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04 Oct 2006 13:01 PDT
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can major league baseball players use or "chew" smokeless tobacco during televised games?
Answered By: tutuzdad-ga on 04 Oct 2006 13:23 PDT
Dear badbaddog-ga; Thank you for allowing me to answer your interesting question. In 1991, minor league baseball banned the use of smokeless tobacco at the rookie level and in 1993 extended the ban throughout all of minor leagues. Off the field use of tobacco was banned at all minor league clubhouse sites in 1994. While Major League Baseball once banned the use of smokeless tobacco at the All-Star game in 1997, a league-wide ban at all games faced opposition from the players? union. MLB encourages players not to carry tobacco tins or ?cans? in their pockets during a game so that they are visible to impressionable children, but (as of now) the use to tobacco itself during a televised game is not prohibited though there are recurring pressures to do so. I hope you find that my answer exceeds your expectations. If you have any questions about my research please post a clarification request prior to rating the answer. Otherwise I welcome your rating and your final comments and I look forward to working with you again in the near future. Thank you for bringing your question to us. Best regards; Tutuzdad-ga ? Google Answers Researcher INFORMATION SOURCES THE SPITTING IMAGE OF SMOKELESS TOBACCO http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/cancer/risk/tobacco/resources/tobacco_notes/tobacco_notes_11_877_2000.pdf#search=%22mlb%20tobacco%20ban%22 SMOKELESS TOBACCO AND BASEBALL: A SHORT HISTORY http://www.quitnet.com/library/guides/Beat_The_Habit/BTH_History.jtml WORKING WITH BASEBALL TO CHANGE TOBACCO'S SPITTING IMAGE: THE NSTEP PROGRAM http://www.rwjf.org/portfolios/resources/grantsreport.jsp?filename=047853.htm&iaid=143 SEARCH STRATEGY SEARCH ENGINE USED: Google ://www.google.com SEARCH TERMS USED: BASEBALL MLB TOBACCO SMOKELESS CHEWING RULES BAN
From: frankcorrao-ga on 04 Oct 2006 19:35 PDT
If you want an example, watch any Jared Wright outing for the Yankees. He always, and I mean always, has a giant mouth full of chew.
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