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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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Local Businesses Attend First Ever County Tobacco Conference

Local Businesses Attend First Ever County Tobacco Conference

| April 10, 2014

Businesses were learning how to minimize the complaints of second hand smoke and remain compliant with Maine smoking laws. Shawn Cunningham explains. Workplaces that are smoke free aren’t just complying with Maine law, but they’re healthier environments for workers…and boast cost effective benefits say antitobacco education advocates. Sarah Mayberry is the Program Director for the Breathe Easy […]

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Lawmakers Vote to Override LePage Veto of Quit Smoking Bill

Lawmakers Vote to Override LePage Veto of Quit Smoking Bill

| January 16, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine lawmakers have voted to override Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill aimed at helping Mainers get treatment to quit smoking. 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 […]

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