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[Georgia] Grandfather doesn't believe health risks of secondhand smoke

He smokes in our small house...all he does is to say that secondhand smoke is not a health hazard and just a government scare. / Make sure grandpa reads today’s teen column and learns these six secondhand precautions: • Exposure to secondhand smoke causes
Brunswick (GA) News
added Jan 9, 2015 10:16

Pfizer Grants Georgia State $850k To Combat Smoking In China

Pfizer Inc. has granted nearly $850,000 to Georgia State University’s School of Public Health to partner with Chinese health officials to expand tobacco control efforts to major cities in China.... The project will be led by Dr. Michael Eriksen, dean of
added Jan 5, 2015 16:20

Georgia raises excise tax on cigarettes

On January 1, 2015, Georgia raised the excise tax on tobacco products, including cigarettes with filters (20 units) - 20%, to 0.9 lari, on non-filter cigarettes (20 units) - 25% to 0.25 lari. Appropriate changes to the Tax Code of Georgia were publishe
Vestnik Kavkaza
added Jan 4, 2015 10:26

[Georgia] Shop dispenses e-cigarettes to help smokers quit

“This was the thing that got me to quit,” he said, referring to the array of electronic cigarettes, e-juice and accessories he now sells in Russell’s Vape Lounge, his store on Dawsonville Highway. Ouellette’s ability to quit cigarettes — and the success
Gainesville (GA) Times
added Jan 3, 2015 12:06

[Georgia] Citizen of the Week: Trent Whisenant

Whisenant has been teaching Health Rocks classes to all Murray County sixth-graders for three years now, mainly focusing on the effects of drug and tobacco use. “I have a passion for health,” he said. “I can see the alarm in kids’ faces when they learn a
Dalton (GA) Daily Citizen-News
added Oct 11, 2014 12:15

[USA] College University System of Georgia enacts tobacco ban on all campuses

At the University of Georgia, students voiced their concerns through an organized protest on Tate Plaza last Tuesday, Sept. 30. About 50 students attended throughout the 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. time block.
USA Today
added Oct 8, 2014 05:50

[Georgia] Tobacco days: Working on the farm in flue cured tobacco

The new way of gathering flue cured tobacco revolutionized the tobacco farming industry in South Georgia. Where there had once been large auction warehouses, buildings now stood still. In the silence of the large buildings there was a quite hush where o
Bainbridge (GA) Post-Searchlight
added Oct 8, 2014 05:49

[Georgia, Utah] EDITORIAL: In our opinion: Tobacco-free campuses: More colleges are banning tobacco use

Colleges and universities are uniformly finding that tobacco prohibitions serve to benefit productivity and protect the health of those who patronize their grounds. And there is no persuasive reason why schools in Utah shouldn’t follow suit.
Deseret News
added Oct 6, 2014 17:26

[Georgia] Tobacco Expert Dr. Terry Pechacek Joins School of Public Health

Dr. Terry Pechacek is joining the faculty of the School of Public Health at Georgia State University as a professor of health management and policy, effective Nov. 1. Dr. Pechacek has been deputy director for research translation in the Office on Smoking
added Oct 6, 2014 17:19

As Georgia colleges ban tobacco, some schools still considering options

As 31 Georgia universities adopt a ban on all tobacco products, colleges in and near Augusta support the measure but students remain unsure the bans will stop smoking on campus.
Augusta (GA) Chronicle
added Oct 3, 2014 01:45
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