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ROSS: Tony Gwynn and the case for e-cigarettes

it’s awakened today’s players to tobacco’s sobering health consequences while offering them an alternative that could significantly drive down the odds of their addictions becoming deadly. What’s that alternative? Substituting low-risk e-cigarettes for t
Washington Times
added Jul 1, 2014 14:30

[California] For minor leaguers, chewing tobacco can be costly habit

A fine for a minor league player caught with smokeless tobacco can be as high as $1,000. Here at Municipal Stadium, far from the lucrative paychecks of the majors, that's a hefty penalty
Contra Costa (CA) Times
added Jun 29, 2014 02:29

PHILLIPS: MLB: Tony Gwynn's Death and Chewing Tobacco in Baseball

In the wake of Gwynn's death, it is good to see that a few guys have realized the dangers of their tobacco use. The league has already tried to rid baseball of tobacco products. Hopefully players, at all levels, begin to do their part.
Bleacher Report (blog)
added Jun 27, 2014 18:07

[Missouri] Lori A. Boyajian-O'Neill: Baseball's odd addiction to chewing tobacco

So ingrained in baseball tradition is this archetype that players are seemingly powerless against it. Most players believe it calms their nerves. But there are no more anxious moments in baseball than in other sports whose athletes and coaches seem to cop
Independence (MO) Examiner
added Jun 24, 2014 19:47

SCARBINSKY: Major League Baseball should honor Tony Gwynn by banning smokeless tobacco

Sadly, tragically, education isn't enough. If a player wants to dip or chew in private, it should be his choice, but he shouldn't have the option to do it in full view of the public at the ballpark before, during or after a game.
added Jun 24, 2014 19:45

[Pennsylvania] Editorial: Gwynn should personify need for tobacco product ban ($$)

Baseball lost one of its greats last week when Tony Gwynn succumbed to cancer at the all-too-young age of 54. It would be entirely
Reading (PA) Eagle
added Jun 23, 2014 09:52

Addison Reed: Arizona Diamondbacks Closer Quits Chewing Tobacco, Citing Tony Gwynn

Addison Reed is giving up chewing tobacco, and the Arizona Diamondbacks closer said the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn is what inspired him into action.
added Jun 23, 2014 09:48

KEPNER: In a .338 Lifetime Average, Every Day Counted

I also remember that the dugout always smelled like tobacco. I loved that because to me it smelled like the big leagues. But on Monday Tony Gwynn died of cancer of the mouth and salivary glands, which he believed was caused by years of dipping tobacco. A
New York Times
added Jun 16, 2014 22:42

Mel Patton, 89, Who Shattered a Leg And Then Sprinting Records, Is Dead

Commenting, Kirsty Williams said: "Thousands of people in Wales use e-cigarettes to cut down on the amount of tobacco they smoke, or quit altogether. According to the NHS, tobacco smoking is over 1000 times more toxic than e-cigarettes so we should not
New York Times
added May 15, 2014 22:02

[Ohio] Cuyahoga County Officials Declare Sin Tax Renewal 'Victory'

Passage of the measure means the tax and alcohol and cigarettes will continue for another 20 years, raising about $260 million.
WJW Fox8 (Cleveland, OH)
added May 10, 2014 17:53
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