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Despite Smokefree Air Act, Smoking Allowed In More Restaurants And Bars In Georgia, Research Shows

ATLANTA–Despite the passage of Georgia’s Smokefree Air Act in 2005, the number of restaurants and bars that allow smoking has doubled in recent years, according to researchers at Georgia State University’s School of Public Health.

Researchers found a significant number of restaurant and bar owners have taken advantage of exemptions in the laws… more »

Georgia State Designates Five Partner Cities In China For Project To Control Tobacco Consumption

WUHAN, China–Georgia State University’s School of Public Health has named five major municipalities in China that will partner with the school on efforts to improve policies and programs to reduce smoking in a nation that produces more tobacco and has more smokers than any other in the world.

The project, China Tobacco Control Partnership-Tobacco Free… more »

Sewage Infected With Ebola Virus May Require Longer Holding Period, Researchers Find

ATLANTA–Storing Ebola-infected sewage for a week at 86° Fahrenheit or higher should allow enough time for more than 99.99 percent of the virus to die, though lower ambient temperatures may require a longer holding period, according to a new study by researchers at Georgia State University’s School of Public Health.

The study co-authored by Lisa… more »