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TU-13.16 Establish laws in States and the District of Columbia on smoke-free indoor air that prohibit smoking on hospital campuses

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: 
number
Baseline (Year): 
1 (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 smoke-free laws for hospital campuses prohibiting smoking

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.

    In the STATE system, hospital campuses are found under the measure selection “Smokefree Indoor Air- Other sites.” Smoke-free laws for hospital campuses include all states where the buildings, facilities, and grounds of a hospital have a “banned” status.

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 smoke-free laws for hospital campuses prohibiting smoking

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.

      In the STATE system, hospital campuses are found under the measure selection “Smokefree Indoor Air- Other sites.” Smoke-free laws for hospital campuses include all states where the buildings, facilities, and grounds of a hospital have a “banned” status.

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: 
This objective was developmental at launch and became measurable in 2012. In 2014, the baseline was revised from 0 states and DC to 1 state due to legislative changes that took effect in previous years that changed the counts. The target did not change based on the original target-setting method of total coverage.