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TU-21.1 Data Details

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TU-21.1 Increase the number of States requiring high-tech tax stamps on packs of cigarettes

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): 
2 (2009)
Target: 
51
Target-Setting Method: 
Total coverage
Numerator: 

Number of States and the District of Columbia requiring high-tech tax stamps on packs of cigarettes

Denominator: 

N/A

Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

    High-Tech tax stamp in the STATE System is defined as a state requiring a barcode/scannable code, encrypted image/hologram, or other requirement.

    Newly enacted State tobacco-control legislation is downloaded from Westlaw, an on-line legal database. The CDC Office on Smoking and Health (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 requiring high-tech tax stamps on packs of cigarettes

Denominator: 

N/A

Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

      High-Tech tax stamp in the STATE System is defined as a state requiring a barcode/scannable code, encrypted image/hologram, or other requirement.

      Newly enacted State tobacco-control legislation is downloaded from Westlaw, an on-line legal database. The CDC Office on Smoking and Health (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.