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Latest Updates

January 10, 2022

Augusta, ME – T omorrow, the Health and Human Services Committee of the Maine legislature will hold a public hearing on LD 867 “An Act To Prohibit Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for 5 Years To Allow for Safety Testing and Investigations into Reproductive Harm”. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

June 29, 2021

AUGUSTA – The Maine Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee has finalized a budget deal without including Governor Mills’ provision to end the sale of menthol and all flavored tobacco products. They also failed to include $5 million/year in additional funding for the state’s tobacco control program. Advocacy groups

April 13, 2021

PORTLAND, ME – Today, state legislators heard from cancer and cardiovascular patients, survivors, and public health advocates during Maine’s virtual Tobacco Action Day . Even though the advocates could not travel to the capitol this year, they made their voices heard through virtual meetings, phone calls and social media. The

February 23, 2021

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.

State Contacts

Hilary Schneider
Maine Director Government Relations
Emily Johnson
Grassroots Manager
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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