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[Maine] Judge denies class action in cigarette lawsuits

Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Nov 25, 2010 00:00
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Maine lawmakers consider raising smoking age to 21

A Maine Republican’s bill to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 is headed to the House. The Maine Senate on Thursday voted 31-4 against an effort to kill the bill. The bill also expands the definition of tobacco products to include e
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 22, 2017 16:29
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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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[Maine, New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Why requiring people to be 21 to buy tobacco makes sense

New Jersey missed an opportunity to reduce smoking-related deaths this month when Gov. Chris Christie vetoed... There is a bill in the U.S. Senate to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21. Its prospects are uncertain. Instead of wait for Congress, Maine p
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jan 28, 2016 19:52
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[Maine] Lawmakers: LePage administration stymied public health study

A legislative committee created to examine how Maine uses $50 million a year in tobacco settlement funding disbanded Monday with its mission unfinished because, according to lawmakers, Gov. Paul LePage’s administration did not cooperate.
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Dec 1, 2015 05:22
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Maine lawmakers renew effort to track tobacco settlement funds

State lawmakers will continue their quest Tuesday to obtain a full accounting of how money is being spent in a $54 million state health program supported largely by tobacco settlement funds.
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Oct 12, 2015 21:31
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Maine landlord pleads not guilty in fire that killed 6

Investigators said improperly disposed smoking materials on the porch started the fire and the house didn't have functioning smoke detectors.
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 1, 2015 20:16
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[Maine] VIDEO: Attorney General Janet Mills_Ambassador Froman

Maine Attorney Janet Mills describes her meeting with Ambassador Froman last week in Washington DC, where she went to discuss carving tobacco out of the free trade agreements currently under negotiation.
You Tube
added May 6, 2015 20:02
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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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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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