The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

4007.0: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - Board 5

Abstract #41447

National Cancer Institute's State Cancer Legislative Database: A resource for tobacco control reseachers

Regina el Arculli, MA1, Liza A. Fues, JD2, Lisa Lineberger2, and Jamie F. Chriqui, PhD, MHS2. (1) Office of Policy Analysis and Response, National Cancer Institute, Building 31, Room 10A-48, 31 Center Drive, MSC 2580, Bethesda, MD 20892-2580, (301) 496-5217,, (2) Health Policy and Legislative Analysis Program, The MayaTech Corporation, 8737 Colesville Road, 7th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3921

Since 1989, the National Cancer Institute's State Cancer Legislative Database (SCLD) Program has monitored trends in state legislation by tracking and reporting laws addressing prevention and control in numerous cancer-related topics, including tobacco use. As of January 31, 2002, the database contained over 3,000 records, two-thirds of which relate to tobacco control. In this presentation, we will address the means by which the SCLD program identifies, monitors, categorizes, and analyzes state tobacco legislation. We will also detail tobacco control categories reviewed by SCLD and provide an overview of the legislation contained in these categories. An illustration of the potential uses and application of SCLD information, as well as ways in which to obtain such information, will also be provided.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to

Keywords: Tobacco Control, Public Health Policy

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: The data presented in this paper are from the National Cancer Institute's State Cancer Legislative Database Program (no conflict of interest).
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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