ATLANTA (AP) Georgia Department of Public Health officials say a new state law makes it illegal to sell or distribute electronic cigarettes to anyone under 18. <br />
Officials said Tuesday that emissions from electronic cigarettes could include several chemicals including formaldehyde. <br />
Director of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for the Department of Public Health Jean O'Connor says the products are especially dangerous for children. <br />
Public health officials say 1,169 calls were made to the Georgia Poison Center between April 2009 and April 2014 for exposure or poisoning linked to tobacco or nicotine products. <br />
Officials say GPC received 45 calls about issues with e-cigarettes between Jan. 1 and June 14, 2014, compared with five calls in all of 2011. <br />
Public health officials say there's no evidence suggesting electronic cigarettes are a safe alternative.
House Republican leaders rallied around one of their own, Whip Steve Scalise, on Tuesday after he said he regrets speaking 12 years ago to a white supremacist organization and condemns the views of such groups.
President Vladimir Putin's chief political foe was convicted along with his brother on Tuesday in a fraud case widely seen as a vendetta by the Kremlin, triggering one of Russia's boldest anti-government demonstrations in years.
Due to program and enrollment growth at its Cumming Campus, the University of North Georgia plans to lease the top floor of the Cumming City Hall for its Master of Business Administration and continuing education and professional development programs, that according to Associate Vice President of University Relations Kate Maine.
With two-thirds of Hall County’s population living south of Oakwood (according to the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce) the South Hall Business Coalition wanted to hear from Sheriff Gerald Couch and tour the new Sheriff’s Office headquarters building that opened in their part of the county in November 2014.