New Tobacco Policy for the Town of Madison

Congratulations to the Town of Madison for implementing a new tobacco policy! This fall, Madison Selectmen approved and passed policy that helps to educate community members on smoking laws in Maine and sets standards for local businesses. Over the past year, the Town of Madison has made an effort to decrease of smoking activity around… Continue Reading »

Governor Hassan Declares State of Emergency as a Result of Overdoses from Synthetic Cannabinoid

New Hampshire Governor, Maggie Hassan, declares STATE OF EMERGENCY as a result of overdoses from a synthetic cannabinoid identified as “Smacked”.  The bubble gum flavored drug, marketed as potpourri, is now a quarantined commodity is response to the State of Emergency.  Since August 11, 2014 over 40 people have experienced serious medical reactions and 20… Continue Reading »

Star Store Granted to Bishop’s Store

(Jackman/May 2014)– Somerset Public Health has announced that Bishop’s Storehas been recognized as a “Star Store” for their efforts to curb marketing of tobacco to youth. The objective of the Star Store program is to reduce the amount of minors’ exposure to tobacco promotional messaging in retail stores, such as special price and discount signage,… Continue Reading »

Madison Playground Becomes Tobacco-Free!

     This May, the Town of Madison Selectmen passed a new tobacco policy for the Madison Public Playground. The policy was developed to decrease the amount of tobacco being used at and around the playground. By creating this policy, the Town of Madison has helped the efforts of decreasing secondhand smoke to all individuals and… Continue Reading »