The American Lung Association slapped a big red F on the city's amenability to those wishing a cigarette smoke-free environment.
The health organization on Wednesday released its annual State of Tobacco Control report, and San Clemente was on the list. The city received an F grade, along with 30 other Orange County towns, including the unincorporated area of OC.
The 2012 report card listed only four cities in the county that fared better on their overall grade: Laguna Hills (C), Laguna Woods (C), Santa Ana (D) and Seal Beach (D). A year ago, Seal Beach was not on that list; the other cities' grades remained the same.
The report was based on a city's provision for smoke-free outdoor air, smoke-free housing and reducing sales of tobacco products.
- Check the State of Tobacco Control pdf that's attached and see results for Orange County cities on pages 55-56.