Arizona Republic Letter to the Editor: Gwynn death should be warning to chew users

I was in San Diego this month and saw many people wearing buttons mourning the loss of hometown hero Tony Gwynn. Back home, I really admired seeing one of our own Arizona Diamondbacks, Addison Reed, announcing he had quit chew after learning how it contributed to Gwynn’s death. Gywnn had been Reed’s coach at San Diego State.

I hope this becomes a call to action for all baseball players, young and old.

For Arizonans who want to follow in Reed’s footsteps, the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline is here to help.

It helps to have a great coach to assist you in kicking a deadly addiction.

Call 1-800-55-66-222 or visit ashline.org to get started.

— Laurie Thomas,

Phoenix

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