The Portland City Council gave unanimous approval on Monday night to a new proposal by the Health and Human Services Committee that will raise the minimum age for the purchase of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years of age.
"We applaud this move by the Portland City Council," said Tara Hill, Executive Director of Maine Cancer Foundation. "Maine has one of the highest rates of lung cancer death in the country, and tobacco use accounts for nearly half of all cancer deaths in our state. We share a deep commitment to reducing tobacco use in our state, especially among young people."
Table of Contents:
I. Calendar of Events
II. Bike Inspection Reminder & New Relay Chip Exchange Process
We hope you're using the fine weather to get in some training for the Tri for a Cure. There are several clinics and training opportunities coming up:
In this one-hour class, participants will learn about transition flow between swim-bike-run, how to set up a transition station, safety and USAT rules. Ample time will be provided for Q&A.
We are accepting grant applications from now until July 22nd to fund additional Cancer Patient Navigators in Maine with grant awards up to $164,000 over a three year period.