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No Preemption

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"Local actions by communities has been proven to be effective in enforcing youth access legislation and reducing tobacco use among young persons. However, the tobacco industry has been equally successful in weakening local control and community involvement through state laws containing preemption provisions."

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, November 3, 1995

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.

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