2009 State of Tobacco Control Report


The State of Tobacco Control Report is an annual report card that assigns grades to the states and federal government based on their tobacco control laws and regulations. The state grades cover policies for Smokefree Air, Cigarette Tax, Tobacco Control Spending and Smoking Cessation. In addition, tobacco control report cards are developed for cities and counties throughout California and grades are earned for ordinances that cover smokefree outdoor environments, smokefree housing, and tobacco sales reductions.

Lung Association Says It's Time to Raise the Grade, as California Earns Mixed Results in Tobacco Policy Report Card

For Media Inquiries Contact:
Maria Bernabe
, (213)384-5864, mbernabe@alac.org

English and Spanish language spokespeople are available for interview. Tobacco/smoking-related b-roll and print graphics for this news story are available for no charge at lungusa.mediaseed.tv (brief registration required).

View the Press ReleaseBoletin de Prensa en español

Get the Grades!
Click here to view California’s state and local grades by county.  

Download the full California Local Grade Report 

    * Full Report

    * Executive Summary of Local Grades

    * Criteria for Local Grades

    * Grades for Top 10 Cities

    * Top 10 Most Populous Cities by Region

    * All Local Grades in Detail

View American Lung Association's full Nationwide Report at www.stateoftobaccocontrol.org