Tobacco Control Report Gives Malibu C Grade

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On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the American Lung Association (ALA) released the grades for its 14th annual State of Tobacco Control report. Malibu received a C grade overall.

This report grades all 482 cities and 58 counties in California by their policies on preventing tobacco and how those policies are enforced. Some of these regulations include smoke-free air, housing and reducing the sales of tobacco products. 

Malibu also received a C in both 2014 and 2015. While a grade of C is fairly average on this report, other cities — including Huntington Park, Manhattan Beach, Pasadena and Santa Monica — were presented with As. 

Malibu’s grade is based on a breakdown of receiving a C in smoke-free outdoor air, an F in smoke free housing and an A in reducing tobacco sales. 

The points presented on this 2016 report are almost identical to that of the 2014 and 2015 reports, especially when compared to the smoke free housing, which has remained at a score

of 0. 

For a more detailed report, visit lung.org.