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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┬áProgram Director for the┬áBreathe Easy […]

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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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