You might already know this, the “Knock Tobacco out of the Park” initiative is making base hits.
The purpose of this initiative is to take tobacco out of baseball for good. The ultimate objective is to set the right example for America’s kids and protect the health of players.
Between Ted Cox’s recent article Ban on Smokeless Tobacco At Sporting Events Would Apply to Players, Fans and IAVM’s article Knocking Tobacco Out of the Park, written by Sam Dores, assistant athletics director, facilities, operations, and event management at Long Beach State, we’ve gained insight.
Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and as recently as Friday, Chicago, are now onboard to “nip the dip” at sporting events.
According to Cox’s article, the ban is “specifically intended to deter young people ‘from mimicking their sports heroes and using smokeless tobacco.”