CA Local Policies & Issues
Despite the many successes of tobacco control advocates at the state & local level over the past several decades, concerns remain about youth access to tobacco and secondhand smoke exposure, among other issues. These concerns are often brought to the attention of city council and county boards of supervisors. This means that many of the new issues in California in tobacco control are being addressed through local tobacco control ordinances.
Every three years county coalitions conduct a needs assessment to determine which of these policy issues are of interest and are needed in their communities. To help local lead agencies and coalitions with the 2009 Communities of Excellence (CX) process The Center has developed a new resource, Center Polling and Policy Data for the CX Needs Assessment, which compiles all the relevant polling and policy data from the Center's resources into one document.
Below are resources and information on local policy topics:
Tobacco Retailer Licensing
Smokefree Outdoor Areas
Master Settlement Agreement