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[Maine] VIDEO: Bangor council approves ban on smoking in city parks

City Councilors approved a controversial ban on smoking in the city's parks Monday night. The 8-1 vote followed much debate among councilors as well as members of the public. The dissenting vote of Councilor David Nealley was due to concerns of enforcem
WLBZ 2 (Bangor, ME)
added Aug 23, 2016 13:26
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[Maine] Bangor passes ban on smoking in city parks geared toward kids

city councilors on Monday night approved a ban on smoking in city parks that includes playgrounds, swimming pools, ball fields and other amenities geared toward children. The move, which was approved 8-1, was intended to protect children and families from
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Aug 23, 2016 13:25
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[Canada, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont] Border security issues are piling up for the new Government

in 2013, the federal government announced a $92M allocation to the RCMP to deploy sensor technology at the Canada-U.S. border from Quebec/Maine to Oakville as part of its ‘Anti-Tobacco Smuggling’ strategy. A year later, with no action taken, this funding
Frontline Safety & Security (ca)
added Aug 16, 2016 23:18
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[Maine] Banning the butts / Wells considering smoking ban on beaches

If the town moves forward with a proposed ordinance this fall, smoking tobacco in all forms, including e-cigarettes, will be prohibited on town beaches
Biddeford (ME) Journal Tribune
added Aug 13, 2016 19:25
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[New Hampshire] Welfare reform banning booze, tobacco to take effect in Maine

A new welfare law aiming to restore credibility in Maine's administration of federal benefits comes into effect Friday. The law, which passed with bipartisan support, sets penalties for individuals who spend cash welfare benefits on alcohol, tobacco, lot
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 28, 2016 17:53
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[Maine] EDITORIAL: Don’t waver on public health: Bangor should ban smoking in all city-owned public spaces

The city solicitor has drafted a proposal to ban smoking at city parks but to exempt the golf course and West Market Square in downtown Bangor. This is counterproductive. West Market Square has become a downtown hub, filled with restaurants with outdoor
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jul 22, 2016 01:54
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[Maine] WGME New age requirement to purchase tobacco in Portland to go into effect

As a result, no individual, corporation, partnership, unincorporated association or other entity may sell, furnish, give away or offer to sell, furnish or give away a tobacco product to any individual under the age of 21 in the City of Portland. City of
WGME CBS 13 (Portland, ME)
added Jul 19, 2016 19:06
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[Maine] Bangor eyes smoking ban in public parks

The city’s Government Operations Committee expects to discuss the proposal during its meeting Monday night. City councilors are considering adding smoking to the list of activities that aren’t allowed in the city’s parks. The ordinance already prohibits
WGME CBS 13 (Portland, ME)
added Jul 18, 2016 19:43
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EDITORIAL: Why Maine should follow Portland's lead and raise tobacco purchase age

Maine’s adult smoking rate — 19.3 percent in 2014 — is above the national average of 16.8 percent...The health consequences of e-cigarettes, which can be helpful in smoking cessation, are not fully known. Raising the tobacco purchase age to 21 can be an
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jun 24, 2016 16:47
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[Maine] FARMER: Portland councilors saw something, did something. Kids will live longer because they did

On Monday night, the Portland City Council stopped going along with a public health threat that jeopardizes kids in the community. Councilors voted unanimously to raise the legal age for people to buy tobacco in the city from 18 to 21.
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jun 22, 2016 22:40
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