The ANR Foundation is pleased to announce our most recent quarterly update to the lists and maps of U.S. municipalities and states with smokefree laws now in effect as of October 1, 2019. Our lists and maps cover laws in the areas of clean air, e-cigarettes, marijuana, and tobacco sales in pharmacies.
1,572 municipalities in the U.S. now have 100% smokefree ordinances!
The ANR Foundation has a bibliography of U.S. Tobacco Control Laws Database© data users, which contains over 500 studies, reports, and articles. Interested in a data run? Contact Maggie Hopkins to discuss the many options of standardized reports we have available, as well as the special multi-variate analyses that we can run based on your research and policy surveillance data needs.
Did you expect your new law to be included, but don’t see it on our lists? That is either because the law is not yet in effect, or because the law didn’t meet the smokefree list criteria for enclosed non-hospitality workplaces, restaurants, bars, and/or gambling venues to be 100% smokefree without exemptions. Some laws have been enacted so recently that we have not yet had a chance to order, analyze, and enter them into our Tobacco Control Laws Database. Other laws, in spite of all of our searching, fly under our radar. We very much want these laws, so please contact us to check about any law you think we may be missing. Still have questions? Please contact Laura Walpert.
American Indian and Alaska Native sovereign tribal laws are not reflected in these lists and maps. But there are plenty out there! We are working with our partners to make sure these laws are collected, for the future creation of a database specific to laws in Native Communities. If you have commercial tobacco-free tribal laws to share, please let us know.
The lists are updated on a quarterly basis. The next quarterly update will be in January 2020.
Contact Maggie Hopkins if you have questions about our lists and maps. Keep up the great smokefree progress, everyone!
Please share widely and let us know how these data, lists, and maps help you! #smokefreefacts