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Smoking ban makes good economic sense

Publication Date: 2005-02-03
  • Author:Katie Calkin
  • Publication:Athens (GA) Banner-Herald
Senate Bill 9, now under consideration in the Georgia General Assembly, proposes a 100-percent smoking ban for public places, including bars and restaurants. I hope the Georgia Smoke-free Air Act of 2005 is passed, but I ask that our mayor and commissioners take responsibility for the health and economic prosperity of Athens-Clarke County citizens now. Going smoke-free would be good for our community's health, and for our businesses...