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 Redwood City and Woodside.
Redwood City’s overall grade is a “D” and Woodside gets an “F” (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.