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[Maine] EDITORIAL: Follow Portland's lead. No one wants your cigarette butt on the sidewalk

Cutting back on cigarette litter requires behavior change among smokers. In Portland, cigarette buttlers are starting to cause that change. The other big behavior change that must remain foremost in our minds? Getting smokers to kick the habit and keepi
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Apr 25, 2015 12:50
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[Maine] PELLETIER/HAGENBUCH: It’s time to protect kids from liquid nicotine — a poison, even in small amounts

There is legislation not yet passed that aims to protect children from liquid nicotine poisoning by requiring child-resistant packaging. This measure can help to protect kids from needless nicotine poisoning. State legislators should support LD 423, “An
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Apr 6, 2015 12:50
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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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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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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