Boston mayor targets ballpark tobacco
Boston bans chewing tobacco in ballparks, including Fenway
The Boston City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ban smokeless tobacco and other tobacco products at all professional and amateur sports venues — including Fenway Park.
The ban, to take effect April 1, 2016, was proposed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. It will end the longstanding practice by baseball players with wads of chewing tobacco in their cheeks.
The vote makes Boston the second city to institute such a prohibition, after San Francisco put one in place in January. The Los Angeles City Council is also considering a ban.