Tag Archive | "smokeless tobacco"

Athletes drive increase in high schoolers’ use of smokless tobacco, CDC study shows

Monday, October 19, 2015

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Source: www.kyforward.com Author: www.kyforward.com web staff High-school athletes are using more smokeless tobacco, even though overall tobacco use among high-school students has declined, according to a study published by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We can do more to protect America’s youth from a lifetime of addiction,” Tom Frieden, CDC director, said […]

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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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Cowboy with a statement on smoking

Friday, September 11, 2015

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Source: www.vp-mi.com Author: Adam Robertson   A cowboy stands against smoking Above: Cody Kiser holds on as his bronco goes wild during the Sanders County Fair rodeo; Kiser has teamed up with the Oral Cancer Foundation to raise awareness of the dangers of tobacco products through the rodeo.   PLAINS – Tobacco use has been […]

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Raising awareness at the rodeo

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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Source: www.dailyrecordnews.com Author: Nicole Klauss     A rodeo barrel racer from California is helping spread the word in Ellensburg that people shouldn’t start using tobacco. Carly Twisselman competed at the Ellensburg Rodeo slack Thursday night. She also helped share the message of the Oral Cancer Foundation, which is “Be smart. Don’t start.” While attending […]

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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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Rodeo Competitor Speaks to Youth to Spread Anti-Tobacco Message

Friday, August 14, 2015

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  Source: www.prnewswire.com Author: Oral Cancer Foundation   Cody Kiser prepares for competition while sporting the Oral Cancer Foundation’s message – Be Smart. Don’t Start.   NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The traditional image of the American cowboy is one of strength, rugged determination and courage. In the world of professional rodeo […]

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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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Mayor Walsh Wants Ban On Chewing Tobacco At All City Ballparks

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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Source: www.wbur.org Author: Philip Marcelo Former Boston Red Sox pitcher and mouth cancer survivor Curt Schilling, pictured here at Fenway Park in 2012, was on hand Wednesday as Mayor Marty Walsh proposed banning smokeless tobacco products from all city professional and amateur athletic venues. (Winslow Townson/AP)   From storied Fenway Park to youth baseball diamonds […]

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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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