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Letter: Tackle football isn't for children

A new poll says that moms are stressed

A new poll says that moms are stressed out by their kids' youth sports commitments. Photo Credit: iStock

Kudos to the Suffolk County Legislature for banning the sale of powdered caffeine to anyone 18 or younger ["Powdered caffeine restricted," News, Oct. 8].

This follows other significant safety regulations that have made for safer childhoods and healthier lives. The next big step should be the elimination of tackle football in school through 12th grade, and among other organizations that use municipal facilities to play this sport.

Collisions are the mainstay of the sport, and the evidence has shown that subtle damage done to the brain is more common than previously imagined. We must do all we can to protect our children, our most valuable assets.

Dr. Stephen Parles, Smithtown


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