West Virginia: No smoking ruling prompts petitions

Mon, Feb 1 2010 — Source: Huntington News

The Cabell-Huntington Health Department voted to ban smoking in bars and video gambling establishments 4-0 at the Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 meeting, but opponents to the smoking ban have begun to express their constitutional rights —- they plan to do so in May at the election booth. And, the word is spreading. Amongst several unhappy smoking ban players, the word does not signal an immediate court challenge. The West Virginia Supreme Court essentially decided the question, leaving only a narrow legislative window that exempts bingo halls with 100 or more card players. However, the issue may be legally settled but smoking and on-smoking individuals see it as a call to arms as the ante increases in the smoking wars.

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