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[Georgia] Council delays first reading of smoking ban ordinance another 60 days

Overwhelmed with the task of crafting an ordinance that would ban smoking throughout the city, Columbus Council decided Tuesday to research the topic for another 60 days. The decision came after a lengthy discussion about aspects of the proposed ordinan
Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer
added Mar 29, 2017 15:01
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[Georgia] Smoke-free ordinance proposed at city council meeting

A proposed smoke-free ordinance in Columbus is still up for debate. It’s a controversial topic that came up during a city council meeting Tuesday night. Dozens packed out the city council chambers. Tuesday night, council members discussed making changes
WRBL Channel 3 (Columbus, GA)
added Mar 29, 2017 15:01
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[Georgia] Columbus businesses, health advocates fired-up over proposed smoking ban

A proposed city ordinance that would make Columbus a smoke-free city has fired up people on both sides of the debate. Proponents and opponents swarmed a Columbus Council meeting earlier this week for the first reading of the legislation. Among the oppo
Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer
added Mar 17, 2017 07:32
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[Georgia] Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany hosts Kick Butts Day anti-tobacco rally

Janice Hayes, a member of the Greater Atlanta Voice Masters laryngectomy group, made the first attempt to bring that message home on Monday when she spoke of her smoking-related cancer experience that led to her receiving a laryngectomy, and the conseque
Albany (GA) Herald
added Mar 14, 2017 19:09
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[Georgia] Plans to make Columbus a smoke-free city make some businesses nervous

Breathe Easy Columbus Coalition asked councilors to make Columbus a smoke-free city...some business people say the situation is just making them nervous. Travis Bryan, general manager of the 18th Amendment Cigar Shop, said a smoking ban would have a deva
Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer
added Feb 24, 2017 17:42
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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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