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IT'S TIME FOR BASEBALL TO STRIKE OUT
STRIKE ONE -
The tobacco industry popularized baseball trading cards in the early 1900‘s to market to kids. They made people buy cigarettes in order to get the cards.
STRIKE TWO -
By chewing on the field, baseball players currently promote tobacco use to all the kids that look up to them.
STRIKE THREE -
Major league baseball is the only national sport that still allows tobacco use on the field.
What do players and owners say?
Nationals Pitching Ace Stephen Strasburg
"I was one of those kids that picked up [chewing tobacco] based on seeing ballplayers do it… It's not a good thing, and I don't want to represent myself like that. That's one of the big reasons [I quit]. Another reason is, when I do have kids, I don't want my kids to be like that, too."
"Ballplayers aren't indulging a harmless habit when they use smokeless tobacco. They're damaging their health with a product that causes cancer and other serious diseases. And they're endangering the well-being of countless kids who look up to them, and who copy everything big leaguers do."
Arizona Diamondbacks Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick
The Tobacco Industry & Baseball Cards
Tobacco companies practically invented baseball cards. They knew kids would want to collect cards of their favorite players to trade, show off, or keep for their collection.The developed the cards and made them only available through buying tobacco products. So, they marketed cigarettes to fathers with the promise of getting some baseball cards to give to their sons with each pack of smokes. In addition, players were hired to promote cigarettes and chew themselves. For 100 years, the tobacco industry has enjoyed a special relationship with baseball, it’s time that relationship end.