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 protecting the Fund for a Healthy Maine, Maine’s share of Tobacco/Master Settlement Agreement dollars.
The committee previously worked under the umbrella of the Health Policy Partners of Maine, and before that operated as the Maine Coalition on Smoking or Health.
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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 Legislative Session testimony
- Basic Tobacco Data: Maine
- What is OTP? A look at Other Tobacco Products
- OTP: A look at the Tax Loophole
- OTP: Kids are using Other Tobacco Products
- Tobacco Timeline 2009-2014
- OTP: MPHA Webinar Presentation, Slides – Feb. 8, 2013
- FDA Tobacco Control Act 2009 Summary
- Maine Tobacco Program Allocations vs. MSA Payments
- Projects and Outcomes of the Healthy Maine Partnerships, 2010
- Maine Adult, Youth Tobacco Use Rates, 2011 – by type of tobacco
- LD386 Fact Sheet (2013 bill to restore cessation benefits to MaineCare members. This bill was vetoed in 2014 and the legislature won an over ride on the Governor’s veto. MPHA strongly supported this bill)
Tobacco Taxation and Price Increases
- Benefits of ME Cigarette Tax Increase Feb 2014
- Public Opinion: MPRC Survey Results Regarding Proposed Maine Cigarette Excise Tax Increase
- ACSCANS/CTFK: Health and Economic Benefits of Tobacco Tax Increases
- Maine is Falling Behind: Tobacco Taxation Across the Region
- Chart: Cigarette Excise Tax and Other Tobacco Products Tax Revenue, 2002-2012
- Cigarette Tax Revenue vs. Per Capita Sales, 1984-2011
- Cigarette Tax Revenue vs. Tax Stamps Sold, 1998-2011
- Cigarette Tax Revenue vs. Tax Rate, 1984-2011
- Crossborder Sales: NH vs. ME Fact Sheet
- Chart – NH Pack Sales do not respond to Maine Tax Changes
- Raising Cigarette Taxes Reduces Smoking Among Kids (CTFK)
- Current State Cigarette Excise Tax Rates (CTFK)
Medicaid Tobacco Treatment Benefits
- Partnership for Prevention: Saving Money – The Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation Medicaid Benefit
- MaineCare Tobacco Treatment Benefit, Claims Data, SFY 2010
- Resolve 34, Regarding Tobacco Cessation and Treatment, Final Report
- Fact Sheet: Does Curbing Tobacco Use Save Money?
- Fact Sheet: Improving the MaineCare Tobacco Cessation Benefit
- Tobacco Use Among Maine’s Medicaid Eligible Population
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids Publications
- CTFK benefits of $1.50 tobacco tax April 2014
- Presentation: Why States Should Fund Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs
- Compreshensive Tobacco Prevention Funding Reduces Tobacco Use
- Tobacco Prevention Funding Impact on Youth Smoking in Maine
- Maine Tobacco Prevention Funding
- The Toll of Tobacco in Maine
- Benefits and Savings from Smoking Declines in Maine
- Benefits and Savings of Each 1% Decrease in Maine Smoking Rates
- Benefits and Savings to Medicaid Program from Adequately Funding the Maine Tobacco Control Program
*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.