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TU-16.3 Data Details

TU-16.3 Eliminate State laws that preempt stronger local tobacco control laws on youth access

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
Baseline (Year)
22 (2009)
Target-Setting Method
Total elimination
Number of States and the District of Columbia with preemptive laws in the areas on minors’ access to tobacco products.
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Newly enacted State tobacco-control legislation is downloaded from Westlaw, an on-line legal database. CDC, 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 preemption related to minors' access.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 27-19 in that the Healthy People 2010 objective measured the number of States and the District of Columbia with preemptive laws in the areas of clean indoor air, minors’ access, or marketing while this objective measures only preemptive laws on youth access to tobacco.