TU-13.16 Establish laws in States and the District of Columbia on smoke-free indoor air that prohibit smoking on hospital campuses

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
Baseline (Year)
0 (2009)
Target-Setting Method
Total coverage
Number of States and the District of Columbia with smoke-free laws for hospital campuses prohibiting smoking.
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

In the STATE system, hospital campuses are found under the measure selection “Smokefree Indoor Air- Other sites.” Smoke-free laws for hospital campuses include all states where the buildings, facilities, and grounds of a hospital have a “banned” status.

Data Collection Frequency
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.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

This measure was developmental at launch and has since been moved to measureable.