Georgia

Augusta, Ga. Changes Law to Allow for Cigar Bars

Cigar bars are becoming legal in Augusta, Ga. Yesterday, the Augusta Commission voted 8-2 in favor of modifying the city’s smoke-free ordinance to allow for…

Weekly News (Jan. 25, 2021)

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South Fulton, Ga. Passes Updated Smoking Ban

Citing the absence of a statewide law to protect people from secondhand smoke, the South Fulton City Council has passed an ordinance that will ban…

Johns Creek, Ga. Makes Parks Tobacco-Free

As the parks of Johns Creek begin to reopen, visitors are being greeted by new signage and policies indicating that the areas are now completely…

Georgia’s Governor Signs Bill Raising Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21-Years-Old

Gov. Brian Kemp has made Georgia the most recent state to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old, signing SB 375 into…

Georgia Legislature Adjourns Without Changing Cigar Taxes

During its most recent legislative session, the Georgia Legislature had a pair of bills introduced seeking to change the state’s tobacco tax rate. While one…

Georgia House of Representatives Approves Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

The Georgia House of Representatives has given its approval to SB 375, joining the Senate in approving a bill that would increase the minimum age…

Competing Bills Seek to Change Tobacco Tax in Georgia (Update)

On Friday, new legislation was introduced in the Georgia House of Representatives that could increase the taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products, including some…

Powder Springs, Ga. Bans Tobacco Use in Parks

At its meeting this week, the Powder Springs City Council passed an ordinance that bans the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes in all parks…

Georgia Senate Approves Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

On Thursday, the Georgia State Senate unanimously approved a bill that will increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco and tobacco alternatives from 18 to…

Marietta, Ga. Bans Smoking in Downtown Core

At its meeting on Wednesday, the Marietta City Council gave final approval to an ordinance that will prohibit smoking on all public property of the…