The Whitfield County School Board voted to revise the school district's tobacco policy for both students and staff at their April meeting.
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Tobacco use will be prohibited on all Georgia public college campuses.
Tobacco kills 1,200 Americans every day. It’s the leading cause of preventable deaths in the U.S. and in Georgia.
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has expanded its tobacco use policy with the aim of protecting employees from secondhand smoke and encouraging those who use tobacco to quit.
Peer pressure gets a bad rap for its influence on youth, especially when it comes to picking up harmful habits like smoking. But Joseph Cole, a high school senior at New Schools at Carver in Atlanta, is using peer pressure for good.
Cigarette smoking is the main risk factor for most patients who develop lung cancer; however, some patients who are diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked a cigarette.
Big news in the fight against tobacco: CVS Caremark announced that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in its more than 7,600 stores nationwide on Oct. 1, 2014.
Fifty years ago this week, the first U.S. Surgeon General’s report linking tobacco and lung cancer was published. Since then, the U.S. and Georgia have made tremendous progress in reducing the burden of tobacco on our communities.
Tanner Health System launched a number of successful health promotion programs across west Georgia in 2013 through its Get Healthy, Live Well initiative, a program designed to reduce chronic disease risks for the 151,000 residents of Carroll, Haralson
Originally published May 28, 2013