Help monitor tobacco use by MLB players!
The 2012 Major League Baseball (MLB) season is here and, thanks to your participation in the 2011 Knock Tobacco Out of the Park campaign, will be the first ever to be played with restrictions on smokeless tobacco use by big-league players, managers and coaches.
While these new restrictions are not everything we hoped for, they do represent significant progress -- if they're enforced. On this, we once again look to you for help.
If you see players using tobacco at any time during the season, tell us by clicking the "Report Use" buttonat tobaccofreebaseball.org. We have also provided a refresher on what the new contract does and does not do -- just click the website's "Learn More" button.
We are interested in hearing about all incidents of public tobacco use by players, managers and coaches. Those in violation of the new contract will be reported to MLB and the players' union. Those that are not will be used as we continue to make the case that a full prohibition is needed to protect both the health of the players and that of the millions of youth who look up to them.
Thank you for your continued support as we work to Knock Tobacco Out of the Park!