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[Maine] Hearing delayed for landlord in Portland fire that killed 6

The owner of an apartment house in Portland where six tenants died is returning to court soon... Investigators say the fire started on the porch because of improperly disposed smoking materials. A lawsuit stemming from the fire alleges an exit was blocke
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 21, 2015 17:31
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[Maine] Landlord in deadly Portland apartment fire back in court this week

The owner of an apartment house in Portland where six tenants died in the deadliest Maine blaze in 40 years is returning to court this week.... Investigators say the fire started on the porch because of improperly disposed-of smoking materials. A lawsuit
Lewiston (ME) Sun Journal
added Nov 16, 2015 22:53

Capitol Notebook: Maine DHHS a no-show for tobacco-fund hearings

Lawmakers reviewing the Fund for a Healthy Maine have been frustrated that staffers from the Department of Health and Human Services have refused to appear before their committee. Rep. Roberta Beavers, a South Berwick Democrat, was among those annoyed th
Falmouth (ME) Forecaster
added Nov 16, 2015 22:18

Maine Snuffs Out Public Use of E-Cigarettes

A new law expanding Maine’s ban on public tobacco use to include e-cigarettes took effect in October, prohibiting e-cigarette use in restaurants, public beaches, and other gathering spots.
Heartland Institute
added Nov 11, 2015 00:42

Advocates fear LePage will dismantle Healthy Maine Partnerships

This would shift smoking cessation spending to the primary care setting, which the department defended in a fact sheet, saying that while Maine’s per-capita spending on those efforts was among the highest in the nation, its drop in smoking only exceeded
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Nov 8, 2015 21:07

Maine lawmakers renew effort to track tobacco settlement funds

State lawmakers will continue their quest Tuesday to obtain a full accounting of how money is being spent in a $54 million state health program supported largely by tobacco settlement funds.
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Oct 12, 2015 21:31
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[Massachusetts] Maine To Ban Electronic Cigarettes In Public Places

A law that prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes in the same public places where smoking is banned is set to take effect in the coming days. The new law bans electronic cigarettes in places such as restaurants, playgrounds and beaches where tradition
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 12, 2015 20:12

[Maine] New e-cigarette rules go into effect next week

Sponsored by Rep. Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan, the law prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in the same public places, such as restaurants, playgrounds and beaches, where smoking is banned. “This is a matter of public health,” McCabe said in a news release is
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Oct 10, 2015 13:49

GOP lawmakers seek probe of Maine anti-tobacco program

Two Republican state lawmakers say they want more accountability from the Fund for a Healthy Maine...“We should know how much of that money is actually getting to the end user and how much is being used to pay for salaries,” he said. “And that’s the bigge
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Sep 17, 2015 11:11

[Maine] Air tank, smoking blamed in Old Town fire that killed 2

A couple and two pets died in a fire on Southgate Road on Saturday that was caused by careless smoking and an oxygen tank, state police said. Firefighters pulled Joseph Prekop, 67, and the family dog from the fire but could not resuscitate them. They dis
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Aug 31, 2015 13:30
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