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LIFESTYLE
October 19, 2012
A Tobacco Free for Life Train the Trainer event is from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. The program is offered through Washington County Health Department. To register, email Paula Ernst at paula.ernst@maryland.gov by Monday, Nov. 12.
NEWS
November 13, 2008
HANCOCK - The Washington County Health Department is sponsoring a series of tobacco cessation courses in November and December. The classes will be in the community rooms at Hancock Town Hall from 2 to 3 p.m. Classes are scheduled to begin today. They also will be held on Mondays, including Nov. 17 and 24 and Dec. 1; and Thursdays, including Nov. 20 and Dec. 4. Because of Thanksgiving, there will be a class on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Cessation aids such as nicotine replacement therapy patches and Chantix are available to eligible county residents.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | October 17, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com For a man who depended on saliva to fuel his chewing tobacco habit, Rick Bender said now he can't even lick his lips. Bender, who had his right jaw removed after surgery for oral cancer, showed nose-scrunching and head-turning seventh-graders images of rotting teeth and receding gums in an effort to steer the youngsters from dipping into "spit tobacco" during a presentation Thursday at Smithsburg Middle School. "You can forget the spitting stuff - tobacco is tobacco," he said.
NEWS
December 21, 2007
FREDERICK, Md. - The Cigarette Restitution Fund Program announces a second round of funding for tobacco use prevention education programs or for cessation services. Grants will be awarded for programs that address tobacco use in Frederick County adults and youth. Preference will be given to programs targeting African-American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian populations, pregnant women and the medically underserved. Profit and nonprofit organizations are invited to apply.
NEWS
August 14, 2013
Two New York residents were arraigned on tobacco excise-tax violations Wednesday after police stopped the vehicle they were traveling in on Interstate 81, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Shao Zhen Wang, 45, and Rong D. Lin, 50, were arraigned by Magistrate JoAnn Overington on single misdemeanor counts of evading the excise tax on multiple cartons of cigarettes found in the green Kia Sportage, the court records said. West Virginia State Police Trooper N.K. Campbell counted more than 10 cartons of cigarettes in the couple's possession, records said.
NEWS
April 22, 2009
A Maryland Division of Correction K-9 officer found more than 11 pounds of tobacco Monday afternoon along Garis Shop Road outside the state prison complex south of Hagerstown, according to a Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services press release. The tobacco was found in two large bags, one being a gym bag and the other a trash bag, according to the release. The tobacco was found on the eastern edge of the Maryland Correctional Training Center, and each of the large bags contained 31 smaller bags, according to the release.
NEWS
February 5, 2000
-- See also : FDA: 70 county merchants sold tobacco products to minors The following 70 businesses illegally sold tobacco products to minors in 1999, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Washington County Boonsboro Produce Market, Old National Pike Coachs Liquors, 7724 Old National Pike, Boonsboro Sunrise Handi Mart, 14036 National Pike, Clear Spring Valley Market, 13722 National Pike,...
NEWS
February 14, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A vote on a statewide bill to increase penalties for providing tobacco to minors was postponed from Monday to today so a smokeless-tobacco tax could be included. West Virginia has a tax of 17 cents per pack on cigarettes, but it has no tax on chewing tobacco or other smokeless products, said state Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley. Unger said Senate Minority Leader Vic Sprouse, R-Kanawha, is adding a tax on smokeless tobacco products to a bill Unger is co-sponsoring.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | July 23, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com Two county residents pleaded guilty Thursday to charges they tried to smuggle tobacco products into Roxbury Correctional Institution, court record say. Sheila L. Waters, 52, of Sharpsburg, and Herbert J. Swain Sr., 54, of Hancock, each pleaded guilty to one count of possession of contraband with intent to deliver and received probation before judgment before Washington County District Judge M. Kenneth Long...
