The tobacco industry just got buzzed with a high-and-tight fastball, a knockdown pitch if you will. And if it chooses to stand up and go to court to fight the legal charges being hurled by the family of Tony Gwynn, the late Hall-of-Fame major leaguer, don't be surprised if one tobacco maker goes down swinging -- even if it has science on its side.
Dr. Gilbert Ross in the Washington Times, June 27, 2014. The premature death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has brought the issue of chewing tobacco use
Sometimes everyone else is wrong: we are deeply saddened by the death of Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Mr. Padre, Tony Gwynn. But to those of the media, and even of the science community, who are sure his snuff habit did him in, ACSH says No, it didn t.