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Georgia

State Legislative Info

GOVERNOR

Brian Kemp
Office of the Governor
206 Washington Street
111 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Phone: (404) 656-1776
Fax: (404) 657-7332

THE SENATE

Office of the Secretary
David A. Cook
353 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Phone: (404) 656-5040
Fax: (404) 656-5043

THE house

Clerk of the House
Bill Reilly
309 State Capitol Building
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-5015

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Georgia LAWS & TAXES

laws

  • It is unlawful for any person knowingly to sell or barter, directly or indirectly, any cigarettes, tobacco products, tobacco related objects, alternative nicotine products, or vapor products to a minor.1
  • It shall be unlawful for any minor to purchase, attempt to purchase, or possess for personal use any cigarettes, tobacco products, tobacco related objects, alternative nicotine products, or vapor products.1
  • Georgia’s Clean Indoor Air Act has not been amended to prohibit the use of vapor products where smoking is prohibited. However, vaping is prohibited only on all campuses of University System of Georgia, and in all Roswell city parks.2
  • The following municipalities have ordinances that prohibit vaping where smoking is prohibited (some exclude bars, restaurants and/or vape and tobacco shops): Atlanta, Augusta, Barnwell, Chamblee, Chatham County, Pooler, Savannah, Snellville and DeKalb County.2

Tobacco/Vapor 21 Law: Federal law passed December 20, 2019 prohibits sales of all tobacco and vapor products to anyone under the age of 21 years old. FDA stated law became effective on that date. States may choose to continue with current age law at the risk of losing federal funding.

Flavor Bans: Federal law prohibits the sale of closed system devices (pods, cartridges) containing e-liquid in flavors other than tobacco or menthol.

taxes

  • Smoke-free tobacco has an excise tax rate of 10% of the wholesale cost.3
  • As of January 1, 2021, Georgia will tax closed vapor systems at a rate of 5 cents per milliliter; open systems and pre-filled refillable devices will be taxed at a rate of 7% of the wholesale cost.

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