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[Georgia] Is This a New Route to Cigarette Prohibition?

“City of Winterville Tobacco-Free Generation Ordinance.” .. The ordinance in Winterville was recently rejected by the city council on a 3-1 vote. Prior to the vote, NATO submitted a letter to the council informing them that their proposed ordinance confli
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Mar 29, 2018 23:47
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[Georgia] Winterville rejects tobacco-free generation ordinance

Winterville won’t be the first city in the United States to enact a “Tobacco Free Generation Ordinance.” The town’s city council voted down the ordinance 3-1 in its Tuesday meeting. Only council member Mark Farmer, the person who brought the ordinance
Athens (GA) Banner-Herald
added Mar 15, 2018 14:13
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[Georgia] Briant: Winterville’s proposed tobacco ordinance conflicts with state law

While Section 31-12A-12 of the Georgia Smokefree Air Act does allow a local government to adopt a local law prohibiting smoking in more public places than the state law, this law does not grant a local government the authority to adopt restrictions on re
Athens (GA) Banner-Herald
added Mar 8, 2018 03:27
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[Georgia] Winterville sets hearing on tobacco ordinance

a public hearing for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Winterville City Hall on the proposed “City of Winterville Tobacco Free Generation Ordinance,” which would prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 2000. That would only apply to p
Athens (GA) Banner-Herald
added Mar 3, 2018 16:27
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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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