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[Georgia] Editorial: Augusta Commission should strengthen city’s smoking laws

This newspaper’s support of a stronger smoking ban might surprise some, given our conservative bent. But we don’t happen to believe pollution is a conservative value... The proposed local ordinance would extend the ban to other public establishments such
Augusta (GA) Chronicle
added Apr 23, 2018 00:35
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Firm Claims It’s Getting Burned By Georgia Tobacco Regs

an unconstitutional restraint of trade. S&M Brands, maker of the Tahoe, Bailey’s and Riverside brand of cigarettes, claimed in its lawsuit that Georgia’s revised Model Escrow Agreement unconstitutionally impairs the company’s contract with its bank, unf
Courthouse News
added Apr 18, 2018 13:38
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[Georgia] Is This a New Route to Cigarette Prohibition?

“City of Winterville Tobacco-Free Generation Ordinance.” .. The ordinance in Winterville was recently rejected by the city council on a 3-1 vote. Prior to the vote, NATO submitted a letter to the council informing them that their proposed ordinance confli
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Mar 29, 2018 23:47
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[Georgia] Winterville rejects tobacco-free generation ordinance

Winterville won’t be the first city in the United States to enact a “Tobacco Free Generation Ordinance.” The town’s city council voted down the ordinance 3-1 in its Tuesday meeting. Only council member Mark Farmer, the person who brought the ordinance
Athens (GA) Banner-Herald
added Mar 15, 2018 14:13
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[Georgia] Briant: Winterville’s proposed tobacco ordinance conflicts with state law

While Section 31-12A-12 of the Georgia Smokefree Air Act does allow a local government to adopt a local law prohibiting smoking in more public places than the state law, this law does not grant a local government the authority to adopt restrictions on re
Athens (GA) Banner-Herald
added Mar 8, 2018 03:27
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[Georgia] Winterville sets hearing on tobacco ordinance

a public hearing for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Winterville City Hall on the proposed “City of Winterville Tobacco Free Generation Ordinance,” which would prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 2000. That would only apply to p
Athens (GA) Banner-Herald
added Mar 3, 2018 16:27
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[Georgia] Smoke-free policy to hit public housing this July

HUD wants Public Housing Authorities to implement smoke-free policies no later than July 31, 2018. The change, according to HUD, comes due to the increased risk of fire, maintenance costs and the known health effects of secondhand smoke. Augusta Housin
WJBF-TV ABC Channel 6 (Augusta, GA)
added Feb 2, 2018 00:38
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[Georgia] Trump's top health official traded tobacco stock while leading anti-smoking efforts

CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald bought shares in a global tobacco giant even as her previous holdings were under review...Purchases included between $1,001 and $15,000 of Japan Tobacco, one of the largest such companies in the world, which sells four toba
Politico
added Jan 31, 2018 16:02
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ALA tobacco report: Georgia, South Carolina failing to make the grade

But for the 4th year in a row, no state passed smoke-free laws and only three states increased the tobacco tax. Take a look at our local report cards below. GEORGIA:
WSAV NBC Channel 3 (Savannah, GA)
added Jan 25, 2018 02:09
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Georgia receives low score in American Lung Association report on tobacco prevention

But Georgia is lagging behind even as the rest of the country moves on... The organization graded the state on five criteria: funding for tobacco prevention programs, strength of smoke-free workplace laws, level of state tobacco taxes, access of service
Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer
added Jan 25, 2018 01:29
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