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SCLD data have been used to create two indices that measure the extensiveness of state tobacco control laws related to youth access to tobacco and smoke-free air. These data enable the public health and research communities to conduct systematic, comparative analyses of tobacco control laws in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The rating scales were devised by a technical advisory committee convened by the National Cancer Institute for this purpose. The methods and scoring structures for both topic areas have been published in Tobacco Control :

Smoke-Free Air Article: Chriqui JF, Frosh M, Brownson RC, et al. Application of a rating system to state clean indoor air laws (USA). Tobacco Control 2002;11:26-34. (View Abstract )

Youth Access Article: Alciati MH, Frosh M, Green SB, et al. State laws on youth access to tobacco in the Untied States: Measuring their extensiveness with a new rating system. Tobacco Control 1998;7:345-52. (View Abstract )

Update to the youth access article: Chriqui JF, Frosh MM, Fues LA, el Arculli R, & Stillman F. State laws on youth access to tobacco: an update [Letter to the Editor]. Tobacco Control 2002;11:163-166. (View Abstract )

Codebooks, individual scores by year, and codebook and individual scores are available for:

Smoke-Free Air
Youth Access to Tobacco