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By Eric Blom, Portland Press Herald, Maine Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Jun. 25--WHERE THERE'S SMOKE: Economic-development discussions during the last couple of years have revolved around big development proposals and public-policy issues -- casinos, taxes, liquefied natural gas terminals and Pine Tree Zones to name a few.
Meanwhile, Melissa Reynolds O'Dea and her boss, Attorney General Steven Rowe, have focused on something a lot smaller than an LNG tanker. But this tiny object -- the cigarette -- affects the Maine economy at least as much.
O'Dea and Rowe have been leaders in the national effort to enforce provisions of the 1998 megasettlement between 47 …