Fri., November 23, 2012 9:27am
State lawmakers are considering whether to seek an estimated $15 million in improved tax collections by changing how cigars are taxed. Some Georgia retailers hope it evens out the market.
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 student, staff member or school visitor is permitted to use any tobacco product or E-cigarette, at any time on school property.
Tue., July 3, 2012 9:13am
The Norcross city council has voted to rescind the citywide tobacco ban. CBS Atlanta reports that the ban was supposed to go into effect Monday. But the council voted unanimously to scrap the entire ordinance, which would have banned all tobacco use in the city.
Mon., July 11, 2011 4:50am
Georgia’s tobacco acreage is expected to hold steady this year, thanks to a new buyer in the state and high demand in Asia. Tobacco acreage has been dropping for two decades. Experts expected fewer acres of the crop to be planted this year, but now estimates from the U.S. Agriculture Department project Georgia farmers will plant about 11,000 acres of tobacco, the same amount as last year.
Tue., January 4, 2011 1:00am
Voters might have resuscitated the push for increased tobacco taxes when they rejected increased car tag fees this November. The car tag fees were on the ballot to fund a statewide trauma care network. Now business groups -- who campaigned for the trauma care measure -- are urging lawmakers to increase the tobacco tax in the upcoming legislative session
Mon., March 8, 2010 4:40pm
With polls showing more than 75 percent of Georgians willing to accept $1 t
Fri., October 9, 2009 5:07am
Net revenue collections for September were about $1.3 billion, compared to