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"The American Lung Association/American Thoracic Society opposes all forms of preemption of state and local tobacco control authority. The ability of any government entity to enact tobacco control legislation is a cornerstone of an effective tobacco control policy. There is no trade-off worth the price of preempting a state or community's right to pass tobacco legislation."

American Lung Association
Policy Principle on Tobacco, April 1999

Georgia

Georgia's state law that restricts where smoking can occur went into effect July 1, 2005. The law prohibits smoking in some enclosed public places and workplaces. However, smoking is still allowed in restaurants and bars that do not admit or employ people under 18 years old. Read Georgia's state law.

For information about the law, the Georgia Department of Health Services or contact the America Lung Association of Georgia at (770) 434-5864.

You can also call the Georgia Department of Health Services at 1-877-343-3340, or in the Atlanta area: 404-657-3378.

Georgia law does not preempt the passage of local smokefree laws. Read more about current tobacco-related legislation in Georgia.

Current tobacco-related statistics are available from the Centers for Disease Control's Tobacco Control State Highlights, 2010.

Georgia's 2017 Legislative Session: January 1, 2017 - April 6, 2018


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