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Tea Party Gov. Paul LePage thinks Maine needs more preventative care — but he already cut it

LePage’s administration is moving to reduct the role for Healthy Maine Partnerships, a cooperative effort by health care providers to fight tobacco use, drugs and obesity. That partnership was funded by about $5 million from the Fund for a Healthy Main
Raw Story
added Jun 2, 2016 11:49

[Maine] RADIS: Higher smoking age would result in a healthier Portland

The new ordinance won’t solve our cigarette addiction problems, but it will decrease the number of young people who start down the road of this powerful addiction. It’s one that many of them regret.
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added May 16, 2016 14:24

[Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont] Well Water a Suspected Cause of Bladder Cancer in New England

"But we should emphasize that smoking remains the most common and strongest risk factor for bladder cancer, and therefore smoking cessation is the best method for reducing bladder cancer risk."
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 3, 2016 16:07

[Maine] Portland advances plan to raise age for buying tobacco

The City Council voted unanimously to direct its Health and Human Services Committee to work on an ordinance that would increase the minimum age from 18 to 21. Once drafted, the ordinance will return to the council for a public hearing and vote.
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Apr 27, 2016 16:38
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[Maine] EDITORIAL: Our Opinion: Higher age for tobacco would save lives

Portland should move forward with a plan to raise the age for purchasing cigarettes to 21.
Kennebec Journal
added Apr 15, 2016 11:58

[Maine] Portland proposal to raise age for buying tobacco moves to council

A proposal to raise the minimum legal age to buy tobacco products in Portland from 18 to 21 drew modest support at a preliminary hearing Tuesday. The City Council’s Health and Human Services Committee moved the proposal forward after hearing testimony t
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Apr 13, 2016 22:31

[Maine] Winthrop council bans e-cigarettes at town beach, considers broader tobacco policy

those signs will be getting a makeover. At its Monday meeting, the Town Council unanimously approved a ban on not just traditional smoking and tobacco use at the town beach, but also new smoking technologies such as electronic cigarettes.
Kennebec Journal
added Apr 6, 2016 16:38

[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
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