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Tobacco Tax Hike Proposed in West Virginia

At the end of last week Senate Democrats in West Virginia presented Senate Bill 531 that raises taxes on the sale of cigarettes. The leader of Democrats is Jeff Kessler. According to Kessler, data shows that across the USA the highest smoking rate is reported in West Virginia, where there are 44% smokers. It is much higher than the national … Continue reading Continue reading

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Smoking Ban Approved in Brooke County

Board of Health in Brooke County unanimously passed on Monday night a smoking ban and thus the county will be the latest to adopt such a law in West Virginia. In 2009 there were implemented¬† clean-air regulations and now they are being updated. The new law prohibits smoking indoors in such public places as restaurants, bars and video gambling establishments. … Continue reading

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Berkeley County Hospital Goes Tobacco-Free

Tobacco use is no longer permitted at Jefferson Medical Center in Charles Town, West Virginia. The new anti-smoking ordinance came into action on September 1. Earlier this summer, Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg adopted a similar policy. Both hospitals make part of University Healthcare’s system. According to Christina DeRosa, Jefferson Medical Centerl president and chief operating officer, the anti-smoking policy … Continue reading

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