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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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American Lung Association in Georgia to offer ‘quit smoking’ support to residents of public housing

Through the Smoking Cessation for Low Income Housing Residents initiative, the Lung Association will work with Public Housing Agencies and other local partners to provide smokers wanting to quit access to proven-effective tobacco cessation services such a
Marietta (GA) Daily Journal
added Jan 20, 2018 16:04
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[Georgia] Public housing authority to enforce a no smoking rule, residents could face fines

"I'm sure a lot of people are not going to like it but we live in a housing complex so we have to do what we have to do," she said. Next year the rules are changing at public housing. The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ordered all pub
WRDW News 12 (Augusta, GA)
added Dec 19, 2017 14:57
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[Georgia] GRIMSLEY: The Facts about E-Cigarettes

Though e-cigarettes may have a role in smoking cessation, there are certainly safer, more proven effective methods available, such as other nicotine replacement products and prescription medications. Smoking cessation is the easiest thing you can do to
Newnan (GA) Times-Herald
added Nov 29, 2017 15:23
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[Georgia] SMITH: No Ifs, Ands, or Butts: Black People Shouldn’t Smoke

Although difficult to find, there are some materials and resources made specifically for African-American smokers who are trying their best to quit. For Black smokers, quitting is a gift to themselves, their families, and their community.
Atlanta (GA) Black Star
added Nov 16, 2017 15:04
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GEORGIA PUSHING MORE THAN EVER FOR SMOKE-FREE LIVING, WORK SPACES

Department of Public Health is working to get the word about the dangers of smoking to property owners and managers and their residents. They are trying to educate them on the need for smoke-free policies. Kenneth Ray, Deputy Director of the Tobacco Ces
WSB-AM 750 (Atlanta, GA)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:03
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[Georgia] Hawaiian island bans smoking in cars with children

A similar bill was introduced in Georgia during the 2015-2016 regular session and overwhelmingly passed the State Senate in a 37-3 vote. However, the bill apparently stalled in the Georgia Houses of Representatives and was never signed into law by the go
WXIA TV NBC 11 (Atlanta, GA)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:13
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