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Auburn Improves in American Lung Association Survey

Auburn improves its standing in the American Lung Association’s survey of cities reducing the effects of 2nd hand smoke.

The battle to reduce tobacco use has all but stalled in most cities and counties in Greater Sacramento. Those were the findings of the American Lung Association State of Tobacco Control 2014 report released Wednesday

Locally, the city of Davis received the highest grade in the region with an overall tobacco control grade of B. In addition, the municipalities of Grass Valley, Plymouth, and Sacramento County all made advances in protecting their residents from the harmful effects of tobacco use during 2013. Sacramento, the most populous city in the region, received an overall C grade for their tobacco control policies.

Lindsey Freitas  Policy Manager, for the association says there are 3 areas they measure in the survey of cities.

            Tabacco survey 1

2nd is smoke in the home and 3rd is sales of tobacco products to minors. Freitas says Auburn have made improvement in the outdoor air category.

            Tabacco survey 2

In conjunction with the national report, the American Lung Association in California released its State of Tobacco Control 2014 – California Local Grades, which issues grades for all 482 cities and 58 counties in California on local tobacco control policies. To view the complete California report, including grades for cities and counties in Greater Sacramento, visit www.lung.org/california


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