Graphic Prepared by Sheila Sanchez
The American Lung Association released its annual State of Tobacco Control 2014 report on Wednesday. The report grades all fifty states and the federal government on four key tobacco control policies - tobacco control and prevention spending, smoke-free air, cigarette tax, and cessation coverage.
In conjunction with the national report, the American Lung Association issues grades for 482 cities in California, including Palo Alto.
Palo Alto's overall grade is a “D” (on an A-F scale). Grades are determined by the city’s policies for promoting smoke-free outdoor air, smoke-free housing, and reducing sales of tobacco products.