Welcome to the Barbour County Health Department
The mission of the Barbour County Health Department is to encourage and provide sound physical, mental and environmental health. We are a team of professionals dedicated to serving the health and well-being of our citizens; promoting public health through education, community awareness, health services, abating environmental hazards, and upholding and implementing all public health laws and regulations.
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Clean Air Regulation
On August 14, 2014, The Barbour County Board of Health amended its Clean Indoor Air Regulation to the Barbour County Clean Air Regulation of 2014. The purposes of this Regulation are:
- To protect the public health and welfare by prohibiting smoking and the use of electronic smoking devices in enclosed public places and places of employment
- To recognize that where the need to breathe smoke-free air conflicts with the desire to smoke, the need to breathe smoke-free air shall have priority,
- To facilitate smoking cessation by active smokers and to discourage non-smokers from taking up the habit and thereby developing a nicotine addiction.
The updated regulation eliminates indoor smoking in all public and private places of employment and in any business offering goods or services to the public, whether for give away or for sale, without exception located in Barbour County. It also eliminates outdoor smoking in public places including parks and playgrounds, and other outdoor public areas. The regulation became effective October 1, 2014.
Copies of the regulation, free stickers and helpful information were mailed to businesses in Barbour County. A copy of the regulation may be viewed here, on the Barbour County Health Department's Facebook page, or at the Barbour County Health Department, 109 Wabash Avenue, Philippi, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.