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NEWS
August 14, 2013
Two New York residents were arraigned on tobacco excise-tax violations Wednesday after police stopped the vehicle they were traveling in on Interstate 81, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Shao Zhen Wang, 45, and Rong D. Lin, 50, were arraigned by Magistrate JoAnn Overington on single misdemeanor counts of evading the excise tax on multiple cartons of cigarettes found in the green Kia Sportage, the court records said. West Virginia State Police Trooper N.K. Campbell counted more than 10 cartons of cigarettes in the couple's possession, records said.
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NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | May 31, 2013
Their excitement swelling with each car horn that sounded, about 20 mostly pre-teen girls took to Hagerstown's Public Square for 15 minutes Friday afternoon to flash signs decorated with anti-tobacco slogans, while cheering in unison chants such as “Be smart, don't start.” Hosted by the Tobacco Free Washington County Coalition in recognition of World No Tobacco Day, the “flash mob” event - which drew both coalition members and the red-shirted female...
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | May 2, 2013
Police seized 310 cartons of cigarettes from a vehicle that was stopped at a Martinsburg-area Sheetz on Wednesday, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court documents. Oda Qarqat, 46, of Bogota, N.J., was arraigned Thursday on charges of no operators license and transportation of unstamped cigarettes or tax-not-paid tobacco products by Magistrate Robert L. Lowe II, according to court documents. Qarqat was in Eastern Regional Jail Thursday night on $9,000 bond, according to court and jail records.
LIFESTYLE
February 22, 2013
Tobacco Free for Life classes are for two weeks from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays and Thursdays, March 4 to March 14, and April 1 to April 11, at Washington County Health Department, 1302 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown. Students must be escorted to class. Classes will also be held at Western Maryland Hospital Center, third floor conference room, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown. The classes will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, March 4 to March 14, and April 1 to 11.  All classes are taught by Paula Ernst.
LIFESTYLE
October 26, 2012
War Memorial Hospital and Valley Health Wellness & Fitness Services will offer a free program "Tobacco Cessation" at noon Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Education Room B at War Memorial Hospital, 1 Healthy Way in Berkeley Springs. Kelly Walker, a health educator, will discuss general information about tobacco and tobacco cessation, tips for quitting smoking, resources for quitting, and learning about one's motivational balance for quitting. Registration is required by Friday, Nov. 2.  For more information or to register, call 800-662-7831.
LIFESTYLE
October 19, 2012
A Tobacco Free for Life Train the Trainer event is from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. The program is offered through Washington County Health Department. To register, email Paula Ernst at paula.ernst@maryland.gov by Monday, Nov. 12.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | May 31, 2012
Washington County Commissioner Jeff Cline issued a proclamation, and a panel of experts discussed the dangers of tobacco and how the tobacco industry operates during World No Tobacco Day Thursday afternoon. “I've seen family members and friends die horrible deaths from smoking,” Cline said at the event held in the Newman Auditorium  of Robinwood Professional Center.  The proclamation declared May 31, 2012, as World No Tobacco Day in Washington County. Cline said local governments have a responsibility to raise awareness about the problems that can be caused from tobacco.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 8, 2012
Tobacco use remains permitted in Borough of Waynesboro parks after attempts at a ban failed last week. The Waynesboro Borough Council decided last Wednesday to stop pursuing a tobacco ban for parks. Councilman Wayne Driscoll referred to it as “an idea ahead of its time” during a council meeting. “I didn't get any positive comments on it, so I'm not going to push it,” he said. On March 21, Driscoll told other council members about information he gathered in meetings with the Waynesboro Police Department, Penn State Extension and an organization called Healthy Communities Partnership.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 21, 2012
Smoking and other use of tobacco products could be banned in Borough of Waynesboro parks if the Waynesboro Borough Council proceeds with a proposal it discussed Wednesday. Councilman Wayne Driscoll shared information he gathered in meetings with the Waynesboro Police Department, Penn State Extension and an organization called Healthy Communities Partnership, which receives funds from a tobacco lawsuit settlement from 11 years ago. Driscoll said he worries about children seeing people smoking in a family-friendly setting.
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