The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids is showing their leadership, once again in the professional baseball arena. Following their involvement in removing tobacco from the San Francisco Giants stadium in 2015 and other successes in the 2016 season, at the beginning of the 2017 season, there will now be 14 out of 30 MLB stadiums that have gone tobacco free.
While speaking with Kevin O’Flaherty at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, he seemed optimistic of their progress within the League and the reason they are so dedicated to removing tobacco from professional baseball. Youth participating in sports are influenced by their sport’s professional athletes. When young players see widespread tobacco use among their idols, it is only logical to know that they are at an elevated risk of picking up the habit.
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March 30, 2017