Los Angeles bans the use of smokeless tobacco at every sports venue

Baseball Los Angeles joined Boston and San Francisco on Tuesday in banning smokeless tobacco from sports venues when the City Council voted unanimously to approve the measure.According to the Los Angeles Times , the ordinance banning the use of smokeless tobacco products at all baseball fields and other sports venues in the city will take effect before the 2016 baseball season. "It is our great hope that this leads to other cities, Major League Baseball and the great players we all admire to follow suit and

do what is right for the health of the players, fans and the good of the game,” Councilman Jose Huizar said after Tuesday’s vote.MORE: 's offseason winners and losers The ban has received support from the Dodgers organization in the wake of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn's death. Gwynn died of salivary gland cancer in 2014, an illness traced to his use of smokeless tobacco for years.