San Francisco Giants Could Be First MLB Team to Ban Chewing Tobacco

April 22, 2015 9:20 AM

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San Francisco Giants Could Be First MLB Team to Ban Chewing Tobacco

A San Francisco city ordinance could make the Giants the first team in Major League Baseball to ban chewing tobacco on the field.

City supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban smokeless tobacco in playing fields throughout the city and specifically targeted baseball—a sport infamous for the player’s use of tobacco, according to a statement from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, which pushed for the law.

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