Maine gets $2.1M to fight underage smoking

Posted July 07, 2011, at 7:23 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine is getting a $2.1 million, three-year grant to crack down on the sale of cigarettes to minors.

Maine’s attorney general says the formal announcement of the funding from the Food and Drug Administration will be made Monday at the Calumet Club in Augusta, where a forum on tobacco compliance will be held.

Participants will include Lawrence Deyton, director of the FDA Center for Tobacco Products, Maine Attorney General William Schneider and Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew.