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U.S. Senators Call for Tobacco-Free Baseball

Health officials in Texas and St. Louis want tobacco out of World Series, MLB

Editor
Oct 18, 2011

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With the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals set to begin the 2011 World Series Wednesday night, four U.S. Senators called on the Major League Baseball Players Association to protect players' health and the well-being of millions of young fans by agreeing to a contractual ban on tobacco use at games.  

Sens. Richard Durbin (D-Ill), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Ct) urged in a letter to Players Association executive director Michael Weiner that the ban be effective in the 2012 baseball contract. The senators noted that the World Series is likely to be watched by an estimated 15 million viewers, many of them children.

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posted October 18, 2011

How Important is it to be 100% Smoke Free?

Let CBS News show you how unhealthy the smokiest cities look

Editor
Mar 28, 2011

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CBS News, with the help of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, has found some of the smokiest cities in America and shows exactly why: They're places where elected officials have refused to take strong action to protect everyone’s right to breathe clean air.

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posted March 28, 2011

Secondhand Smoke Isn’t Red or Blue

Supporters of tea party want clean air, too

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Mar 1, 2011

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It turns out that we can all get along.

State lawmakers immersed in contentious legislative sessions can find welcome relief from partisan combat on an issue where voter support transcends party lines and ideological leanings:  Backing for comprehensive smoke-free air laws.

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posted March 01, 2011

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