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DIGIOVANNI/SOMA: Maine Voices: Rerouting tobacco funds ignores need for both medical, public health intervention

We receive these funds because Maine people got sick and died from tobacco use; this is a legacy to be honored. We have an ethical and moral obligation to allow the fund to work as intended, which is to prevent disease and promote good health so Mainers
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Mar 16, 2015 12:00

[Maine] Health advocates: Axing community anti-smoking programs ‘like killing Peter to pay Paul’

Health groups, doctors, students and others turned out in force Monday at the State House to oppose a budget initiative that would take away roughly $20 million in funding for community-based smoking cessation and prevention services.
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Mar 5, 2015 17:57

[Maine] Renewed Battle Underway Over Tobacco Settlement Funds

Opponents of Gov. Paul LePage’s plan to divert tobacco settlement money away from the Fund for a Healthy Maine and move it into more direct smoking cessation treatment through Medicaid, turned out in force in Augusta today.
Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN)
added Mar 2, 2015 17:37
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Maine made a dent in teen smoking, but it’s changing course

In 2012, lawmakers used the fund to shore up a shortfall in the state’s Medicaid program. Last spring, lawmakers used $5 million from the account to help the state balance its books. Maine isn’t unique in using tobacco settlement funds this way, a reali
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Feb 21, 2015 21:59

[Maine] Campus smoking ban proving effective after years implementation

After going tobacco-free in 2011, the University of Maine is experiencing a steady decrease in on campus smoking. Despite the positive trend, UMaine continues to offer cessation services and tobacco education to the community.
The Maine Campus (University of Maine)
added Feb 9, 2015 10:06

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

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

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

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

[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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