Enhancing the U.S. Tobacco Control Laws Database

The Foundation's program, Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws That Improve Health, was designed to build the evidence for public health law and policy, translate research findings into practical tools to increase the support for and use of law by policy makers and public health practitioners, and to translate findings to other fields and venues to improve and protect health.Under this grant, the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation will collect and code local tobacco control laws nationwide related to: (1) youth access to tobacco products; (2) tobacco advertising; and (3) conditional use permits. The final data set will include up to 70 variables for the youth access laws (e.g., vending machines, single cigarettes, and penalties); up to 20 variables for tobacco advertising laws (e.g., location restrictions, point of sale requirements, and tombstone exemptions); and an undetermined number of variables for conditional use permit laws. By using standardized variables, such as Federal Information Processing Source codes, the data set will allow researchers to combine complete and accurate local tobacco control datasets with other existing data on public health behavior and outcomes to determine the impact and value of such laws on public health.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $47,414.00

Awarded on: 12/1/2011

Time frame: 12/1/2011 - 7/31/2012

Grant Number: 69741


American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation

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Cynthia D. Hallett
Project Director