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TU-13.11 Establish laws in States and the District of Columbia on smoke-free indoor air that prohibit smoking in vehicles with children

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: 
No
Measure: 
number
Baseline (Year): 
4 (2009)
Target: 
51
Target-Setting Method: 
Total coverage
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
The wording of this objective conforms with the glossary definition used within the State Tobacco Activities Tracking & Evaluation (STATE) System. It relates to a larger set of objectives for smoke-free indoor air that have total coverage as the target.
Numerator: 

Number of states and the District of Columbia with comprehensive laws prohibiting smoking in vehicles with children

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
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.

    Vehicles with children are tracked in the STATE system as "Personal vehicles." To be counted as prohibiting smoking, states should be coded using the following criteria in the STATE system: In the STATE system under Restrictions: Type of Restriction in Personal Vehicles = Banned AND In the STATE system under Additional Requirements Requires a Child in the Vehicle = Yes

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: 
number
Numerator: 

Number of states and the District of Columbia with comprehensive laws prohibiting smoking in vehicles with children

Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
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.

      Vehicles with children are tracked in the STATE system as "Personal vehicles." To be counted as prohibiting smoking, states should be coded using the following criteria in the STATE system: In the STATE system under Restrictions: Type of Restriction in Personal Vehicles = Banned AND In the STATE system under Additional Requirements Requires a Child in the Vehicle = Yes