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San Francisco moves to ban tobacco use among players at ballparks
San Francisco moves to ban tobacco use among players at ballparks

San Francisco is aiming to make the city tobacco-free, even for its professional baseball players. City supervisors voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that would ban the use of smokeless tobacco on the city's playing fields, which includes AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. The ordinance, which would apply to all players and team personnel at the ballpark, has to pass one more vote before it could be signed into law by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. If ratified, the law would be implemented on Jan. 1, 2016. The Washington, D.C.-based Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids pushed for the ordinance, which could be a precursor to...

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