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Maine 2020 Tobacco Tax, Funding, and Flavor Hot Topic Call

For too long, Big Tobacco has used cheap, sweet products to entice our kids to use their deadly products.  They target LGBTQ, rural, low-income, and black and brown communities with discounts and advertising, all to sell their deadly products.  This needs to stop!

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February 23, 2021
Maine

AUGUSTA – Later today, Gov. Janet Mills will deliver her State of the Budget address. Mills’ Biennial budget proposal includes a reduction in funding of $5 million per year in each year of the biennium for the state’s tobacco control program, a more than 30% cut from FY21 funding.

September 25, 2020
Maine

Dear Governor Mills, Legislative Leaders and Members of the Joint Standing Committees on Appropriations and Financial Affairs, Health and Human Services, and Taxation: As organizations that represent public health professionals, health care providers and patients, including those with serious health conditions like cancer, heart and lung disease, which place them

September 14, 2020
Maine

PORTLAND, Maine - This past weekend, communities across Maine honored lives touched by cancer through Lights of Hope Across America, a national fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, ACS CAN volunteers did not gather for the annual Lights

April 23, 2020
Maine

Victory in the fight against cancer requires bold new public policies that promote cancer prevention, early detection of cancer, and expand access to quality, affordable health care. Lawmakers make many decisions that impact the lives of Mainers touched by cancer and their leadership is vital to defeating this disease. In

Maine Events

March 1, 2021EST

For too long, Big Tobacco has used cheap, sweet products to entice our kids to use their deadly products. They target LGBTQ, rural, low-income, and black and brown communities with discounts and advertising, all to sell their deadly products. This needs to stop! At ACS CAN, our focus this year...

April 13, 2021EST

Join us for our Annual Cancer Action Day - formally Day at the Capitol! This year ACS CAN is bringing our most inpactful day of advocacy into your home! We'll learn together, talk with lawmakers, and wrap up an eventful day of advocating on our number one priority issue in...

State Contacts

Melissa Stacy
Maine Grassroots Manager
Hilary Schneider
Maine Director Government Relations
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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