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Maine Raises Smoking Age to 21 After Lawmakers Override Veto

Maine will become the fourth state to raise the smoking age to 21 and will adopt stricter regulations on the sale of electronic cigarettes after lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to override the governor’s veto. Gov. Paul R. LePage, a Republic
New York Times
added Aug 3, 2017 01:45

[Maine] GAGNON: Stop trying to save us from ourselves

I’m begging you — especially if you are a young person — to never start smoking. But that doesn’t mean that I believe it is appropriate for the government to try to control our self-destructive behavior. At some point, it is up to us whether or not to
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Aug 7, 2017 18:26

Bucking LePage veto, lawmakers raise Maine’s minimum age to buy tobacco

Maine will become the fourth state to make 21 the legal age to buy tobacco products after the Legislature overrode Gov. Paul LePage’s veto during a long Wednesday session. Lawmakers adjourned for the year after overriding 13 of 27 lingering vetoes from t
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Aug 3, 2017 01:54
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[Maine] EDITORIAL: Raising tobacco purchase age to 21 will save lives and money

So, as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie notes, raising the age for tobacco purchases makes sense from a health — and financial — perspective. “By raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21, we are giving young people more time to develop a
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Aug 7, 2017 18:17

[Maine] LePage vetoes bills to raise tobacco-buying age to 21, ban phone use while driving

said in a Tuesday radio interview that he vetoed bills that would limit tobacco sales to Mainers 21 and older and ban cellphone use while driving, blasting them as “social engineering.” The Republican governor’s vetoes will likely doom at least the cellph
WGME CBS 13 (Portland, ME)
added Jul 27, 2017 06:45

Maine Legislature returns to Augusta. Will it be for the last time this year? / Bill to raise tobacco-buying age heads to LePage

Under the bill, which has been winding its way through the legislative process for several weeks, it would still be legal to smoke at age 18 or older. The bill is meant to restrict access to tobacco products for high school-aged Mainers. Only two other s
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jul 22, 2017 21:12

[Maine] President addresses off-campus smoking

at the June 21 meeting between municipal and Maine Maritime Academy officials in reference to the primary agenda item: the academy’s tobacco-free campus policy. One ramification of the policy enacted earlier this academic year, noted MMA President Bill B
Castine (ME) Patriot
added Jul 4, 2017 00:25
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Maine bill would hike age to buy tobacco to 21, but still allow smoking at 18

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Paul Davis, R-Sangerville, was initially supported 31-4 and then amended so that anyone who is at least 18 years old as of July 1, 2018, can buy tobacco products, with the practical effect being that the law wouldn’t be fully
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jul 6, 2017 16:13
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Maine Senate backs bill to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21

The legislation wins broad support even though it would cut into state revenues, but additional votes and action by the governor remain.
Kennebec Journal
added Jun 23, 2017 01:26

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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