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New York City bans tobacco from sporting events

Miguel Montero

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero smiles after inserting smokeless tobacco during spring training baseball practice Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


New York City banned tobacco products from sporting events at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, as the New York City Council approved legislation with a 44-3 vote, per Tim Rohan of The New York Times. The Mets and Yankees expressed support for the legislation last month.

Rohan notes that, along with New York City and Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston have also implemented similar bans.

When Chicago approved legislation banning tobacco products at sporting events last week, Cubs manager Joe Maddon voiced his displeasure, saying, “I’m not into over-legislating the human race.” He also mentioned that he is happy he stopped using chewing tobacco.

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