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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
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[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
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[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.
keepMEcurrent.com (Westbrook, ME)
added Nov 25, 2013 10:03
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No flame, plenty of fire over rise in e-cigarettes in Maine

the scenario typifies the gray area around e-cigarettes. In this tale of two mothers, Gorham sees them as the wave of the future and the lesser of two evils. Simon worries they represent another way for the tobacco industry to make a buck on nicotine addi
Kennebec Journal
added Nov 17, 2013 13:07
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LETTER FROM THE MAINE CITIZEN TRADE POLICY COMMISSION (CTPC) TO THE USTR (PDF)

at the very least, we favor returning to the earlier USTR "safe harbor" proposal as at least a starting point for further negotiations, although we would prefer a more comprehensive approach which goes further to exempt or "carve out" tobacco control meas
Maine.gov
added Oct 24, 2013 09:11
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For youths in Maine, tobacco is tough buy

A report on attempts to make illegal purchases shows that Maine is one of the two best states in America at thwarting sales to minors.
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Aug 27, 2013 10:40
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Maine ban on smoking in cars with kids largely unenforced

2007, Bangor became the first Maine community to prohibit smoking in vehicles containing children. In 2008, this became state law. Since then, however, several police agencies in Maine say they’ve cited or only even warned a handful of smokers for indulg
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jul 10, 2013 17:14
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[Maine] Oakland Town Council Considering Banning Smoking In Public Parks

Town Manager Peter Nielsen says, at the council's request, he's drafting an amendment to the town's control of public areas ordinance after council members said they would like to at least consider the move.
WABI-TV CBS 5 (Bangor, ME)
added Jul 3, 2013 09:36
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Maine smoking bans a drag, or a breath of fresh air?

Evergreen Cemetery is one of the few designated public places where people can smoke a cigarette. But finding other public places where it’s legal to smoke is rapidly becoming more difficult, as a new city ordinance – combined with state laws and company
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Jun 14, 2013 17:51
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Report cites tobacco spending in Maine politics

A report by a Maine citizens' group says tobacco interests have far outspent nonprofits and groups working against tobacco use in elections from 2000 through 2012. The report released Monday by Maine Citizens for Clean Elections cites figures from the
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 3, 2013 23:33
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