Progress Report

Atlanta

Atlanta passes smoke-free law.

No Atlantan should have to put up with secondhand smoke... and now they don't have to.

Thanks to all of the hard work by Smoke-Free Atlanta and the Atlanta City Council,  ATL has officially passed a law that will ban smoking and vaping in restaurants, bars, workplaces, the airport, and a ton of other public spaces.

It took a while - 15 years to be exact - but WE DID IT. A ridiculously huge "thank you" to everyone who took action to protect Atlantans from secondhand smoke. you guys are the real MVPs.

 

   

   

It's been a long, winding road.

  • 2004 - The Atlanta City Council introduces a bill to prohibit smoking in restaurants.
  • 2005 - The Georgia Smoke-free Air Act is enacted but still allows smoking in many public places.
  • 2009 - A bill to prohibit smoking in bars, clubs and adult entertainment facilities did not pass in the Atlanta City Council, mostly due to opposition from businesses.
  • 2012 - The Atlanta City Council passes a citywide smoke-free parks law.
  • 2019 - The Atlanta City Council passes a law banning vaping and smoking in most public areas.
  • 2020 - The comprehensive smoke-free law takes effect on January 2. (Woo!)

 

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