Great American Smokeout

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  • to quit smoking
  • to become a "quit buddy" for a friend or family member who smokes.

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  • the buzz behind e-cigarettes and tobacco use
  • proven strategies and helpful tips to quit smoking 
  • cessation resources and how to access them
  • second-hand smoke from BreathEasy Augusta
  • smoke-free workplaces from BreathEasy Augusta

Augusta Smoke-Free Ordinance

The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity to get ready for the Augusta-Richmond County Smokefree Ordinance that goes into effect on January 1, 2019. Augusta’s elected commissioners and the mayor took an important step for public health and the health of workers when they passed the Augusta-Richmond County Smokefree Ordinance (Number: 7622) on June 19, 2018. The Smokefree Ordinance includes all combustible tobacco products and electronic-cigarettes

The purpose of the ordinance is two-fold:

  1. To protect the public health and welfare by prohibiting smoking and electronic-cigarettes in enclosed public and enclosed places of employment.
  2. To support the right of nonsmokers to breathe smokefree air and to recognize that the need to breathe smokefree air shall have priority over the desire to smoke in enclosed public places.