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TU-16.4 Data Details

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TU-16.4 Eliminate State laws that preempt stronger local tobacco control laws on licensure

About the Data: National

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

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: 
count
Baseline (Year): 
9 (2009)
Target: 
0
Target-Setting Method: 
Total elimination
Numerator: 

Number of states and the District of Columbia that preempt stronger local tobacco control laws on licensure

Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

    Preemption on Licensure is defined by a value of "Yes" for Over-the-Counter licensure -OR- licensure on Vending Machines in the STATE system.

    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 the licensure of tobacco products.

About the Data: State

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the state-level data.

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)
Measure: 
count
Numerator: 

Number of states and the District of Columbia that preempt stronger local tobacco control laws on licensure

Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

      Preemption on Licensure is defined by a value of "Yes" for Over-the-Counter licensure -OR- licensure on Vending Machines in the STATE system.

      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 the licensure of tobacco products.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
In 2014, this objective was added as a new Measurable objective for the TU topic area. In 2015, the baseline was revised from 8 states to 9 states due to retroactive legislation taking affect. The target did not change, based on the original target setting method of 'total elimination'.