DeKalb Commission Passes Smoking Ban

first_imgAdd to My List In My List Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility For Whom The Bell Rings Share Smokers will soon have fewer places to light up in DeKalb County. Commissioners approved a smoking ban Tuesday that applies to most public outdoor spaces, including parks, playgrounds, and even ATM lines. DeKalb commissioner Larry Johnson says a similar ordinance, which included bars and night clubs, failed to pass last year .“A lot of [establishments] set their business model up designed for certain clientele. So, to automatically just cut their profit streams off in the middle of a recession, you actually would put people out of work and we just felt it wasn’t the time to do that.”Johnson says the commission may expand the ordinance in the future. A smoking ban in businesses serving people under 18 years of age has been in place since 2003. The new rules take effect in about two months.  Related Stories ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more