Posted by: audreybenenati | April 12, 2010

Congressman to hold hearing into baseball and chewing tobacco

By Jordan Fabian – 04/08/10 12:21 PM ET

A Democratic member of Congress next week is holding a hearing into baseball player’s use of chewing tobacco.

Chewing tobacco has long been used by players both in the dugout and on the field, but there have been recent calls to tamp it down because of the health risks posed by the product, such as oral cancer.

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), who helms the energy and commerce health subcommittee, said that the practice provides a poor example to young people who are baseball fans.

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