West Virginia

West Virginia Tobacco Tax Increase Won’t Advance

While the West Virginia Senate passed a bill that would raise the state’s tobacco tax rate on cigars and other tobacco products from 12 percent…

West Virginia Senate Passes Bill With Tobacco Tax Increase

A bill containing a drastic increase to the tobacco tax in exchange for a gradual phase out of personal property taxes on manufacturing machinery, equipment,…

West Virginia Legislators Propose Quadrupling Tobacco Tax

As part of a proposal to phase out the state’s business and inventory tax, legislators in West Virginia have introduced a bill that would raise…

Weekly News (Oct. 28, 2019)

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West Virginia House Committee Defeats Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

A bill in West Virginia to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old was defeated during a voice vote in the House…

West Virginia Bill Raising Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21 Passes Senate

A bill seeking to make 21-years-old the new minimum age to purchase tobacco products in West Virginia has passed the Senate, with the chamber approving…

West Virginia Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Advances

A bill to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products is advancing through the West Virginia legislature, as today S.B. 348 advanced out of…

Hancock County, W.Va. Amends Law to Allow Casino Smoking

Smoking will once again be allowed in casinos in Hancock County, W.Va. The Hancock County Board of Health made unanimously passed an amendment to the county’s…

Huntington, W.Va. Making Parks Tobacco Free

The city of Huntington, W.Va. is making all of its parks tobacco-free after the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District board approved a proposal on…

West Virginia Tobacco Purchasing Age Hike Fails

Bills that would have raised the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 have failed to pass. Both S.B. 13 and H.B. 2331…

West Virginia Will Consider Tobacco Purchase Age Increase

There are five states where a person must be at least 21-years-old to purchase tobacco products, and as of Wednesday there is another entrant in…