Saratoga and Campbell are on the A-team for tobacco control effort
A local coalition has awarded the cities of Saratoga and Campbell its highest marks in tobacco-control efforts among cities in Santa Clara County.
The "2013-2014 Community's Health on Tobacco Report Card" was released on June 26 by the Tobacco Free Coalition of Santa Clara County and Community Advocate Teens of Today, in partnership with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, to monitor Santa Clara County cities' tobacco-control policies and encourage enforcement efforts with the goal of ultimately eliminating youth tobacco use.
Grading was based on tobacco advertising and displays and preventing youth access to tobacco. Points were awarded for a high compliance rate with window advertising regulations, enforcement of underage tobacco sales laws, and creation of policies requiring a tobacco retailer license.