Norwalk gets 'F' grade from American Lung Association

NORWALK -- The American Lung Association has issued Norwalk an "F" grade on its efforts to prevent and reduce tobacco use. 

Grades were released Wednesday for all California cities and counties.

In its report card, Norwalk was marked down for failing to enact smoke-free housing and for failing to reduce sales of tobacco products. 

Norwalk, however, scored points for its restriction of outdoor smoking at public events. 

Overall, California’s grades improved to the best in the nation attributable to strong policies across the state and a new tobacco tax increase approved by voters. 

The new tobacco tax improved California’s grade from an “F” in 2016 to an “A.” 

Grades for all California cities are available here.