San Leandro fails anti-smoking report card; Hayward gets high marks

no-smoking-sign1.jpgLooks like Hayward’s move to ban smoking on sidewalks, streets and other public places just improved its profile among anti-smoking advocates around the county.

The Alameda County Tobacco Control Coalition released a report card on Thursday for all the cities in the county, rating each one on their efforts to provide smoke-free environments.

Obviously, with the Hayward City Council’s new ordinance, the city got high marks — a B overall.

But shame on San Leandro, the report says. The Cherry City got a big fat F, across the board, because the City Council hasn’t done anything to control smoking, the coalition said.

San Leandro joined only two other cities that received F’s: Alameda and Piedmont.

Almost every city got an F for not doing enough to prevent stores from selling tobacco products to youths. Only Berkeley and Oakland got A’s in that category.