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June 30, 2005

Thomasville--  Under a statewide smoking ban that went into effect today, people will only be able to light up in a handful of places, including their homes, retail tobacco stores, and long-term care facilities.

They can also smoke in restaurants and bars, so long as those places don't allow minors inside. "Savannah Moon" restaurant owner Ben Golden says the new law should be on a case-by-case basis.  "It's a good thing to ban smoking in public establishments that don't have a designated smoking area. But if they do have a designated smoking area, I really don't see the purpose of it," he says.

The new law is fairly strict compared to many other states. A survey conducted by state legislators found that only Florida has a ban as broad as Georgia's.

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