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Tea Party Gov. Paul LePage thinks Maine needs more preventative care — but he already cut it

LePage’s administration is moving to reduct the role for Healthy Maine Partnerships, a cooperative effort by health care providers to fight tobacco use, drugs and obesity. That partnership was funded by about $5 million from the Fund for a Healthy Main
Raw Story
added Jun 2, 2016 11:49

Advocates fear LePage will dismantle Healthy Maine Partnerships

This would shift smoking cessation spending to the primary care setting, which the department defended in a fact sheet, saying that while Maine’s per-capita spending on those efforts was among the highest in the nation, its drop in smoking only exceeded
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Nov 8, 2015 21:07

GOP lawmakers seek probe of Maine anti-tobacco program

Two Republican state lawmakers say they want more accountability from the Fund for a Healthy Maine...“We should know how much of that money is actually getting to the end user and how much is being used to pay for salaries,” he said. “And that’s the bigge
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Sep 17, 2015 11:11

[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

[Maine] Bill Nemitz: Public-housing posse smokes out smokers

Call them the smoking cops. Or, to be more specific, four brave souls who are tired of secondhand smoke wafting through their hallways and seeping into their apartments in what is – at least according to the signs all over the place – supposed to be a sm
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Apr 6, 2014 09:26

Maine ban on smoking in cars with kids largely unenforced

2007, Bangor became the first Maine community to prohibit smoking in vehicles containing children. In 2008, this became state law. Since then, however, several police agencies in Maine say they’ve cited or only even warned a handful of smokers for indulg
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jul 10, 2013 17:14

[Maine] VIDEO: Bangor City Council Rejects Smoking Ban In Parks

The city council voted 5-4 against a proposed ordinance that would have banned the use of tobacco products, outside of designated smoking areas. The Parks, Recreation, and Harbor Committee wanted an outright ban on tobacco products in parks.
WABI-TV CBS 5 (Bangor, ME)
added Jan 29, 2013 13:12

MaineHousing units to go smoke-free

The Maine State Housing Authority is imposing a new smoke-free policy in all future units, making Maine the first state to require protection of tenants from secondhand smoke in new units
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 4, 2012 01:07

UMaine-Augusta to prohibit tobacco use on campus

The University of Maine at Augusta will ban tobacco use starting in January, joining a growing number of colleges and universities in Maine and around the country.
Kennebec Journal
added Aug 30, 2012 12:16

[Maine] OOB installs 'No Smoking' signs

Beach tobacco policy is a coup for students who proposed the ordinance
Biddeford (ME) Journal Tribune
added May 14, 2012 16:09
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