Smoke Free Indoor Air Policies
Everyone should have access to clean air. These policies protect non-smokers from the harmful effects of tobacco, and reduce smokers’ consumption of tobacco at the same time. Tobacco is the largest preventable cause of death.
Our assessment of smoke free indoor air policies includes information about city-specific smoke free indoor air laws, along with the relevant county- and state-level laws that affect them.
This cross-sectional dataset displays laws valid through February 1, 2020.
*Out of the Nation’s 40 Largest Cities
The state of smoke free indoor air policies in big US cities
Measuring big cities’ smoke free indoor air policies
|How did we award smoke free indoor air policy medals?||Bronze Medal||Silver Medal||Gold Medal|
|Total number of met criteria||Total 2 out of 4 criteria listed below||Total 3 out of 4 criteria listed below||Total 4 out of 4 criteria listed below|
|1. Smoking is banned in non-hospitality workplaces, including workplaces, child care and long term care facilities|
|2. Smoking is banned in public places|
|3. Smoking is banned in restaurants|
|4. Smoking is banned in bars|
For a bronze, a city must meet any 2 of the 4 criteria
For a silver, a city must meet any 3 of the 4 criteria
For a gold, a city must meet all 4 of the criteria
Data Deep Dive
Data were created and maintained by the Center for Public Health Law Research.