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TU-17.2 Data Details

TU-17.2 Increase the Federal and State tax on smokeless tobacco products

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 (2010)
Target
52
Target-Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, and laws.
Numerator
Number of states, D.C., and the Federal government that increased smokeless tobacco taxes by $1.50 per unit or the equivalent.
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

For the purpose of measuring this indicator, the Federal government is counted as the 52nd 'state'. The data for each year are counted as of January 1.

Smokeless tobacco includes all loose leaf and non-combustible tobacco, generally sold in packages weighing 1.2 oz. For those products that do not meet these criteria, including those sold in discrete single-use pouches, capsules, units, or in packages of single dose units, the target tax increase per each single does unit is also $1.50.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 27-21b in that the Healthy People 2010 objective measured the number of states and D.C. that increased taxes on smokeless tobacco during the tracking period. This objective measures the number of states, DC, and the Federal government that, over the Healthy People 2020 tracking period, increased smokeless tobacco taxes by $1.50 per unit or the equivalent.

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Reducing Tobacco Use: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2000.