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Georgia Has One of Nation's Lowest Costs of Smoking

A new report from WalletHub shows Georgia ranks sixth best in the nation in terms of health care costs, lost productivity and premature deaths from smoking. The Peach State spends $1,263,332 over the lifetime of each smoker, according to the report.
Patch.org
added Jan 19, 2016 16:30
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[Georgia] Former tenant of Broad Street building files fire lawsuit against owner

Williamson claims he warned property management about the smoking on several occasions but no action was taken. He contends the Jan. 3, 2014, fire started in one of the smoking tenants’ apartments.
Augusta (GA) Chronicle
added Dec 25, 2015 03:06
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[Georgia] HOLLAND: Don’t raise cigarette tax

The earlier we educate our youth, the less we have to spend in the future. Asking Georgia retailers to take on the burden of higher taxes is definitely not cool.
Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution
added Dec 3, 2015 23:29
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[Georgia] RJ Reynolds Job Seeker Can Claim Disparate Impact ($$)

Eleventh Circuit reinstated an age discrimination collective action against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., CareerBuilder LLC and recruiter Pinstripe Inc., ruling Monday that job seekers can pursue disparate impact claims against the tobacco company. A Georgi
Law360
added Dec 1, 2015 01:17
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[Georgia] Statement on smoking rates needs slightly more context

While the smoking rate nationally has fallen, more than 18 percent of Georgians still light up. — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's Office... We rate Reed’s statement Mostly True.
PolitiFact (St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added Nov 30, 2015 17:24
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[Georgia] BADERTSCHER: Reed's statement about smoking rates needs a bit more context

Reed’s office is correct that, in 2013, 18.8 percent of Georgia adults over 18 were smoking. But newer figures paint a peachier picture for the state. It doesn’t change the mayor’s overarching point that the state still has a way to go. We rate Reed’s
Atlanta Journal-Constitution blogs
added Nov 29, 2015 16:46
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[Georgia] VIDEO: Smoking-ban coming to Savannah's public housing

for the city of Savannah that rule takes effect at the beginning of the year. Beginning January 1, 2016, smoking in all public houses in Savannah will be prohibited. Earline Davis, executive director with the Housing Authority of Savannah says they've b
WJCL Fox28 / WTGS - TV (Savannah, GA)
added Nov 17, 2015 15:35
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[Georgia] WJCL News Smoking now banned at DuBois Park in Bluffton

Bluffton Town Council voted to ban smoking at DuBois Park at Tuesday night’s town council meeting. Beaufort County already prohibits smoking in county-maintained parks. A group of local parents recently started a petition to ban smoking at DuBois Park a
WJCL Fox28 / WTGS - TV (Savannah, GA)
added Nov 11, 2015 21:12
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[Georgia] Ga. Farm Workers Win Approval Of Wage Settlement ($$)

A Georgia district court has approved a roughly $485,000 settlement between several affiliated crop companies and a group of domestic and H-2A visa agricultural guest workers who said they weren’t paid properly, ruling that the deal was fair and reasonabl
Law360
added Nov 10, 2015 16:40
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[Florida, Georgia] Fla. Atty Disciplined Over Bungled Wrongful Death Suit

Christopher M. Chesnut, who owns Atlanta-based The Chestnut Firm and was one of several attorneys who represented Cynthia Robinson...stemming from a grievance complaint by a mother Chestnut represented in a wrongful death suit over the fatal shooting of h
Law360
added Oct 28, 2015 16:40
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