Tag Archive | "chewing tobacco"

FDA Spends $36 Million on Anti-Chewing Tobacco Ad Campaign

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Source: www.freebeacon.com Author: Elizabeth Harrington The Food and Drug Administration is spending $36 million on an anti-chewing tobacco advertising campaign targeted at white male teenagers in the midwest. The federal agency announced Tuesday it is expanding its “Real Cost” anti-tobacco campaign to “educate rural, white male teenagers” and convince them to stop dipping. “Smokeless tobacco […]

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Blue Jays welcome City of Toronto’s proposed ban on chewing tobacco

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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Source: www.theglobeandmail.com Author: Robert Macleod and Jeff Gray For years, it was a right of passage at the Toronto Blue Jays’ spring training camp here. Manager John Gibbons would earnestly proclaim that he was finally giving up smokeless tobacco, a personal ban that would usually only last a couple of weeks before he would be […]

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California to big-league ballplayers: Stop chewing tobacco

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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Source: apnews.myway.com Author: John Rogers California lawmakers have taken the first step toward accomplishing something Major League Baseball could never do: Stop players from stuffing those big wads of chewing tobacco into their mouths during games. With Gov. Jerry Brown signing a bill earlier this week banning the use of smokeless tobacco in all California […]

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Boston votes to ban chewing tobacco from ballparks, including Fenway

Friday, September 4, 2015

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Source: www.washingtonpost.com Author: Marissa Payne     Baseball in Boston is about to change. On Wednesday, the City Council voted unanimously to make its baseball parks and stadiums, including historic Fenway, tobacco-free zones. And yes, the ordinance covers the kind of tobacco you chew, a longtime favorite of many MLB players. “This action will save lives […]

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Riders raise awareness for oral cancer

Monday, August 10, 2015

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Source: Millard County Chronicle Progress Author: Doug Radunich   Two traveling rodeo riders helped raise awareness for oral cancer at the Days of the Old West rodeo in Delta June 11-13. As a non-profit seeking to spread awareness of oral cancer and the dangers of starting terrible tobacco habits, the foundation teamed up with bareback […]

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Baseball and tobacco are a deadly mix

Thursday, August 6, 2015

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Source: www.bostonglobe.com Authors: Dr. Howard Koh & Dr. Alan C. Woodward   Unhealthy as it looks: David Ortiz spat out his “chew” after flying out against Tampa Bay in Game 3 of the 2008 ALCS at Fenway Park.   Search the web for the phrase “tobacco and baseball” and you’ll find an association that dates […]

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Smokeless tobacco ingrained in baseball, despite bans and Gwynn’s death

Monday, June 15, 2015

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Source: www.latimes.com Author: Gary Klein Utility player Mark DeRosa loads a wad of smokeless tobacco while playing for the San Francisco Giants before a game against the Dodgers on March 31, 2011. The use of smokeless tobacco is prevalent in the major leagues. (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)   Rick Vanderhook played for Cal State Fullerton’s […]

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Legal loopholes allow big tobacco companies to target young children with new products

Monday, April 13, 2015

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Source: http://www.contracostatimes.com Author: Sen. Mark Leno & Tony Thurmond    With smoking now widely known as the nation’s No. 1 preventable killer, Big Tobacco is targeting our kids with new products that give an illusion of more safety but carry the age-old motive to hook kids on tobacco at a young age. Preventing children from picking […]

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Curt Schilling: Letter to my younger self

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Source: www.theplayerstribune.com Author: Curt Schilling Dear 16-year-old Curt, Tomorrow at lunch, a kid is going to dare you to take a dip of Copenhagen. If you say yes, like I did, you’ll be addicted for the rest of your life. Well, the rest of your life up to the point when you are diagnosed with […]

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Lawmaker proposes ‘smokeless tobacco’ ban at all baseball venues

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Source: www.santacruzsentinel.com Author: David E. Early, Bay Area News Group For decades, Major League Baseball’s goofy love affair with chewing tobacco was so passionate that the gooey stuff was stocked by teams in clubhouses as surely as jocks and socks. Nearly all ball players had golf-ball-sized cheek bumps, and part of the show was spitting […]

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