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Strasburg to give up chewing tobacco

Updated: June 24, 2014, 11:27 AM ET
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Stephen Strasburg, like his former college teammate Addison Reed, is giving up smokeless tobacco following the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn.

The Washington Nationals ace, who played for Gwynn at San Diego State, told MLB.com he will quit because of his young daughter.

"I think it's a disgusting habit, looking back on it," Strasburg said. "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 ...

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