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Lawsuit by Tony Gwynn’s Family Shows How Tobacco Companies Used Sports to Market Smokeless Tobacco – It’s Time to Rid Baseball of Tobacco for Good

industry tactics continue today. Smokeless tobacco brands including Skoal and Grizzly continue to advertise in magazines such as Sports Illustrated and ESPN...MLB and the Players Association should agree to a complete prohibition on smokeless tobacco use
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 26, 2016 18:35
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[California] Letters: Tobacco users, including Gwynn, knew the risks

Stop blaming others. Tony made a mistake and continued doing so even after he knew it was not wise. He paid the price. Now it seems that others are trying to capitalize on his mistakes by suing the evil tobacco industry.
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added May 26, 2016 08:14
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[California] Tony Gwynn’s children put blame on tobacco industry

“Our dad was an elite athlete who didn’t drink or smoke because he cared about his health and performance,” Tony Gwynn Jr. said. “If he had known how addictive and harmful to his health dip was, he would not have started using it in college, become addic
Los Angeles Times
added May 26, 2016 08:08
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[California] NOON: Gwynn Would Not Have Wanted to Sue Big Tobacco If Still Alive

What matters in the end is we must continue to influence our children that smoking, dipping and chewing tobacco in any way, shape or form, is bad for you. If they choose to rebel and use it by their own volition, then so be it.
KFMB Radio 760 (San Diego, CA)
added May 26, 2016 08:00
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[California] Gwynn family members say suit against tobacco to help others

"Throughout his career, our dad was proud of his work helping kids and being a positive role model to his fans," she said. "But the whole time, the tobacco companies were using his addiction to turn him into their ultimate walking billboard. He never kne
Seaside Courier (Encinitas, CA)
added May 26, 2016 07:51
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Bill Clinton meets man bearing cigars in New Mexico

Not accepting the cigar, Clinton asked, “You know the joke about that?” The pool reporter, BuzzFeed's Ruby Cramer, said she only heard the word "dynamite," but that Clinton eventually picked up one of the man's cigars. “You smoke cigars. Don’t bullshit m
Politico
added May 25, 2016 23:57
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[California] ARCHIVE: Family wants tobacco industry held accountable for Tony Gwynn’s death

The adult children of former Padre Tony Gwynn said Tuesday they filed a lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court so that the tobacco industry would be held accountable for the death of their father and others. Tony Gwynn used smokeless tobacco for 31 years, an
KSWB FOX 5 (San Diego, CA)
added May 4, 2017 05:55
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[UK] Peter N Lee

he worked extensively for, and in the pay of the tobacco industry for decades, and he worked closely with Professor Roger Perry, George Leslie and other cash-for-comment scientists in the UK. He was also a member of their pseudo-association, ARIA and he a
SourceWatch (Center for Media & Democracy)
added Aug 5, 2016 18:39
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[California] Family of Tony Gwynn officially announces lawsuit against tobacco company

"In the late 1970s, as Tony Gwynn was entering San Diego State University as a minor, they ran a sophisticated marketing campaign targeting minors, African Americans, college students, and athletes. Sadly, Tony Gwynn was their perfect target, and in 2014
KUSI-9 (San Diego, CA)
added May 27, 2016 17:13
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[California] VIDEO: Tony Gwynn family: Tobacco industry targeted African Americans

The lawsuit states that the industry honed in on young African-American men in particular, citing a “Project Apollo” marketing campaign that would distribute free samples in “the largest African-American population centers nationwide.”
USA Today
added May 26, 2016 08:13
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