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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

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

[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

[Georgia] EDITORIAL: Non smoking: May that trend continue to grow

There is no argument that the use of tobacco can and does cause numerous health problems, especially as it relates to cardio-pulmonary issues. Many private companies now don’t allow smoking on their properties. ?Moultrie City government will not hire sm
Moultrie (GA) Observer
added Dec 30, 2016 16:19

[Georgia] Dozens of Fulton County bars, eateries go smoke-free

Help came from the county’s Partnerships to Improve Community Health program, part of its department of health and wellness. During the fall, program staff, organization representatives and residents convinced business owners to hang up No Smoking signs
Marietta (GA) Daily Journal
added Nov 29, 2016 21:31

[Georgia] Tobacco Company Claims Breach Of Contract In Manufacturing Deal ($$)

A company that acted as the customer service liaison between two tobacco companies filed suit on Nov. 9 in a federal court in Georgia, claiming that it was cut out of a contract for no reason other than to be cut out of the deal with the other companies (
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 15, 2016 06:26

[Georgia] United States Claims Tobacco Company Owes $30,000 Under FERTA ($$)

sued the Southern Tobacco Co. in federal court in Georgia, alleging that it violated the Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act of 2004 (FERTA) by failing to pay up to $30,000 in assessments...says Southern Tobacco failed to make payments under FERTA, whic
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 10, 2016 23:24

Educated people more likely to use e-cigs, Georgia State study finds

surveyed 1,200 smokers who either smoked cigarettes, used electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) , or both, in hopes of finding any discrepancies on how it may affect an individual’s intent to quit...Dr. Michael Eriksen, who helped put the study toge
Georgia State University Signal
added Sep 23, 2016 16:50

[Georgia] Hartsfield-Jackson to turn smoking rooms into cigar shops

The Atlanta airport is launching a plan to convert smoking rooms into cigar shops that would charge a fee to patrons who want to light up. The plan comes as a number of other major airports have closed smoking rooms and gone smoke-free indoors. Hartsfi
Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution
added Sep 23, 2016 16:06

[Georgia] E-cigarette battery explodes like ‘hand grenade’ in pocket

“As soon as one went off, two went off, and three went off,” McDow told Channel 2. “It was like a miniature hand grenade, so it was like bang, bang, bang.” He said the batteries were white hot and melted the floor tile. Lithium-ion batteries are also fo
Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution
added Sep 14, 2016 18:08
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