Atlanta OKs ban on smoking inside bars, restaurant, airport

Atlanta OKs ban on smoking inside bars, restaurant, airport

Atlanta’s city council has approved a far-reaching ban on smoking and vaping in restaurants and bars — and inside one of the world’s busiest airports.

It covers cigarettes, cigars and electronic cigarettes. If signed by the mayor, it would take effect on Jan. 2, 2020.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is one of the few major U.S. hubs where people can still smoke inside designated rooms.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a 2017 report that most busy U.S. airports ban smoking in all indoor areas. Denver International Airport last year closed the last of its indoor smoking lounges and is now smoke-free indoors.

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