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Report cites tobacco spending in Maine politics

A report by a Maine citizens' group says tobacco interests have far outspent nonprofits and groups working against tobacco use in elections from 2000 through 2012. The report released Monday by Maine Citizens for Clean Elections cites figures from the
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 3, 2013 23:33
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[Maine] Vaping’s popularity sparks talk of regulation

But to Kreis, the devices’ growing popularity is helping people break decades-long smoking habits. “It’s really turned into quite a big movement,” said Kreis, who opened his store on Market Street in June 2014. “I couldn’t count how many people have com
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Jan 10, 2016 15:25
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[Maine] LePage vetoes smoking ban on college campuses

Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would ban smoking on all public university and college campuses in Maine, saying he'd rather see a bill to "outlaw tobacco altogether" than a patchwork approach.
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added May 22, 2013 07:42
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[Maine] Litter rules now cover cigarettes

In response to a group of Cony High School students' disgust at the number of cigarette butts littering local streets and sidewalks, city councilors recently voted to alter an ordinance against littering to specify that tobacco products such as butts are,
Kennebec Journal
added Jun 26, 2012 03:20
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[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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Maine lawmakers override tobacco-cessation veto

The Democratic-controlled House voted 131-10 in support of the bill that provides insurance coverage of costs for tobacco-cessation treatment for Medicaid program members. In his veto letter, Republican Gov. Paul LePage said the bill eliminates cost sha
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 17, 2014 05:49
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For youths in Maine, tobacco is tough buy

A report on attempts to make illegal purchases shows that Maine is one of the two best states in America at thwarting sales to minors.
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Aug 27, 2013 10:40
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[Maine] LETTER: Whatever became of tobacco settlement money?

After reading about the Legislature’s veto override for smoking cessation for welfare recipients, all I could say was: “My God! Whatever became of the tobacco settlement money the state supposedly gets?” That money was never used for anyone who wanted t
Central Maine Morning Sentinel
added Feb 2, 2014 00:13
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Smokers angry as Maine Med's ban nears

Employees, patients and visitors are included in the ban as the hospital tries to expel second-hand smoke.
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added May 29, 2013 08:49
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[Maine] EDITORIAL: Big tobacco admits deceit

It’s time all Americans, including the 20 percent of Mainers who still smoke, know the awful truth. Sun Journal, Lewiston (Nov. 30)
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Nov 30, 2012 20:24
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