Maine Cancer Action Center


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Protect Maine's Kids From Tobacco

Nearly 1 in 4 high school students, including nearly 40% of 18-year-olds, have used some form of tobacco in the past 30 days. 27,000 Maine kids alive today will die prematurely from smoking if we don't act now.

Latest Updates

February 14, 2018

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 to

December 13, 2017

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 19 th annual Broken Promises to Our Children

November 8, 2017

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. The following statement can be attributed to Hilary Schneider, director

August 22, 2017
Maine, New Jersey, Oregon

In less than a month, three states – Maine , New Jersey and Oregon – have enacted laws that prohibit the selling of cigarettes and other tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. Smoking rates have declined in recent years, but the use

State Contacts

Chris Feeney
Maine Grassroots Manager
Hilary Schneider
Maine Director Government Relations
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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