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[Maine] Portland bans smoking e-cigarettes in public places

City Council passed an ordinance to ban e-cigarettes in public places Monday night. The council voted 7-1 to ban electronic cigarettes in public places, which means the same laws that apply to other tobacco products will apply to smoking any type of elec
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Apr 28, 2015 09:12

[Maine] PELLETIER/HAGENBUCH: It’s time to protect kids from liquid nicotine — a poison, even in small amounts

There is legislation not yet passed that aims to protect children from liquid nicotine poisoning by requiring child-resistant packaging. This measure can help to protect kids from needless nicotine poisoning. State legislators should support LD 423, “An
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Apr 6, 2015 12:50

Public health group slams LePage budget cuts to tobacco program, Maine CDC staffing

LePage’s budget “drastically” reduces funding for the state’s tobacco program and “all but eliminates” the Healthy Maine Partnerships, coalitions that address tobacco and other health problems in the community, the Maine Public Health Association said in
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jan 16, 2015 11:58

How Intense Efforts Boosted Heart Health for One Maine Community

That may be the take-home message from a new study. It found that one Maine community's long-term focus on screening for heart risk factors, as well as helping people quit smoking, saved both money and lives.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 13, 2015 14:18

[Maine] Monumental Trove of Rare Baseball Cards Set to Cross the Block on Proxibid

More than 100 years ago, a gentleman began collecting baseball cards that came with his packs of cigarettes. His impressive collection stayed in his family, and after all these years, it is finally being offered to the public. This century-old haul featur
Business Wire
added Jan 8, 2015 10:43

[Maine] Portland leaders, environmentalists herald effort to eliminate cigarette butts with new tubes

A city spokeswoman says about five dozen "Sidewalk Buttler" cigarette dispensers were recently installed around the city. The tubular receptacles resemble mustachioed butlers and have mouth-shaped inserts where smokers can dispose of cigarette butts.
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 5, 2014 11:04

[Maine] UNE will become smoke-free campus

The University of New England announced this week that it will become a 100 percent tobacco- and smoke-free campus effective July 1. (Westbrook, ME)
added Nov 25, 2013 10:03

[Maine] Chewing tobacco on the job now forbidden for Cape Elizabeth town workers

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
Falmouth (ME) Forecaster
added Mar 14, 2013 06:56

[Maine] Portland smoking ban taking effect today

Effective Wednesday, smoking will no longer be allowed in city parks, plazas and open spaces.
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Mar 6, 2013 12:41

Students unsure if UMaine tobacco free initiative working

With the University of Maine’s Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative turning two years old in January, students on the University of Maine campus feel that they see less smoking around campus, but the program is not working.
The Maine Campus (University of Maine)
added Feb 25, 2013 23:36
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