TU-13.17 Establish laws in States and the District of Columbia on smoke-free indoor air that prohibit smoking on college and university 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
Yes
Measure
number 
Baseline (Year)
1 (2009)
Target
51
Target-Setting Method
Total coverage
Numerator
Number of States and the District of Columbia with smoke-free laws for college/university campuses prohibiting smoking.
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

In the STATE system, smoke-free laws for college/university campuses is equal to a “yes” status for both private colleges and public colleges for “smoke-free campus.”

Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable

Comments

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 measurable.