Tue., November 19, 2013 3:09pm
Fifteen years ago this month, tobacco companies agreed to pay states billions of dollars in the largest civil litigation settlement in US history....
Fri., October 4, 2013 9:00am
Six former surgeons general gathered Thursday at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta to discuss the job of being the nation’s doctor and their...
Thu., September 6, 2012 9:27am
State health officials say nearly half of Georgia's school districts have implemented a 100 percent tobacco-free policy. Under the policy, no...
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,...
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...
Tue., April 3, 2012 4:10pm
West Georgia's Talbot County is the latest poor, rural county to rank as the state's "unhealthiest." The Robert Wood Johnson...
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...
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.
Wed., April 20, 2011 11:47am
The Macon City Council has voted to eliminate smoking from nearly everywhere but private residences. The council voted 9-6 for the new rules Tuesday...
Wed., December 8, 2010 3:23pm
Georgia ranks 36th in the American Health Rankings for 2010. The national report was released on Tuesday by the United Health Foundation. The state...