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

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 and 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

Comments

Methodology Notes

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

Note: 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 will also be $1.50.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
HP2010 objective 27-21b measured the number of States and the District of Columbia that have increased taxes on smokeless tobacco during the tracking period. This was modified for HP2020 to measure the number of states, DC, and the Federal government that increased smokeless tobacco taxes by $1.50 per unit or the equivalent over the HP2020 tracking period.

References and More Information

  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.