Headlines Tagged with Maine — 1,403 headlines found
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
Mar 16, 2015 Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Mar 16, 2015 12:00
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.
Mar 3, 2015 Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Mar 5, 2015 17:57
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.
Jan 15, 2015 Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN)
added Jan 16, 2015 11:50
Maine is the only state that prohibits smokers from lighting up in all of its public housing units, which saves the state $1.09 million annually, according to the study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.
Oct 10, 2014 Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Oct 10, 2014 02:46
A tobacco-free smoking alternative linked to the emergence of electronic cigarettes has now ignited a small but growing group of new businesses in Maine. The active ingredient in the e-cigarette or vape industry is flavored nicotine juice purveyed in ti
Jun 13, 2014 Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jun 16, 2014 09:35
In Maine, Aroostook, Washington, Somerset and Oxford Counties have higher smoking rates than the national average (25-27 percent) and, for the most part, lower median incomes then the state average by almost $10K. Their smoking rates have barely dropped
Mar 25, 2014 Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Mar 26, 2014 12:52
Four weeks after a downtown restaurant owner launched a campaign to get cigarette butts off the street, the unsightly stubs have resprouted. Mike Roylos, owner of the Spartan Grill, financed a two-day butt pickup earlier this month, offering 5 cents a b
May 27, 2013 Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added May 27, 2013 14:31
A Saturday night fire that appears to have started when nail polish remover was ignited by a lit cigarette destroyed a trailer home on Ridgeview Lane, according to the local fire chief.
Apr 28, 2013 Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Apr 28, 2013 19:25
With any form of lupus, according to the Lupus Foundation of America, passive smoking, or regular exposure to secondhand smoke, increases the risk of pneumococcal pneumonia and chronic bronchitis in a nonsmoker. USM courageously made a prudent decision t
Apr 22, 2013 University of Southern Maine
added Apr 23, 2013 13:15
Chewing tobacco is now outlawed for town employees during work, after complaints it is a “filthy, vile habit.” Under the ban, town employees can no longer chew tobacco in town-owned vehicles or buildings. Visitors are also barred from chewing in town bui
Mar 14, 2013 Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Mar 14, 2013 15:04