In the Spotlight:
San Francisco Takes it Out of the Ballpark
Tobacco prevention and control advocates across the country are buying their peanuts and crackerjacks in celebration of a recent vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to prohibit the use of tobacco products (including smokeless tobacco) at baseball venues and athletic fields in the city and county of San Francisco. The ordinance includes AT&T Park, home of Major League Baseball team the San Francisco Giants.
San Francisco is the first jurisdiction to approve a measure like this, and the historic first provides a huge boost to the nationwide campaign to take tobacco out of the park. Following the April 21 vote, the Board will vote again on April 28 before the ordinance goes to Mayor Ed Lee for signature. The ordinance would take effect on January 1, 2016.