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Atlanta City Council approves smoking ban at Hartsfield – Jackson Int’l Airport

Atlanta City Council approves smoking ban at Hartsfield – Jackson Int’l Airport

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Travelers who smoke might typically land at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and head to one of the airport’s designated smoking rooms, but those days may soon be over. The Atlanta City Council approved an ordinance this week that would entirely ban smoking and vaping at the airport, as well as at several of the city’s public areas, including restaurants, bars, and hotel rooms. The council voted 13-2 in favor of the smoking ban, which includes cigarettes, cigars, and electronic cigarettes. If the ordinance is approved and signed by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, it will go into effect Jan. 2, 2020. (A Georgia law passed in 2005 already prohibits smoking in restaurants and bars where people under 18 are permitted and requires a smoking area to be enclosed and private or outdoors Atlanta’s airport is one of the last major U.S. hubs to still offer travelers designated smoking areas. According to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, all but five of the 35…
Source: Atlanta City Council approves smoking ban at Hartsfield – Jackson Int’l Airport

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