Temecula receives an overall ‘B’ grade by American Lung Association, earns a ‘C’ in smoke-free housing

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Valley News - Health
The grades are in for Riverside County, and it looks like Temecula needs a boost in one specific area. The American Lung Association recently released their 2020 grades, and while Temecula received a “B” overall in accordance with the four categories, they received a “C” in smoke-free housing. Surrounding areas ranked similar: Hemet and Murrieta also received Bs overall, while Lake Elsinore received a “C” and Menifee received a “D” overall. Karina Camacho, a policy manager at the American Lung Association in California, said that Temecula could improve its “C” grade in housing by providing a policy toward smoke-free apartments and condominiums that would include common areas. “Temecula only has a policy that does smoke-free common areas in multi-unit housing,
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