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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
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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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[Massachusetts] Maine To Ban Electronic Cigarettes In Public Places

A law that prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes in the same public places where smoking is banned is set to take effect in the coming days. The new law bans electronic cigarettes in places such as restaurants, playgrounds and beaches where tradition
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 12, 2015 20:12
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[Maine] New e-cigarette rules go into effect next week

Sponsored by Rep. Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan, the law prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in the same public places, such as restaurants, playgrounds and beaches, where smoking is banned. “This is a matter of public health,” McCabe said in a news release is
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Oct 10, 2015 13:49
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GOP lawmakers seek probe of Maine anti-tobacco program

Two Republican state lawmakers say they want more accountability from the Fund for a Healthy Maine...“We should know how much of that money is actually getting to the end user and how much is being used to pay for salaries,” he said. “And that’s the bigge
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Sep 17, 2015 11:11
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[Maine] Air tank, smoking blamed in Old Town fire that killed 2

A couple and two pets died in a fire on Southgate Road on Saturday that was caused by careless smoking and an oxygen tank, state police said. Firefighters pulled Joseph Prekop, 67, and the family dog from the fire but could not resuscitate them. They dis
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Aug 31, 2015 13:30
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Maine's Sagadahoc County Properties Go Smoke-Free

Starting in September, everyone doing business, working or visiting Sagadahoc County property will be prohibited from using tobacco in any form. That includes e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and other forms of tobacco or nicotine-delivery devices. Jason
Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN)
added Aug 18, 2015 14:13
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Maine landlord pleads not guilty in fire that killed 6

Investigators said improperly disposed smoking materials on the porch started the fire and the house didn't have functioning smoke detectors.
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 1, 2015 20:16
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[Maine] 2015 HUD SECRETARY'S AWARD FOR HEALTHY HOMES WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Healthy Homes Innovation and Achievement in Public Policy: Smoke-Free Housing Coalition of Maine – The Smoke-Free Housing Coalition of Maine is a leader in the smoke-free housing movement for 13 years, is working to reduce involuntary exposure to second
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
added Jul 14, 2015 20:29
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[Maine] Lawmakers tell personal stories in "Touched by Tobacco" campaign

The Maine Public Health Association and Maine Cancer Foundation have launched a new video web series featuring several lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Anne Haskell and Republican Rep. Matt Pouliot. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap and former broadc
WCSH-6 (Portland, ME)
added Jul 14, 2015 10:34
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