A study released this week shows, air pollution in Savannah bars and restaurants is way down following last year's smoking ban. The study by a New York based lab tested air quality at 11 Savannah businesses before and after officials banned indoor public smoking. It found indoor air pollution has decreased 94%.
Chatham County health officials have confirmed the county's first human case of West Nile virus in five years. The confirmation comes as the county is recording one of its worst years ever for virus-carrying mosquitoes. County officials have said, the problem stems from earlier bouts of dry weather and the virus' naturally-recurring cycle.
Savannah City Council members want to make sure no one's put out of business by a new smoking ban. Savannah is poised to ban smoking at all bars and restaurants in weeks or months. But at a meeting , council members expressed concern over a handful of tobacco-related businesses, including a just-opened hookah lounge.