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Alderman Murphy Proposes Smokeless Tobacco Ban at Miller Park and Other Sports Venues

Alderman Michael J. Murphy of the Milwaukee Common Council invites the public to attend the Public Safety Committee hearing on Thursday, November 10 at 9:00 a.m. in City Hall (200 E. Wells St.), room 301-B, regarding a smokeless tobacco ban at Miller Park and other sports venues.

“I welcome members of the public to attend our hearing this Thursday to discuss my proposed smokeless tobacco ban in Milwaukee,” said Alderman Murphy, who introduced the measure last week. “It’s time that we act on warnings from our public health experts and join other cities in this ban.”

This proposed ordinance would ban the use of smokeless tobacco at all sporting venues throughout the city. It would especially affect MLB players with fines up to $250 for using smokeless tobacco at Miller Park.

About the proposal, the Milwaukee Brewers said: “We fully support this initiative, and want to set an example for all Brewers fans in understanding the dangers of smokeless tobacco.”

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