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Limiting Smoker Surcharges

Limiting Smoker Surcharges

| May 5, 2015

The Maine House has failed to override a bill to limit smoker surcharges imposed by health insurers. The 83-64 vote fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto by Republican Gov. Paul LePage. The bill sponsored by Rep. Linda Sanborn, D-Gorham, would have capped tobacco use surcharges at 20 percent for individual […]

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Mars Hill Students ‘Kick Butts’ with After School Activity

Mars Hill Students ‘Kick Butts’ with After School Activity

| March 26, 2015

On Wednesday, detectives descended on the Mars Hill IGA. 15 pint-sized private-eyes scouring the aisles, on a deadly mission. Now our detectives today weren’t necessarily looking for clues, but rather signs, much like these tobacco advertisements that were placed near gum and candy racks, where they¬†are easily in the eye-line of young Children. “It’s for […]

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Smoking Series Part Five: E Cigarettes, Dangers of Second & Third Hand Smoke…Importance of Quitting

Smoking Series Part Five: E Cigarettes, Dangers of Second & Third Hand Smoke…Importance of Quitting

| March 9, 2015

Shawn Cunningham has been examining the dangers of smoking and looking at local resources that help smokers commit to quit. Tonight in the final report of the series, we look at the impact of second and third hand smoke as well as the importance of getting treatment to finally kick the habit. YOUTUBE Healthcare practitioners […]

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Smoking Series Part Four: Beat The Pack Program Is Helping Smokers Kick The Habit

Smoking Series Part Four: Beat The Pack Program Is Helping Smokers Kick The Habit

| March 6, 2015

All weeklong Shawn Cunningham has been reporting on the dangers of smoking and local resources available to help people commit to quit. Tonight in part four of the series, we profile a new smoking cessation program in the county, that’s helping people quit their smoking habit once and for all. “I feel stress right now, […]

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Smoking Series Part Three With Shawn Cunningham

Smoking Series Part Three With Shawn Cunningham

| March 4, 2015

All week, Shawn Cunningham’s been looking at the dangers of smoking and local resources to help people commit to quit. More than seventy percent of people who smoke say they want to quit. Every year millions of smokers give quitting a try. One Connor man wishes he had quit a lot sooner and he’s sharing […]

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