The NBA has come under fire over the weekend for its decision to bar fans from vaping in their seats, citing a lack of evidence that vaping is causing a rise in asthma.
But what if the NBA actually had some evidence?
For starters, it would make sense that fans would have been able to enjoy the game even if they were smoking a cigarette in their seat.
The NBA also has to contend with the fact that its fans tend to have a different style of tobacco consumption than their counterparts in other sports.
Even though many fans tend not to use tobacco in any way, they do smoke a lot of cigarettes and cigarettes do have some of the same risks of causing cancer and heart disease as tobacco.
So it is possible that some of those fans might have been smoking a lot less than they used to.
According to a study conducted by researchers at Columbia University, about one third of NBA fans who have smoked cigarettes in the past year have now quit, compared to one in 10 who have not.
In addition, about 12 percent of NBA players and 7 percent of players on the Washington Wizards smoke cigarettes, while just 5 percent of the league’s overall population smokes.
And in the NFL, the league has come to the conclusion that its players do not want to be associated with the use of cigarettes.
According to ESPN.com, the NFL Players Association’s position is that vaping could be considered a health risk.
“The evidence is pretty clear,” NFLPA President Troy Vincent said in a statement to ESPN about the league and the league players association’s position.
“In the same way that we’re not going to get into a public debate about vaping, the players don’t want to talk about it.
They don’t know that it’s an issue that’s going to have an impact on their health.”
The league’s stance on vaping is not the only concern.
Some of the NBA’s fans are known to vape in the heat, as a way to cool down.
This past summer, fans at Barclays Center, a venue that is one of the world’s largest arenas, inhaled smoke during a game between the New York Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers.
The league and its players association have also been outspoken in opposing any legislation that would make smoking a public health problem.
The NBA has been criticized for using an outdated policy in banning vaping in stadiums and stadiums with an NBA championship.
It also has been accused of using its power over the NBA to punish teams for fans who don’t abide by a rule that prohibits smoking in the stands.
Despite the league claiming that it is trying to protect fans from tobacco, the evidence points to a stronger case for banning smoking in arenas than smoking in stadiums.
According the CDC, in 2014, there were more than 7,000 cases of smoking-related deaths in the U.S. The number of smokers in the United States increased by nearly 500 percent between 1994 and 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
When fans smoke in stadiums, the risk of developing lung cancer is significantly higher than it is in the rest of the country, according a 2015 study from the Centers of Disease Control.
There are also other factors that could play a role in the rising number of asthma attacks in the country.
For example, according the Centers For Disease Control, the average American spends $6,955 a year on air pollution.
That amount is almost triple the amount spent on cigarettes in America.
Additionally, the number of Americans who smoke in the stadium is also higher than in the general population.
According a 2014 study by the American Lung Association, 2.7 percent of adults ages 18 to 64 smoke in a stadium.
The CDC estimates that smoking in a ballpark is linked to 5.6 percent of Americans.
According in the same study, the use rate of e-cigarettes is also significantly higher in the stadiums than it has been in the US population overall.
“There is a lot more evidence to support the fact [that smoking is] associated with a higher risk for asthma,” said Dr. Richard Condon, a pediatrician and an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
“What the data shows is that even though it may seem like it is an overreaction, it is really not.
There is an overall association.”
So why does the NBA think it is necessary to ban vaping in the arena?
According to the NBA, the rule comes down to a concern for fans.
While the NBA is not able to control how much e-cigarette use fans are allowed to partake in in the league, it does have a number of tools at its disposal.
For example: The league has a strict ban on e-cigs in the parking lots of its arenas.
Other measures that have been put in place include:Teams have