In the STATE system smoke-free laws for gaming halls is equivalent to value of “Banned” for bingo halls, casinos , AND racetrack casinos
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.
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.
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.
This measure was developmental at launch, and has since become measurable.