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TU-13.5 Data Details

TU-13.5 Establish laws in States and the District of Columbia on smoke-free indoor air that prohibit smoking in gaming halls

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
Yes
Measure
number 
Baseline (Year)
25 (2009)
Target
51
Target-Setting Method
Total coverage
Numerator
Number of states and the District of Columbia with smoke-free laws for gaming halls 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 (i.e., banned). In some cases, data on enforcement authority, penalty for violation, and signage required are also collected.

In the STATE system smoke-free laws for gaming halls is equivalent to value of “Banned” for bingo halls, casinos , AND racetrack casinos -OR- A value of “Banned” for bingo halls, casinos, AND racetrack casinos in states that allow gaming, OR a value of “No Such Gaming” for bingo halls, casinos, AND racetrack casinos in states that don’t allow gaming. -OR- A value of “No Such Gaming” for bingo halls, casinos, AND racetrack casinos. States with values of “Designated Areas,” “Separate Ventilated Areas,” or “None” are not included as states having smoke-free laws prohibiting smoking in gaming halls.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

This measure was developmental at launch, and became measurable in 2012. The original baseline was 20 states in data year 2009. Due to errors in the file,in 2012, the baseline was revised to 23 states. After further analysis and interpretation of state laws, the baseline was revised again in 2013 to 25 states. The target did not change.