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"RESOLVED: That the American Cancer Society opposes any preemption clauses that are intended to remove or restrict power and authority from a unit of local government or regulate clean indoor air and/or other tobacco control laws."

American Cancer Society
State Preemption of Local Tobacco Control Laws, March 1992

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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