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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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Editorial: UMaine’s smoking ban is necessary for student safety

The smoking ban as a whole is not a ban on smokers. It is not meant as punishment for personal decisions. Rather, it is a necessary measure that the university has taken in order to keep everyone on campus comfortable and well. Considering the heavy risk
The Maine Campus (University of Maine)
added Feb 27, 2017 10:30

[Maine] Councilors pass ordinance prohibiting smoking in Houlton parks

Despite a passionate request from one citizen to vote down the proposal, town councilors approved an ordinance to prohibit the use of tobacco products and smoking in all public parks on Tuesday evening. The ordinance arose because of a littering problem
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Dec 30, 2016 20:20
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[Maine] Landlord of house where 6 died in fire to serve 90-day term

The fire was determined to be accidental, blamed on improperly discarded smoking materials on a porch. It was the deadliest fire in Maine in four decades. Lawsuits stemming from the fire are still in the court system.
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 2, 2016 05:01

A Maine woman leads the way in raising money for lung cancer and setting the record straight about its causes

Why does asking matter? It matters because people with lung cancer often get blamed for their disease. Others blame them and they blame themselves. All that blame leads to stigma. When you feel stigmatized because of your disease, you’re less apt to tal
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Nov 8, 2016 20:00
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