Dems want MLB to knock tobacco out of the park

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February 15, 2011
Fox News    
Posted in LAND News, News, PND News

"It's been said there's no crying in baseball and now two U.S. senators want to make sure there isn't any tobacco either. Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., have sent a letter to Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig asking him to ban tobacco use on the field and in the dugouts and locker rooms at the highest level of the nation's pastime. 'It has been 28 years since the MLB ended tobacco use in its minor leagues, and it is time to extend that policy throughout MLB's venues and events,' the letter says. The senators say they are not only concerned about the health of major league players, but the young fans who look up to them. Smokeless tobacco products have long been popular among some baseball players." (02/15/11)  


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