:10
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[West Virginia] Wheeling City Council votes for economic impact study on completely smoke-free ban

City council has adopted a resolution to encourage the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department to do an economic impact study and to consider the economic impact of becoming completely smoke free. Last year, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department expa
WTOV TV9 (Steubenville, OH)
added Apr 5, 2017 09:55
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[West Virginia] Health department reconsidering smoking ban exemptions

“When it was finally approved last year it included two exemptions and so the board is going to go back and review to see if they need to remove the exemptions and make the county completely smoke free,” said Howard Gamble, administrator of the Wheeling-
WTOV TV9 (Steubenville, OH)
added Mar 16, 2017 12:59
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WEST VIRGINIA JOINS STATES DISCUSSING TOBACCO PURCHASING AGE INCREASE

A trio of state senators in West Virginia have entered their state into the race to see which will be the third to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21-years-old.
HalfWheel
added Feb 19, 2017 15:32
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[West Virginia] Senate committee advances bill to raise cigarette tax by $1

Senate Finance Committee members voted Wednesday to increase the governor's proposed state cigarette tax increase from 45 cents to $1 a pack — over concerns the higher amount will be even tougher to pass in the House of Delegates.
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Feb 18, 2017 00:01
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[West Virginia] WVWC goes tobacco-free

West Virginia Wesleyan College is now officially a tobacco-free campus, the college’s public relations department announced Friday. The policy went into effect Monday, Jan. 23 and is designed to help reduce the health risks associated with tobacco use,
Buckhannon (WV) Record Delta
added Feb 13, 2017 14:10
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[West Virginia] EDITORIAL: Action needed on smoking

grades ran the gamut...the dire state of West Virginians’ health and the heavy burden of paying the freight for the medical care smokers need when they fall victim to one or more of smoking’s consequences....we urge lawmakers to make smoking restrictions
Beckley (WV) Register Herald
added Feb 8, 2017 15:45
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[West Virginia] Hancock County Commission Still Considering Smoking Ban

officials heard from several others in favor of keeping the existing rule in place. Commissioners also acted on a motion during a recent meeting to seek outside counsel in regard to the order presented Jan. 5 by former MTR Gaming Group CEO Ted Arneault t
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added Jan 31, 2017 17:42
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American Lung Association calling for heightened tobacco restrictions in West Virginia

West Virginia received a "B" in "Coverage and Access to Services to Quit Tobacco" and a "D" in "Strength of Smokefree Workplace Laws." The state received failing grades in the three remaining categories — "Funding for State Tobacco Prevention Programs,"
Beckley (WV) Register Herald
added Jan 26, 2017 17:18
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[West Virginia] Public hearing slated for proposed amendments to indoor air ordinance

A public hearing has been scheduled concerning proposed amendments to Mercer County’s Clean Indoor Air Ordinance that would prohibit smoking in most public places including outdoor venues. County Commissioner Greg Puckett, who is also a member of the Me
Bluefield (WV) Daily Telegraph
added Jan 16, 2017 21:14
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