Tue., October 23, 2012 7:51am
Georgia State University has banned smoking and tobacco use on most of its campus. Tobacco use will be prohibited on all university owned or leased locations, indoors and outdoors, in garages and parking lots and in all college owned or leased vehicles.
Mon., July 16, 2012 1:00pm
Atlanta's city council is set to vote as early as Monday on a wide-ranging smoking ban. The ban would cover playgrounds, athletic fields, aquatic areas, tennis courts, golf courses and walking trails.
Fri., July 6, 2012 2:57pm
Atlanta officials are set to consider banning smoking in city parks. City Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd, a co-sponsor of the legislation, said seeing adults smoking near kids at a park and widespread smoking during a festival in Piedmont Park convinced her it’s a good idea.
Thu., February 9, 2012 11:00am
A coastal Georgia county is taking steps toward banning smoking in bars and other indoor venues not covered under state law. The ban goes a step further than Georgia law, which prohibits indoor smoking in restaurants and other public buildings that allow children.
Wed., May 4, 2011 2:04pm
The Macon City Council was unable to overturn a veto overturning a proposed smoking ban in many public areas.
Fri., March 25, 2011 4:07pm
University of Georgia officials Thursday tightened the smoking policy on campus.
Thu., December 30, 2010 11:08pm
A much-debated ban on smoking in virtually all public indoor places will go into effect in Savannah with the new year. Mayor Otis Johnson pushed for the measure as part of a health campaing. Bar employees complained about the proposal when it first came up but now are adapting to the ordinance.
Fri., August 27, 2010 4:21pm
Savannah City Council voted Thursday to ban smoking in all bars, restaurants, and other public buildings. The new ordinance takes effect January 1st and will require smokers to keep 10 feet from business entrances.
Thu., August 12, 2010 5:26pm
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.
Mon., June 28, 2010 2:39pm
Only a handful of Georgia cities ban smoking at all bars and restaurants. The City currently follows state law and allows smoking at bars if they don't hire minors. Restaurants must have separate smoking sections.