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Strasburg to give up smokeless tobacco

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After the death of 54 year old former major leaguer, Tony Gwynn, Stephen Strasburg has decided to give up smokeless tobacco. After the death of 54 year old former major leaguer, Tony Gwynn, Stephen Strasburg has decided to give up smokeless tobacco.
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After the death of 54 year old former major leaguer, Tony Gwynn, Stephen Strasburg has decided to give up smokeless tobacco. The Nationals' pitcher played for Gwynn at San Diego State and wasn't aware his coach used tobacco in his playing days. 

"I think it's a disgusting habit, looking back on it. I was pretty naive when I started. Just doing it here and there, I didn't think it was going to be such an addiction. ... Bottom line is, I want to be around for my family. This is something that can affect people the rest of your life. {Chewing tobacco} so prevalent in this game. It's something we all kind of grew up doing", said Strasburg.

Stephen Strasburg told MLB.com that he decided to quite because of his young daughter.

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