Headlines Tagged with Maine — 1,405 headlines found
Cutting back on cigarette litter requires behavior change among smokers. In Portland, cigarette buttlers are starting to cause that change. The other big behavior change that must remain foremost in our minds? Getting smokers to kick the habit and keepi
Apr 25, 2015 Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Apr 25, 2015 12:50
[Maine] PELLETIER/HAGENBUCH: It’s time to protect kids from liquid nicotine — a poison, even in small amounts
There is legislation not yet passed that aims to protect children from liquid nicotine poisoning by requiring child-resistant packaging. This measure can help to protect kids from needless nicotine poisoning. State legislators should support LD 423, “An
Apr 6, 2015 Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Apr 6, 2015 12:50
DIGIOVANNI/SOMA: Maine Voices: Rerouting tobacco funds ignores need for both medical, public health intervention
We receive these funds because Maine people got sick and died from tobacco use; this is a legacy to be honored. We have an ethical and moral obligation to allow the fund to work as intended, which is to prevent disease and promote good health so Mainers
Mar 16, 2015 Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Mar 16, 2015 12:00
Health groups, doctors, students and others turned out in force Monday at the State House to oppose a budget initiative that would take away roughly $20 million in funding for community-based smoking cessation and prevention services.
Mar 3, 2015 Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Mar 5, 2015 17:57
Opponents of Gov. Paul LePage’s plan to divert tobacco settlement money away from the Fund for a Healthy Maine and move it into more direct smoking cessation treatment through Medicaid, turned out in force in Augusta today.
Mar 2, 2015 Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN)
added Mar 2, 2015 17:37
In 2012, lawmakers used the fund to shore up a shortfall in the state’s Medicaid program. Last spring, lawmakers used $5 million from the account to help the state balance its books. Maine isn’t unique in using tobacco settlement funds this way, a reali
Feb 20, 2015 Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Feb 21, 2015 21:59
After going tobacco-free in 2011, the University of Maine is experiencing a steady decrease in on campus smoking. Despite the positive trend, UMaine continues to offer cessation services and tobacco education to the community.
Feb 9, 2015 The Maine Campus (University of Maine)
added Feb 9, 2015 10:06
Maine’s mixed performance in the American Lung Association’s 2015 “State of Tobacco Control” report comes less than a week after a public health group decried proposed cuts to anti-smoking programs in Gov. Paul LePage’s two-year budget.
Jan 21, 2015 Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jan 21, 2015 14:37
LePage’s budget “drastically” reduces funding for the state’s tobacco program and “all but eliminates” the Healthy Maine Partnerships, coalitions that address tobacco and other health problems in the community, the Maine Public Health Association said in
Jan 15, 2015 Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jan 16, 2015 11:58
a $20 million cut to the "Fund for a Healthy Maine." LePage says he wants to use the savings to pay for other programs that he says are designed to improve health outcomes.
Jan 15, 2015 Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN)
added Jan 16, 2015 11:50