Tag Archive | "smokeless tobacco"

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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Smoking rates are down, but a different type of tobacco use is on the rise

Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Source: www.huffingtonpost.com Author: Anna Almendrala First, the good news: Smoking rates are down significantly in 26 states. The bad news? The use of smokeless tobacco (also known as dip, snuff or chew) is up in four states, while using both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco is up significantly in five states. “Although overall cigarette smoking prevalence […]

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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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FDA Advisory Committee hesitates to endorse message of safe smokeless tobacco

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Source: www.medpagetoday.com Author: Shannon Firth An FDA advisory panel were reluctant to recommend a gentler warning label for one brand of smokeless tobacco products at a committee hearing on Friday. Swedish Match North America (SMNA), the first company to be considered for a modified risk tobacco designation by the FDA, is asking to replace a […]

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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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Great American Spit Out warns of new tobacco lures

Saturday, February 21, 2015

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Source: www.orlandosentinel.com Author: Kate Santich, Orlando Sentinel As anti-tobacco advocates celebrate today’s Great American Spit Out — the “chew” equivalent of the Great American Smoke Out — health officials warn that new dissolvable and flavored varieties of smokeless-tobacco products are targeting teens in a mission to get them hooked. Newly released data from state health […]

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Ring in the New Year by encouraging patients to quit tobacco use

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Source: www.dentistryiq.com Author: Maria Perno Goldie The New Year always brings a sense of hope and conviction to improve our lives. New Year’s resolutions abound. With the New Year come new beginnings, fresh starts, and promises for a brighter future. We try to move on from the losses and trials of 2014, but we never […]

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Levels of cancer-causing chemicals in smokeless tobacco products influence carcinogen exposure

Thursday, December 25, 2014

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Source: www.healthcanal.com Author: staff Higher levels of cancer-causing chemicals called tobacco-specific nitrosamines in smokeless tobacco products led to greater exposure to these carcinogens even after taking into account how much or how long the product was used, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. […]

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