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Campus Smoking Ban Proposed

ATLANTA (AP) — An orthopedic surgeon serving on the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents is proposing to ban smoking at the system’s 31 schools. Thomas Hopkins told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he wants the […]


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Atlanta City Council Passes Outdoor Smoking Ban

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) — The Atlanta City Council has voted to ban smoking in city parks. Those caught smoking in parks could be fined up to $1,000 and sentenced to six months in jail or community service. A city […]


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Outdoor Smoking Ban One Step Closer In Atlanta

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)-A ban on public smoking in Atlanta is one step closer to reality. A committee of the Atlanta City Council easily passed a measure Tuesday to outlaw smoking in public parks. If passed by […]



Norcross Repeals City Wide Smoking Ban

NORCROSS, GA (CBS ATL/WAOK) – The city of Norcross’ smoking ban was met with harsh criticism at Monday night’s council meeting – people worried the government might have gone too far banning all tobacco use […]


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Possible Smoking Ban At Atlantic Station

ATLANTA (AJC/WAOK)-There are reports that Atlantic Station may want to cutout smoking. According to the AJC, the Midtown mixed-use development announced on its Facebook page: “We’re considering a ban on smoking at Atlantic Station, but […]


DeKalb County Board of Health are proposing to ban cigarettes in public places.

DeKalb County Debates Smoking Ban

A proposed ban on public smoking may be sending tempers flaring in DeKalb County. The DeKalb County Board of Health suggests that smoking should be banned in places including parks, bars, and strip clubs. Business […]