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Maine earns mixed grades for anti-smoking efforts

Maine’s mixed performance in the American Lung Association’s 2015 “State of Tobacco Control” report comes less than a week after a public health group decried proposed cuts to anti-smoking programs in Gov. Paul LePage’s two-year budget.
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jan 21, 2015 14:37
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Public health group slams LePage budget cuts to tobacco program, Maine CDC staffing

LePage’s budget “drastically” reduces funding for the state’s tobacco program and “all but eliminates” the Healthy Maine Partnerships, coalitions that address tobacco and other health problems in the community, the Maine Public Health Association said in
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jan 16, 2015 11:58
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AUDIO: Health Advocates Decry Gov's Plan to Cut $20M From Maine's Anti-Smoking Fund

a $20 million cut to the "Fund for a Healthy Maine." LePage says he wants to use the savings to pay for other programs that he says are designed to improve health outcomes.
Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN)
added Jan 16, 2015 11:50
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How Intense Efforts Boosted Heart Health for One Maine Community

That may be the take-home message from a new study. It found that one Maine community's long-term focus on screening for heart risk factors, as well as helping people quit smoking, saved both money and lives.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 13, 2015 14:18
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[Maine] Monumental Trove of Rare Baseball Cards Set to Cross the Block on Proxibid

More than 100 years ago, a gentleman began collecting baseball cards that came with his packs of cigarettes. His impressive collection stayed in his family, and after all these years, it is finally being offered to the public. This century-old haul featur
Business Wire
added Jan 8, 2015 10:43
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[Maine] "NAFTA on Steroids" Trade Talks to Wrap Up

Mills and 47 other state AGs sent a letter to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative... the National Association of Manufacturers replied... "Now how did they get our letter?" Mills asked....Thanks for responding on behalf of the U.S. Trade Represent
Rockland (ME) Free Press
added Dec 19, 2014 02:32
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[Maine] Portland leaders, environmentalists herald effort to eliminate cigarette butts with new tubes

A city spokeswoman says about five dozen "Sidewalk Buttler" cigarette dispensers were recently installed around the city. The tubular receptacles resemble mustachioed butlers and have mouth-shaped inserts where smokers can dispose of cigarette butts.
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 5, 2014 11:04
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[Maine] Portland postpones 'Sidewalk Buttler' demo event

An event to promote eliminating cigarette butt litter in Portland has been rescheduled because of heavy ice in the city. A city spokeswoman says about five dozen “Sidewalk Buttler” cigarette dispensers were recently installed around the city. The tubula
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Dec 5, 2014 11:03
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[Maine] Smokers not obeying housing rules

Sun Spots recommends complaining repeatedly to management and the Maine State Housing Authority, which you can find at mainehousing.org or 207-626-4600. If the building management is falling down on the job, Maine Housing may be able to help.
Lewiston (ME) Sun Journal
added Oct 16, 2014 13:09
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Study: Smoking ban in public housing saves Maine $1 million annually

Maine is the only state that prohibits smokers from lighting up in all of its public housing units, which saves the state $1.09 million annually, according to the study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Oct 10, 2014 02:46
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