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[New Hampshire] Welfare reform banning booze, tobacco to take effect in Maine

A new welfare law aiming to restore credibility in Maine's administration of federal benefits comes into effect Friday. The law, which passed with bipartisan support, sets penalties for individuals who spend cash welfare benefits on alcohol, tobacco, lot
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 28, 2016 17:53

[Maine] EDITORIAL: Don’t waver on public health: Bangor should ban smoking in all city-owned public spaces

The city solicitor has drafted a proposal to ban smoking at city parks but to exempt the golf course and West Market Square in downtown Bangor. This is counterproductive. West Market Square has become a downtown hub, filled with restaurants with outdoor
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jul 22, 2016 01:54

[Maine] WGME New age requirement to purchase tobacco in Portland to go into effect

As a result, no individual, corporation, partnership, unincorporated association or other entity may sell, furnish, give away or offer to sell, furnish or give away a tobacco product to any individual under the age of 21 in the City of Portland. City of
WGME CBS 13 (Portland, ME)
added Jul 19, 2016 19:06
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[Maine] Bangor eyes smoking ban in public parks

The city’s Government Operations Committee expects to discuss the proposal during its meeting Monday night. City councilors are considering adding smoking to the list of activities that aren’t allowed in the city’s parks. The ordinance already prohibits
WGME CBS 13 (Portland, ME)
added Jul 18, 2016 19:43

EDITORIAL: Why Maine should follow Portland's lead and raise tobacco purchase age

Maine’s adult smoking rate — 19.3 percent in 2014 — is above the national average of 16.8 percent...The health consequences of e-cigarettes, which can be helpful in smoking cessation, are not fully known. Raising the tobacco purchase age to 21 can be an
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jun 24, 2016 16:47

[Maine] FARMER: Portland councilors saw something, did something. Kids will live longer because they did

On Monday night, the Portland City Council stopped going along with a public health threat that jeopardizes kids in the community. Councilors voted unanimously to raise the legal age for people to buy tobacco in the city from 18 to 21.
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jun 22, 2016 22:40

Maine drive-in theaters told they can’t allow patrons to smoke in cars

drive-in owners were notified that the office “has received various compliance concerns” about drive-ins not complying with the state’s 2009 law banning smoking at commercial outdoor eating areas...the Attorney General’s Office, said the letter was prompt
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Jun 12, 2016 15:18

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
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