2016 Tobacco Grant Awards


We are pleased to announce the recipients of Maine Cancer Foundation's recent grants to reduce tobacco use in Maine.  Three organizations received a combined total of $128,535.

Lung cancer has the highest mortality rate of any cancer in Maine, and our lung cancer rates are consistently higher than the US average. One in four Mainers use tobacco, and half of all Maine residents are former or current cigarette smokers.

Through various interventions aimed at smoking cessation, the three awarded projects will work to reduce the number of smokers in our state, ultimately reducing the number of Mainers diagnosed with lung cancer and other tobacco-related cancers. 


Grant award winners include:

Project Title Amount Awarded Impact Category Organization  
Tobacco Prevention, Education, and Cessation Support for Adults in Androscoggin County $52,419 Prevention Healthy Androscoggin
Cancer Prevention: Building Capacity in Primary Care to Address Tobacco Dependence $50,000 Prevention MaineHealth, Center for Tobacco Independence
Peer-led Tobacco Cessation Training at Unlimited Solutions Clubhouse $26,116 Prevention Penobscot Community Health Care



Grant Review Committee


Lance Boucher, Directory of Public Policy, American Lung Association of the Northeast

Heather Drake, Program Manager, Maine Cancer Foundation

Paul Han, Director, Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation, Maine Medical Center Research Institute

Tara Hill, Executive Director, Maine Cancer Foundation

Nikki Jarvais, Account Manager, Rinck Advertising

Sarah Mayberry, Program Manager, Center for Tobacco Independence, MaineHealth

Katelyn Michaud, Program Manager, Maine Cancer Foundation

Aysha Sheikh, Program Officer, Maine Cancer Foundation

Garth Smith, Public Health Educator, Tobacco and Substance Use Prevention and Control, ME CDC