Baseball and tobacco have long been linked. But this relationship might soon be a thing of the past, at least in California's five Major League Baseball parks. This week, Assemblymember Tony Thurmond proposed a statewide ban on smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes at all baseball venues. In San Francisco, a supervisor proposed a similar citywide ban.
Tobacco Ban Proposed for All California Baseball Fields
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Debra Saunders, columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle
Tony Thurmond, state assemblymember (D) representing District 15
Matthew Myers, president of Tobacco-Free Kids