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TU-16.3 Eliminate State laws that preempt stronger local tobacco control laws on youth access

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): 
22 (2009)
Target: 
0
Target-Setting Method: 
Total elimination
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
Preemptive legislation at the State level prohibits localities from enacting laws that vary from State law or are more stringent. The HP2020 target of 0 (total elimination) is set so that all 50 States and the District of Columbia eliminate preemption of stronger local tobacco control laws, including those that preempt stronger smoke-free indoor air, stronger advertising restrictions, and/or stronger restrictions on youth access to tobacco products.
Numerator: 

Number of States and the District of Columbia with preemptive laws in the areas on minors’ access to tobacco products.

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

    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 minors' access.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020: 
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 27-19 in that the Healthy People 2010 objective measured the number of States and the District of Columbia with preemptive laws in the areas of clean indoor air, minors’ access, or marketing while this objective measures only preemptive laws on youth access to tobacco.

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 preemptive laws in the areas on minors’ access to tobacco products.

Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

      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 minors' access.