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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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Curt Schilling Reveals his Diagnosis of Oral Cancer and Believes Chewing Tobacco was the Cause

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Source: boston.com Author: Steve Silva   Curt Schilling, the former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN analyst, announced today during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon that he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma — which is cancer in the mouth — in February. “This all came about from a dog bite,” Schilling said. “I got […]

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Salivary gland cancers rare, but sometimes deadly

Saturday, July 12, 2014

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Source: articles.baltimoresun.com Author: Andrea K. Walker Professional baseball great Tony Gwynn Sr., also known as Mr. Padre, died last month of salivary gland cancer, which he believed was caused by years of using smokeless chewing tobacco. The cancer is a rare form that begins in any of the salivary glands in the mouth, neck or throat. Two […]

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Gwynn’s death sparks dip debate

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Source: www.trentonian.com Author: Nick Peruffo The death of San Diego Padres icon Tony Gwynn due to oral cancer Monday resonated across the baseball world — including the Trenton Thunder clubhouse. In addition to being a person tragedy for the Gwynn family, the news also put a renewed focus on the use of chewing tobacco in […]

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Hall of Famer and ‘Mr. Padre’ Tony Gwynn dies at 54 from Oral Cancer

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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Source: abcnews.go.com Author: Bernie Wilson   Tony Gwynn could handle a bat like few other major leaguers, whether it was driving the ball through the “5.5 hole” between third base and shortstop or hitting a home run off the facade in Yankee Stadium in the World Series. He was a craftsman at the plate, whose […]

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CDC reveals no drop in smokeless tobacco use among U.S. workers

Friday, June 6, 2014

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Source: philly.com Author: Margaret Steele, HealthDay Reporter   THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cigarette smoking continues to decline among Americans who work, but use of smokeless tobacco — a known cause of cancer — has held steady since 2005, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Certain types of jobs — construction and mining, especially — […]

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New study shows a rise in smokeless tobacco sales, especially among youth

Monday, March 24, 2014

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Source: UMass Medical School Communications (http://www.umassmed.edu/news) Author: Sandra Gray   The number of smokeless tobacco products sold in Massachusetts is soaring, as are the levels of nicotine packed into many of them, according to a new analysis from UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). “Nationwide, cigarette smoking control has been very successful […]

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