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Bakersfield failing at tobacco control

Posted at 5:37 AM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 13:40:57-05

Kern County is falling behind when it comes to tobacco control.

Many cities have gotten failing grades by the American Lung Association when it comes to reducing tobacco-caused death and disease.

Bakersfield, Arvin and Shafter have received a failing grade.

Tehachapi was the only city in the county get a passing grade of *C* for overall tobacco control.

Cities can raise their grade by adopting more tobacco control polices.             

Overall Tobacco Control Grade

Arvin: F

Bakersfield: F

California City: D

Delano: D

Maricopa: F

McFarland: D

Ridgecrest: F

Shafter: F

Taft: F

Tehachapi: C

Wasco: D

County Unincorporated: D

http://www.lung.org/local-content/california/our-initiatives/state-of-tobacco-control/2016/2016-state-of-tobacco-control-county-grades.html