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NJ Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. calls for ban on smokeless tobacco on the field and in the dugout, during 2010 World Series

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New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee called for a banning the use of smokeless tobacco on the field and in the dugout during the Major League Baseball’s (MLB) 2010 World Series, citing the influence of ball players using smokeless tobacco, on children viewing the World Series. Click to read Congressman Pallone’s press release and GASP’s letter of support.

Congressmen Pallone (NJ) and Waxler (CA) first requested a ban on smokeless tobacco in MLB on April 14, 2010 at a federal Health Energy and Commerce committee hearing. Click here to read a Business Week article from April 14, 2010. Click here to read an October 19 news article about Tony Gwynn, a baseball hall-of-famer and long-time smokeless tobacco user who was recently diagnosed with cancer of the parotid salivary gland.