Marin County topped other Bay Area jurisdictions in efforts to control tobacco use, according to the American Lung Association.
The American Lung Association gave Marin County a grade of A, the highest of any Bay Area county. Each Marin County city also earned an A, a distinction unmatched by any other county in the state.
The grades are based on each jurisdiction’s policies for smoke-free outdoor environments, smoke-free housing and for reducing the sale of tobacco products.
Here’s how the counties rank by grade.
1. Marin County — A
2. Sonoma County — B
3. Alameda County — B
4. San Francisco — B
5. San Mateo County — C
6. Santa Clara County — C
7. Contra Costa County — C
8. Napa County — F
9. Solano County — F
“The Bay Area is doing the most when it comes to retail (tobacco) policies,” said Karina Camacho, policy manager for the American Lung Association in California.
Retail policies adopted by some jurisdictions include restricting the sale of flavored tobacco and banning the sale of tobacco in pharmacies, Camacho said.
“That’s a big one,” she said of the pharmacy ban.
Source: American Lung Association