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The Bangor City Council is considering an ordinance to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products including flavored e-cigarettes. Please send a message asking them to vote YES! Put our kids before Big Tobacco.

Latest Updates

June 29, 2021
Maine

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
Maine

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
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

State Contacts

Hilary Schneider
Maine Director Government Relations
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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