The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority approved a resolution that will prohibit the smoking, chewing or possession of any tobacco based product, even e-cigarettes, on its premises.  The ordnance will go into effect, January 1, 2017.


The Housing Authority had already banned smoking from inside the units, but decided to expand the ban even further this week.


Residents will all receive notice of the band and will be required to sign an agreement letter.  If a tenant is caught breaking the rules they will be given a warning on the first offense and then could face eviction for a second violation.