MLB Needs to Ban Chewing Tobacco

The recent death of retired San Diego Padres baseball player Tony Gwynn from salivary gland cancer has sparked a conversation about the use of chewing tobacco. Gwynn attributed his cancer to dipping tobacco, a habit that he picked up in 1981. Although, there are no studies linking tobacco to salivary gland cancer, as with smoking tobacco, it is considered a risk factor. ESPN sportscaster Keith Olbermann thinks that it’s past time that chewing tobacco use is banned from baseball.

Banning the habit would be a good idea, not just as a way of remembering Tony Gwynn but protecting players health and as an example for the fans of the game.


    • TMC on 06/22/2014 at 19:31
    • TMC on 06/22/2014 at 19:33

    May the Goddess guide Tony on his journey to the Summmerlands. May his family, his friends and the world find health and peace.

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