It’s official: You can’t chew tobacco at Fenway Park anymore

Soon, Big Papi won’t be caught chewing tobacco at a game in Boston.
Soon, Big Papi won’t be caught chewing tobacco at a game in Boston. –Jim McIsaac / Getty Images

As of April 1, 2016, fans and players won’t have a choice—they won’t be able to chew dip while at Fenway Park.

Boston officially joins San Francisco in banning smokeless tobacco products in athletic facilities. On Wednesday, Mayor Marty Walsh will sign an ordinance prohibiting the use of tobacco and other tobacco products at baseball parks, from Fenway Park to smaller sports venues.

Smokeless tobacco is any product that contains cut, ground, powdered, or leaf tobacco meant to be put in your moth or nose. That means no snuff, chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco, dissolvable tobacco products, or snus.

And while you can be caught with tobacco and be allowed to stay for the rest of a game, you’ll be fined a hefty $250 for violating the ban.

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