Members of our committee have been collaborating for more than two decades to improve the health and well-being of Maine people by eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke, reducing tobacco use rates and assuring that funds from the Tobacco Master Settlement are used for tobacco use prevention and treatment first.

Check out MPHA’s tobacco infographic and our  Touched by Tobacco video’s!

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Tobacco Master Settlement: Fund Tobacco First

Honor the Legacy. Protect the Future.
Healthy families are key to lowering health care costs and sustaining a strong economy. When people are healthy, children do better in school, workers are more productive, and businesses can add jobs because health costs are lower. This is why it’s more important than ever that we continue to use the Tobacco Master Settlement for what it was intended: reduce the burden of tobacco.

Maine’s economic prosperity depends on lowering the cost of health care for businesses. Using the Tobacco Master Settlement to fund tobacco use prevention and treatment is an effective strategy. Maine business leaders consistently identify lowering health costs as the single most important priority for lawmakers to address in their efforts to spur new economic growth.

What the 119th Legislature established was truly visionary – investing in the prevention of disease and promotion of good health today in order to reduce health costs in the long run.

Tobacco Policy Materials

E-Cigarette fact sheet– LD1108 has been passed by the House and Senate but we are expected a veto by the Governor. Please take a moment to read the fact sheet and contact your legislator to ask for their support in prohibiting e-cigarettes in public spaces. 

Cigar Bars Fact Sheet– this bill is dead in the legislature. Thanks for all your support in ensuring we did not see an erosion in our tobacco laws this session!

2015 Testimony & Resources

Testimony in support of LD 1108_e-cigs

LD423 testimony_support_Child resistant liquid nicotine

LD 135 testimony in support tobacco surcharge 2 24 15

Testimony in Opposition of LD 821- tobacco specialty stores

2014 Testimony & Resources

LD 386 (support)

2013 Testimony & Resources

LD468 FACT SHEET (smoke-free campus bill)

General Information

Secondhand Smoke

Tobacco Taxation and Price Increases

Medicaid Tobacco Treatment Benefits

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids Publications

*The information contained on this website is for educational purposes only. Please do not disseminate the information without first seeking approval of the Maine Public Health Association.