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Editorial: UMaine’s smoking ban is necessary for student safety

The smoking ban as a whole is not a ban on smokers. It is not meant as punishment for personal decisions. Rather, it is a necessary measure that the university has taken in order to keep everyone on campus comfortable and well. Considering the heavy risk
The Maine Campus (University of Maine)
added Feb 27, 2017 10:30
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[Maine] Councilors pass ordinance prohibiting smoking in Houlton parks

Despite a passionate request from one citizen to vote down the proposal, town councilors approved an ordinance to prohibit the use of tobacco products and smoking in all public parks on Tuesday evening. The ordinance arose because of a littering problem
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Dec 30, 2016 20:20
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[Maine] Landlord of house where 6 died in fire to serve 90-day term

The fire was determined to be accidental, blamed on improperly discarded smoking materials on a porch. It was the deadliest fire in Maine in four decades. Lawsuits stemming from the fire are still in the court system.
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 2, 2016 05:01
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A Maine woman leads the way in raising money for lung cancer and setting the record straight about its causes

Why does asking matter? It matters because people with lung cancer often get blamed for their disease. Others blame them and they blame themselves. All that blame leads to stigma. When you feel stigmatized because of your disease, you’re less apt to tal
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Nov 8, 2016 20:00
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[Maine] STURROCK: Smokeless Tobacco: Research Putting Another Nail in That Coffin

Although it may ‘seem’ safer to use smokeless tobacco, Mother Nature has once more taught us that she cannot be fooled, and there is no such thing as a less dangerous consumption of this product. Unfortunately, children growing up in the US get mixed mes
WABI-TV CBS 5 (Bangor, ME)
added Nov 2, 2016 06:00
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[Maine] No butts on the beach

The ban, which was effective immediately on passage, prohibits smoking of any tobacco or plant product, and applies to any lighted or heated cigarette, cigar or pipe, or any natural or synthetic plant products intended for human consumption. The law als
Biddeford (ME) Journal Tribune
added Oct 22, 2016 15:44
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[Maine] Landlord acquitted of manslaughter in fire that killed 6

The owner of a building where six people were killed in a fire was acquitted Friday of manslaughter but was convicted of a code violation... The fire was determined to be an accident, blamed on improperly discarded smoking materials on the porch.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 21, 2016 21:29
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State rests in manslaughter case against Maine landlord

Six tenants died in the Nov. 1, 2014, fire that was sparked by the improper disposal of smoking materials.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 17, 2016 04:19
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[Maine] South Portland council riled by sidewalk smokers

approved a measure that banned the use of tobacco products within 25 feet of a school bus stop....Councilor Claude Morgan said he raised the issue of sidewalk smoking at the request of a constituent because residents of a South Portland Housing Authority
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Oct 5, 2016 20:17
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[Maine] VIDEO: City Councilors Say Sidewalk Smoking Is Becoming An Issue

City councilors say people gathering on sidewalks to smoke is becoming a growing problem in South Portland. The Portland Press Herald reports the issue was raised Monday as city councilors approved a measure that banned the use of tobacco within 25 feet
WABI-TV CBS 5 (Bangor, ME)
added Oct 5, 2016 20:16
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