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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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[West Virginia] Health departments offer incentive for expectant mothers to quit smoking

Baby & Me Tobacco Free is a smoking cessation program created to reduce the burden of tobacco use on pregnant women and newborn mothers and children. An expectant mother who participates in the program and remains smoke-free following her baby’s birth re
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
added Jan 4, 2017 22:25
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[West Virginia] Pregnant Women Smoking Rate Declines In Mountain State

smoking rates among pregnant women are steadily declining. Provisional numbers from DHHR’s Health Statistics Center indicate the rate of smoking during pregnancy in West Virginia has dropped from 28.2 percent in 2014 to 24.2 percent in 2016.
WCBC Radio (Cumberland, MD)
added Dec 18, 2016 17:20
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[West Virginia] Smoking ban lawsuit advancing

A suit against the Brooke County Health Department alleging it acted beyond its state-given powers by banning smoking in all public places will move forward, following 1st Judicial Circuit Court Judge Jason Cuomo’s ruling Wednesday not to dismiss the case
Weirton (WV) Daily Times
added Dec 18, 2016 16:27
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[West Virginia] Casino owners sue over smoking ban

Three video lottery casino owners have filed a lawsuit against the Brooke County Commission and Brooke County Health Department, alleging the department acted outside its state-given powers when it implemented a ban on smoking in the businesses.
Weirton (WV) Daily Times
added Dec 10, 2016 13:57
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[West Virginia] After ban, smokers in public housing wonder 'where to now?'

"I think if I'm in my own apartment, and I'm not smoking around someone else, I think I should be allowed to smoke," Alonso said. Just two floors above lives Cecil Richards, who doesn't smoke. He requires oxygen for his sleep apnea, but as far as he's c
WDTV CBS Channel 5 (Bridgeport, WV)
added Dec 5, 2016 23:57
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