The American Lung Association recently released a report grading the state's cities and unincorporated county regions on various tobacco control policies. Here are some of the Bay Area results (the report card for all cities in Contra Costa County is attached - only one has an A).


City/County Overall tobacco control Smoke-free outdoor air Smoke-free housing Reducing sales
San Francisco B B D A
Oakland B B B A
San Jose D D D F
Berkeley B A D A
Albany A A B A
Union City A A A A
Pleasanton D C D D
Walnut Creek F F F F
Richmond A A A A
Mill Valley F F D F
Unincorporated Santa Clara A A A A
Belmont B A A F
San Mateo D D F D
Vallejo F F F D


To view the entire report, visit


Sustainable Walnut Creek will speak briefly about this issue at the city's Parks, Recreation & Open Space Commission meeting February 7th at 7pm, along with representatives from the American Lung Association and the Contra Costa Tobacco Prevention Coalition.


A few recent articles from the Contra Costa Times: 


Proposal Would Ban Smoking at all Danville Outdoor Facilities (1/13/11)


Santa Clara County Ahead of the Game! (12/08/10) 


An update (#30) from the Surgeon General on Secondhand Smoke (12/27/10)


If you would like to be a part of advocacy efforts in Contra Costa, please email or call (925) 313-6214.


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