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The City Of Palmdale was awarded a grant of $435, 000 to combat the illegal sale of cigarettes and t

SACRAMENTO – Today, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced $37.5 million in state grant funding to combat the illegal sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to minors. The grants to 71 local entities throughout the state will fund operations, retailer training programs, the installation of signage, youth outreach, tobacco retail license inspections, training for sworn personnel, and other activities.

City of Palmdale will be awarded $435,000, The city will identify and target problematic tobacco retailers, conduct tobacco-related enforcement and shoulder tap operations, and provide no smoking signage

"Tobacco remains a very serious public health concern,” said Attorney General Becerra. “These grants will provide additional tools to law enforcement to help educate kids about the dangers of smoking. The gra