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[Georgia] Possible ordinance would ban smoking in indoor establishments

The proposed “Smoke Free Columbus” ordinance would ban smoking in indoor establishments like restaurants, bars, and even long-term care facilities. Nicole Leth, from Breathe Easy Columbus says this ordinance would protect employees from second hand smok
WRBL Channel 3 (Columbus, GA)
added Feb 18, 2017 00:55
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[Georgia] VIDEO: Possible ordinance would make Columbus smoke-free

Breathe Easy Columbus is a coalition of community partners working to ensure that all workers are protected from secondhand smoke exposure. This is the group that presented an example ordinance at city council of what a “smoke-free Columbus” would look
WTVM-TV Ch. 9 (Columbus, GA)
added Feb 16, 2017 15:17
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[Georgia] AT ISSUE: DOES PROPOSED BAN ON SMOKING IN CAR WITH KIDS PRESENT GO TOO FAR?

Here’s what some readers had to say: Georgia’s proposed smoking ban presents potential ethical dilemmas around the restriction of second-hand-smoking in private domains, such as vehicles, when children are present. Previous policies provided smoke-free
Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution
added Feb 11, 2017 15:39
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[Georgia] Beaufort Bans Smoking On All County Property, Offers Help To Employees

Beaufort County will officially be smoke-free as of March 1st, banning smoking on all county properties such as Technical College of the Lowcountry and Beaufort Memorial Hospital. “This is an environment for everybody… that’s why I think we should make
WSAV NBC Channel 3 (Savannah, GA)
added Feb 8, 2017 04:05
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Is proposed Georgia smoking ban protection or government overreach

“It’s punishing parents for something that is, in effect, legal,” said Benita Dodd, vice president of The Georgia Public Policy Foundation, a free-market think tank in Atlanta. “It’s government overreach. It’s nanny government.” Beyond that, Dodd said t
Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution
added Jan 28, 2017 21:02
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[Georgia] Stockbridge to motorists: no smoking if kids in your car

Stockbridge recently passed a law that bans motorists from smoking if they have someone who is 15 year old or younger in the car. The ordinance was the brainchild of Councilman John Blount who is worried about secondhand smoke affecting children.
Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution
added Jan 12, 2017 22:02
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[Canada, Georgia, New York] Native American-Owned Tobacco Company Settles Suit With Tobacco Distributor ($$)

A Native American-owned tobacco company on Jan. 9 dismissed its suit in Georgia federal court against a cigarette distributor that sold expired cigarettes to retailers without the manufacturer’s permission after the parties agreed to a confidential settl
Lexis Nexis
added Jan 11, 2017 21:44
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[Georgia] Stockbridge bans smoking in vehicles with minors

Smoking in vehicles while minors are present is now prohibited inside the city limits of Stockbridge. Stockbridge City Council approved the ordinance at its Monday meeting, with council members Elton Alexander and Neat Robinson voting in opposition. Cou
Henry County (GA) Daily Herald
added Jan 11, 2017 13:08
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Georgia lawmaker introduces smoking ban in car with children

State Representative Sandra Scott, D-Rex, has pre-filed legislation that would ban adults from smoking in a vehicle when anyone under 18 is also in the car. "It would be the voice for the voiceless; it would be the voice for children," explained Rep. Sc
WAGA-TV Fox 5 (Atlanta, GA)
added Jan 7, 2017 18:42
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[Georgia] Atlanta’s new method of cigarette bud disposal

The City of Atlanta is installing 50 cigarette and ash receptacles in the highly traveled sidewalks of downtown Atlanta. The installations are attributed to the Clean Streets Program, a part of the city’s zero-waste goal which allows smokers to safely an
Georgia State University Signal
added Jan 2, 2017 00:36
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