Athens News Matters for October 7, 2023
Athens-Clarke County commissioners have unanimously voted to accept a new report with proposals to deal with homelessness. At that same meeting lawmakers moved ahead with plans to shutter the county’s sanctioned homeless encampment and passed a plan to address the affordable housing crunch. WUGA’s Alexia Ridley sat down with Mayor Kelly Girtz.
In April of 2022, the FDA proposed new standards that would ban flavored cigars to lessen their growing appeal among young people, but a final ruling is still in the works.
Alexia Ridley spoke with Dr. Kimberly Sterling, professor of Nicotine and Tobacco Studies at Rutgers University and Dennis Henigan, vice president of legal and regulatory affairs for Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, on the tobacco industry’s strategy to attract young people of color with these products and the importance of a total ban.