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[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

Maine Could Become Third State to Increase Tobacco Sales Age from 18 to 21

Lawmakers, advocates and cancer survivors gathered in Augusta Tuesday to support a proposed bill aimed at doing just that. “If someone handed you something to inhale, and said ‘here this will increase your risk of a dozen kinds of cancer. This will make
WABI-TV CBS 5 (Bangor, ME)
added May 31, 2017 00:31
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[Maine] Ellsworth bans tobacco, all smoking at parks and fields

City Council voted unanimously Monday night to ban smoking of any kind and the use of tobacco products on all of the city’s recreational properties, ranging from boat launches to athletic fields.
Ellsworth (ME) American
added Apr 20, 2017 23:45


Today, L.D. 1170 was introduced, which would raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. The bill was introduced by Sen. Davis, R-Piscataquis and is co-sponsored by Sen. Dow, R-Lincoln; Sen. Jackson, D-Aro
added Mar 29, 2017 02:43

[Maine] Wiscasset bans smoking, vaping in public parks, community center ‘for the kids’

Board of Selectmen last week instituted a no-smoking or vaporizing policy for the community center, community playground and Sherman Park. The policy was enacted after Wiscasset Parks and Recreation Director Todd Souza’s asked town officials to develop a
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Mar 3, 2017 03:25
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