Maine Press Releases
AUGUSTA – The Maine legislature today will hold a public hearing on LD 555, “An Act To Reduce Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Updating Screening Coverage.” LD 555 is a simple and straightforward update to the existing law requiring insurance coverage for colorectal cancer s
17 Patient Groups Urge Swift Adoption of Plan to Increase Access to Coverage through Medicaid in Maine
Today, 17 patient groups submitted a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar, and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Seema Verma, urging them to quickly approve Maine’s State Plan Amendment. In addition, the groups released the following shared statement:
Public Health Orgs: Implementation of Tobacco Age Increase Will Reap Long-Term Benefits for all Mainers
AUGUSTA – Nearly one year ago, Maine became the fourth state in the nation to raise the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21.
Cancer Advocates Release "State of the State of Tobacco Control" - Urge Legislators to Protect Mainers from Big Tobacco
AUGUSTA – Hours before Governor LePage is set to deliver his State of the State address, cancer survivors, advocates and caregivers from across the state traveled to Augusta to join with coalition partners to outline the State of the State of Tobacco Control in Maine and urge lawmakers
2017 Broken Promises to Our Children Report: Maine Failing When it Comes to Protecting Kids From Tobacco
AUGUSTA – December 13, 2017 – Earlier today, The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights and Truth Initiative released the 1
AUGUSTA - Yesterday, Maine voters cast their ballots in support of Question 2, which moves to increase access to health care for low-income state residents. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) applauds the passage of this initiative.
AUGUSTA – Today, the Maine legislature took steps toward saving lives and protecting kids from a lifetime of addiction by overriding Governor LePage’s veto a measure raising the sales age for all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, to 21 (LD1170).
AUGUSTA - The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) applauds the Maine legislature for their overwhelming bipartisan support of LD1170. The legislation raises the age of sale for tobacco products, including electronic smoking devices, from 18 to 21.
This statement is being issued in response to the legislature’s decision to re-allocate $10 million in tobacco settlement dollars in the state budget deal, including $2 million per year in cuts to Maine’s tobacco control program, as well as making additional deep cuts to statewide programs critical in fighting tobacco use.