The Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Georgia Tobacco Use and Prevention Program (GTUPP) held the Tobacco-Free Colleges & Universities Summit on Sept. 19 in Athens, Georgia.
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All 31 of Georgia’s public colleges and universities are going 100% tobacco-free on October 1, as the result of a policy passed this year by the Board of Regents.
Tobacco use is the leading cause of premature and preventable death, responsible for 480,000 deaths a year in the United States.
The CDC is launching hard-hitting ads for its 2014 “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign.
It is now against the law in Georgia to sell or distribute any electronic cigarette to a person who is under the age of 18 years old. The new law took effect last week.
Middle school students are especially vulnerable to trying—and becoming addicted to— tobacco.
Members of the H.E.A.R.T. Coalition, a drug-free communities coalition in Fulton County, have been named Youth Advocates of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for their leadership in the fight against tobacco.
The Whitfield County School Board voted to revise the school district's tobacco policy for both students and staff at their April meeting.
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.