Smoke Free Indoor Air Policies

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 December 1, 2017.

The state of smoke free indoor air policies in big US cities

Thirty-six out of 40 cities received a medal for smoke free indoor air policies, including 20 gold, 12 silver, and four bronze.

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Out of the nation’s 40 largest cities

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