Solano County

Most Solano cities get Fs for tobacco control

By From page A6 | January 17, 2013

FAIRFIELD — Solano County gets failing grades from the American Lung Association for local efforts to reduce tobacco use.

The American Lung Association issued grades Wednesday for California cities and counties for tobacco control polices, including smoke-free outdoor environments, smoke-free housing and reducing sales of tobacco products. All Solano County cities except for Vallejo got overall grades of F, with Vallejo getting a D.

Davis got the highest grade in the Sacramento region with a B. The American Lung Association gave an overall F grade to 63 percent of California cities, though it also gave grades for various subcategories that in some cases were higher.

“Cities and counties in California have always led the way with strong tobacco control policies, and that continues to this day,” said Stephanie Yoder, chairwoman of the Leadership Board of the American Lung Association in California-Sacramento, in a press release. “Safeguarding our communities from the negative consequences of tobacco is essential. These grades represent tangible lives and real health outcomes.”

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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