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
California City: D
County Unincorporated: D