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[Maine] Investigators say lit cigarette, oxygen dispenser caused fire that killed Chester woman

Oxygen-dispensing medical equipment and other flammable items combined with a lit cigarette caused an accidental fire in a Loop Road trailer that killed a 77-year-old woman last month, officials said Friday. Shirley Day died on April 10 due to carelessne
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added May 9, 2014 16:54

[Maine] Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth to be off-limits to smokers

Town Council voted 6-1 Monday to ban smoking in Fort Williams Park. The ordinance amendment, which takes effect in mid-May, prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff, and all other tobacco products, including rolling papers, pipes a
Falmouth (ME) Forecaster
added Apr 16, 2014 09:04

[Maine] Plan would make Fort Williams Park smoke-free

The Cape Elizabeth Town Council will take comments from the public starting at 7 p.m. Monday at Town Hall on a proposal to ban smoking in the town-owned park. Anyone caught smoking cigarettes, cigars, pipes or e-cigarettes or using chewing tobacco would
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Apr 14, 2014 09:01

[Maine] Bill Nemitz: Public-housing posse smokes out smokers

Call them the smoking cops. Or, to be more specific, four brave souls who are tired of secondhand smoke wafting through their hallways and seeping into their apartments in what is – at least according to the signs all over the place – supposed to be a sm
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Apr 6, 2014 09:26

For Maine's poorer counties, it's harder to kick the smoking habit

In Maine, Aroostook, Washington, Somerset and Oxford Counties have higher smoking rates than the national average (25-27 percent) and, for the most part, lower median incomes then the state average by almost $10K. Their smoking rates have barely dropped
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Mar 26, 2014 12:52

CVS follows Maine chain’s lead by dropping tobacco

Downeast Pharmacy stopped selling the products in 1993, a bold move then, and Bow Street Market has done the same.
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Feb 6, 2014 12:27

[Maine] LETTER: Whatever became of tobacco settlement money?

After reading about the Legislature’s veto override for smoking cessation for welfare recipients, all I could say was: “My God! Whatever became of the tobacco settlement money the state supposedly gets?” That money was never used for anyone who wanted t
Central Maine Morning Sentinel
added Feb 2, 2014 00:13

Maine lawmakers override tobacco-cessation veto

The Democratic-controlled House voted 131-10 in support of the bill that provides insurance coverage of costs for tobacco-cessation treatment for Medicaid program members. In his veto letter, Republican Gov. Paul LePage said the bill eliminates cost sha
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 17, 2014 05:49

[Maine] ‘More dangerous on a dose-by-dose basis than cigarette smoke’: Concerns about wood-stove smoke prompt state review

Wood smoke as a public health issue hasn’t gained much traction. This is Maine; Maine is wood. Yet, according to Ed Miller, senior vice president for policy at the American Lung Association of the Northeast, “It’s actually more dangerous on a dose-by-do
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Nov 25, 2013 12:48

[Maine] UNE will become smoke-free campus

The University of New England announced this week that it will become a 100 percent tobacco- and smoke-free campus effective July 1. (Westbrook, ME)
added Nov 25, 2013 10:03
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