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TU-13.10 Data Details

TU-13.10 Establish laws in States and the District of Columbia on smoke-free indoor air that prohibit smoking in multiunit housing

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation System (STATE); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC/NCCDPHP)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
number 
Baseline (Year)
0 (2009)
Target
51
Target-Setting Method
Total coverage
Numerator
Number of States and the District of Columbia with comprehensive laws in the living areas of public and private multiunit housing prohibiting smoking.
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

Newly enacted State tobacco-control legislation is downloaded from Westlaw, an on-line legal database. CDC, Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) searches the Westlaw LEGIS-ALL database for all 50 states and D.C.’s enacted bills for the quarter using date restrictions. The bills are coded according to variables identified by CDC, OSH, which include the comprehensiveness of the law, includes smoking areas permitted or required, separately ventilated smoking areas required, and no smoking allowed. In some cases, data on enforcement authority, penalty for violation, and signage required are also collected.

Multiunit housing is tracked in the STATE system as "Private Multi-Unit Housing" and "Government Multi-Unit Housing". To be counted as prohibiting smoking, states should be coded using the following criteria in the STATE system" In the STATE System under Restrictions Type of Restriction in Lobby and Common Area of Government Multi-Unit Housing : Banned AND Type of Restriction in Lobby and Common Area of Private Multi-Unit Housing: Banned AND In the STATE system under Restrictions Type of Restriction in Living Area of Government Multi-Unit Housing : Banned AND Type of Restriction in Living Area of Private Multi-Unit Housing: Banned