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Smoking rate declining in Georgia, says CDC

The state’s rate of adult cigarette smoking fell from 21.2 percent in 2011 to 20.4 in 2012, then fell to 18.8 percent in 2013. Georgia’s smoking percentage is lower than other Southern states except for Florida, at 16.8 percent, and Texas, at 15.9 percen
Athens (GA) Banner-Herald
added May 22, 2015 22:26
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Smoking rate declining in Georgia, says CDC

The state’s rate of adult cigarette smoking fell from 21.2 percent in 2011 to 20.4 in 2012, then fell to 18.8 percent in 2013. Georgia’s smoking percentage is lower than other Southern states except for Florida, at 16.8 percent, and Texas, at 15.9 percen
Athens (GA) Banner-Herald
added May 22, 2015 22:26
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Smoking Makes a Comeback in Georgia Bars, Restaurants

Under current laws, restaurants and bars in Georgia can allow smoking if they deny entry to people younger than 18 and if designated smoking areas are outdoors or in enclosed private rooms with independent ventilation systems. Between 2006 and 2012, the
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 14, 2015 12:28
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[Georgia] Activists ready new push for tougher smoking ordinance

BreathEasy Coa­lition showed off new ads promoting clean air and talked about how to lay the groundwork for approaching the Augusta Commission again. The commission has twice voted against a tougher ordinance since 2012, but coalition chairwoman Jennifer
Augusta (GA) Chronicle
added Apr 30, 2015 22:23
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[China] Georgia State Names Partner Cities for Tobacco Control Project

School of Public Health has named five major municipalities in China that will partner with the school on efforts to improve policies and programs to reduce smoking in a nation that produces more tobacco and has more smokers than any other in the world.
Newswise
added Apr 28, 2015 12:12
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[Georgia] Smoky air: Zero complaints, multiple hideouts following ban

But this isn’t the only hideaway where smokers congregate. A trip behind Park Hall revealed dozens of cigarette butts disposed on the ground, now that the ashtrays have been removed. The same goes for Baldwin Hall.
Red and Black (University of Georgia)
added Apr 24, 2015 12:08
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[Florida, Georgia] AUDIO: American Cancer Society CEO Talks Tobacco Lawsuits And More

The head of the Atlanta-based American Cancer Society Dr. John Seffrin, who is leaving the non-profit after more than 20 years at the helm, talked with Rose Scott and Denis O’Hayer about these issues and more on “A Closer Look.”
WABE 90.1 FM - Public Broadcasting Atlanta
added Apr 14, 2015 14:56
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[Georgia] FDA Concerned About Exploding E-Cigarettes

Spike Babaian is the owner of Vape New York, a store specializing in e-cigarettes. She says these explosions are rare but when they do happen, it's mostly during charging. "You can't just stick this into any old charging unit and that is the biggest iss
WJBF-TV ABC Channel 6 (Augusta, GA)
added Apr 14, 2015 02:28
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[Tennessee] Sheriff's Office suspends partnership with Georgia e-cigarette company

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has suspended business operations with a Georgia-based electronic cigarette retailer, according to a RCSO spokeswoman. As of Tuesday, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office suspended JailCigs from conducting business wi
Murfreesboro (TN) News-Journal
added Apr 14, 2015 01:24
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[Georgia] Tybee officials consider draft of beach smoking ban

A rule drafted by city attorney Bubba Hughes that would make any use of tobacco or nicotine — cigarettes, cigars, pipes or electronic cigarettes — illegal along the beach, in crosswalks, on the Walter Parker Pier and in other city structures not specific
Savannah (GA) Morning News
added Mar 28, 2015 13:03
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