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San Diego County Chokes in New Smoking Report

 
San Diego County Chokes in New Smoking Report
Posted Wednesday, January 22nd 2014 @ 12pm  by Mark Evans

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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