Maine

South Portland, Maine Overrides Exemption for Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

Last July, the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Maine increased from 18 to 21-years-old, albeit with a provision for individuals who had already…

Weekly News (April 1, 2019)

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Maine Bill Would Quadruple Cigar Tax

A new bill in Maine could more than quadruple the tax on cigars and other tobacco products in the state of Maine. L.D. 1028 would…

Maine Legislator Introduces Bill to Create Cigar Lounges

A Maine state legislator has introduced a piece of legislation that would allow for cigar smokers to light up in their favorite cigar store. The…

Maine’s Tobacco Purchase Age Now 21

The minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the state of Maine is now 21-years-old, as legislation passed earlier this year has gone into effect….

Maine Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto, Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

On Tuesday, the Maine Legislature voted to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18…

Maine Governor Vetoes Tobacco Age Increase

Maine Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21-years-old, a step which…

Maine Legislators Send Tobacco Age Increase to Governor

There could soon be a fourth state where the minimum age to purchase tobacco products is 21-years-old, as yesterday the Maine House of Representatives overwhelmingly…

Maine Senate Passes Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

Yesterday, Maine’s Senate voted in favor of raising the state’s minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21. The proposal now moves to the…

Maine Legislators Weighing Increase in Tobacco Tax

State legislators in Maine are considering a significant increase in the state’s tobacco tax, as a bill that is currently in committee hearings seeks to…

Ellsworth, Maine Bans Smoking in Parks

Earlier this week, the Ellsworth City Council gave its approval to a ban on smoking and tobacco use at the city’s parks and recreational properties…