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Centertown, Morrison ballparks take stand against tobacco
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Centertown and Morrison baseball parks are going tobacco free.According to public health educator Laton Key, who works for the Health Departments in White, Warren and Cannon counties, officials over both parks have agreed to ban smoking.“We have two of the biggest parks in Warren County to agree and that’s Centertown and Morrison baseball parks,” said Key. “When I called, they were very receptive to the idea.”Key says health officials conducted a survey of 1,337 people and 81.5 percent of them felt litter from tobacco is a problem and 79.2 percent of them are in favor of banning all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, from parks.“When we went to the parks with this survey information, they were very supportive about this change,” said Key. “So we are moving forward and getting them some signs to post.”The Health Department is working with a program called “Knock Tobacco out of the Park.”