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BC-WV--West Virginia News Coverage Advisory 9 am, WV

December 17, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in West Virginia. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Charleston bureau at 304-346-0897 or chwpr@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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VAPING BOOM

NEW YORK _ Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the largest single-year increase in the survey’s 44-year history, far surpassing a mid-1970s surge in marijuana smoking. By Mike Stobbe. Moved previously as HFR.

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BRIDGE COLLAPSE-MURAL, from POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. _ A mural has been painted on an Ohio River community’s floodwall in West Virginia in remembrance of a highway bridge collapse that killed 46 people.

TOBACCO-FREE CAMPUS, from MORGANTOWN, W.Va. _ West Virginia University is seeking public input on a new proposal to tighten its tobacco-free campus rules.

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