Tobacco-Free Baseball Act

(Sacramento) - California Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) has announced he will introduce legislation to eliminate the use of all tobacco products – including smokeless tobacco – at all baseball venues in California – to protect the health of players and to set an effective example for children.   As professional baseball’s spring training gets underway, the legislation will send a simple and powerful message: tobacco has no place near our nation’s kids or our national pastime. “The use of smokeless tobacco in baseball, at any level and in any location, sets a terrible example for the millions of young people who watch the game and far too often see their favorite players using snuff, dip or chew,” said Assemblymember Thurmond. “We have a great opportunity to protect our players and stand up for kids by getting tobacco out of the game.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

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