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San Diego County Chokes in New Smoking Report

San Diego County Chokes in New Smoking Report

Most cities in San Diego county received poor grades in the American Lung Association's 2014 report on tobacco control policies. The results reflected a stagnation of tobacco control efforts across the state, according to the ``State of Tobacco Control 2014'' report. The organization called on California cities to renew their commitment to reducing tobacco use through policies restricting sales, providing smoke-free housing and limiting exposure to second-hand smoke. The highest marks for overall tobacco control were given to El Cajon and Solana Beach, each of which received a "B" grade. They were rewarded for licensing tobacco retailers. additionally, El Cajon was lauded for banning smoking in common areas of multi-family housing units. The city council is also considering a ban the sale of electronic cigarettes.

 

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