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[Maine, New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Why requiring people to be 21 to buy tobacco makes sense

New Jersey missed an opportunity to reduce smoking-related deaths this month when Gov. Chris Christie vetoed... There is a bill in the U.S. Senate to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21. Its prospects are uncertain. Instead of wait for Congress, Maine p
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jan 28, 2016 19:52

[Maine] Vaping’s popularity sparks talk of regulation

But to Kreis, the devices’ growing popularity is helping people break decades-long smoking habits. “It’s really turned into quite a big movement,” said Kreis, who opened his store on Market Street in June 2014. “I couldn’t count how many people have com
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Jan 10, 2016 15:25

[Maine] Breathing free: Presque Isle boot camp helps smokers quit

Since June 12, however, she has been tobacco-free, along with 12 other former smokers who attended a tobacco cessation boot camp in Presque Isle organized by Healthy Aroostook, a part of the Aroostook County Action Program.
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Dec 20, 2015 17:21

[Maine] Lawmakers: LePage administration stymied public health study

A legislative committee created to examine how Maine uses $50 million a year in tobacco settlement funding disbanded Monday with its mission unfinished because, according to lawmakers, Gov. Paul LePage’s administration did not cooperate.
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Dec 1, 2015 05:22

[Maine] Hearing delayed for landlord in Portland fire that killed 6

The owner of an apartment house in Portland where six tenants died is returning to court soon... Investigators say the fire started on the porch because of improperly disposed smoking materials. A lawsuit stemming from the fire alleges an exit was blocke
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 21, 2015 17:31
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[Maine] Landlord in deadly Portland apartment fire back in court this week

The owner of an apartment house in Portland where six tenants died in the deadliest Maine blaze in 40 years is returning to court this week.... Investigators say the fire started on the porch because of improperly disposed-of smoking materials. A lawsuit
Lewiston (ME) Sun Journal
added Nov 16, 2015 22:53

Capitol Notebook: Maine DHHS a no-show for tobacco-fund hearings

Lawmakers reviewing the Fund for a Healthy Maine have been frustrated that staffers from the Department of Health and Human Services have refused to appear before their committee. Rep. Roberta Beavers, a South Berwick Democrat, was among those annoyed th
Falmouth (ME) Forecaster
added Nov 16, 2015 22:18

Advocates fear LePage will dismantle Healthy Maine Partnerships

This would shift smoking cessation spending to the primary care setting, which the department defended in a fact sheet, saying that while Maine’s per-capita spending on those efforts was among the highest in the nation, its drop in smoking only exceeded
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Nov 8, 2015 21:07

Maine Snuffs Out Public Use of E-Cigarettes

A new law expanding Maine’s ban on public tobacco use to include e-cigarettes took effect in October, prohibiting e-cigarette use in restaurants, public beaches, and other gathering spots.
Heartland Institute
added Nov 11, 2015 00:42

Maine lawmakers renew effort to track tobacco settlement funds

State lawmakers will continue their quest Tuesday to obtain a full accounting of how money is being spent in a $54 million state health program supported largely by tobacco settlement funds.
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Oct 12, 2015 21:31
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