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Despite Smokeless Tobacco Bans In Some MLB Ballparks, Use Still Persists In Clubhouses

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 17

Laws against the use of smokeless tobacco now extend to 12 MLB ballparks, but there is "no evidence that municipalities are trying to closely monitor tobacco use inside clubhouses or that they are attempting to fine players for violating any of the recent legislation," according to Seth Berkman of t...

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