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[Georgia] McKEE: Hike taxes on tobacco and strike blow for transportation and health

State Sen. Chuck Hutstetler (R-Rome) proposes increasing the tax on tobacco to not only help pay for roads and bridges but to cut down on tobacco-related diseases that kill thousands of Georgians every year. Georgia’s cigarette tax is now 37 cents per p
Marietta (GA) Daily Journal
added Feb 20, 2015 04:04
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[Georgia] Pfizer Grants School of Public Health $850k To Combat Smoking In China

to partner with Chinese health officials to expand tobacco control efforts to major cities in China. The grant will support work with officials to develop policies and programs to protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke, encourage smokers to quit and
Georgia State School of Public Health
added Feb 10, 2015 18:01
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[Georgia] China Tobacco Control Partnership / Building Partnerships for a Healthier Tomorrow (PDF)

The Emory Global Health Institute-China Tobacco Control Partnership Tobacco-Free Cities Program targets specific cities and focuses on: • protecting non-smokers from exposure to secondhand smoke • preventing the initiation of smoking • promoting cessatio
Global Health Institute - China Tobacco Control Partnership (GHI-CTP)
added Feb 10, 2015 17:55
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[China] Georgia State to Continue Helping Chinese Cities Kick Smoking

School of Public Health has received an $850,000 grant from Pfizer Inc. to continue work on tobacco control in Chinese cities started by a consortium of institutions in Atlanta and China. The initiative will be led by Dean Michael Eriksen, one of the wo
GlobalAtlanta
added Feb 10, 2015 17:49
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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
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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
Newswise
added Jan 5, 2015 16:20
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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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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