Councillor Joe Mihevic is pushing a motion to ban tobacco chewing in professional and amateur sports in Toronto.
He plans on bringing the issue in front of the Medical Officer of Health on Monday, March 21st, in an effort to ensure that tobacco use will not be permitted at facilities like Rogers Centre and BMO Field.
The councillor tells Talk Radio AM640 that there are other cities across North America like, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, who have brought the ban into effect, with New York City currently looking into the matter.
Stadiums across the state of California and Fenway Park in Boston will be eliminating tobacco use before the start of the 2017 Major League Baseball season.
Click here to view the statement released by the President of Tobacco-Free Kids.
Mayor @JohnTory asked about push to ban chewing tobacco from sports facilities, says “not illogical” to have the discussion re: health
— David Rider (@dmrider) February 29, 2016