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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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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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Study: Smoking ban in public housing saves Maine $1 million annually

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.
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Oct 10, 2014 02:46
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For Mainers seeking tobacco alternative, the ‘wave of the future’ rolls in on nicotine juice vapors

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
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jun 16, 2014 09:35
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For Maine's poorer counties, it's harder to kick the smoking habit

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
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Mar 26, 2014 12:52
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[Maine] Cigarette butts again litter Monument Square

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
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added May 27, 2013 14:31
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[Maine] Fire guts trailer home after cigarette ignites spilled nail polish remover

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.
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Apr 28, 2013 19:25
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[Maine] HENRY: Secondhand smoke a first-hand risk for one student

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
University of Southern Maine
added Apr 23, 2013 13:15
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[Maine] Cape Elizabeth bans ‘filthy, vile habit’ of chew tobacco for town employees at work

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
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Mar 14, 2013 15:04
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UMaine-Augusta banning use of tobacco on campus

The University of Maine at Augusta will ban tobacco use on campus starting in January, joining a growing number of colleges and universities.
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Sep 18, 2012 01:53
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