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Leyland banned from smoking in dugout

DETROIT -Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland plans to keep smoking, just not in the dugout anymore.

Leyland has smoked cigarettes while at the ballpark throughout his long career, but will no longer be able to do so at Comerica Park. A Michigan law went into effect at 6 a.m. Saturday that bans smoking in most workplaces in the state.

Leyland was not smoking when he met with reporters before yesterday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

The 65-year-old said he has quit before but doesn't plan to now.

The Camacho Cigar Bar inside the stadium's Tiger Club will be among cigar bars and tobacco specialty shops that are exempt from the ban.

- AP

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