Methodology Report for State Tobacco Control and Prevention Expenditures: FY 2008–2011

The State Tobacco Control Expenditure Database (STCED), compiled by the Health Policy Center (HPC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), is the first national surveillance and monitoring system that collects, tracks, and reports all 50 states and the District of Columbia’s actual spending on tobacco control and prevention activities. It provides an accurate measure of states’ investments in reducing tobacco use among youth and adults. Additionally, it tracks and reports states’ spending on state, community, and school initiatives; quitline and cessation interventions; anti-tobacco advertising campaigns; tobacco surveillance and evaluation efforts; and spending on tobacco control programs administration and management.

This report provides an overview of the methods and processes used to compile the STCED. In addition, it presents state tobacco control and prevention expenditure data that the research team of HPC collected from all 50 states and the District of Columbia for fiscal years 2008 through 2011. The state tobacco control expenditure data are presented, as overall and per capita, by the five program components of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) 2007 Best Practices for Comprehensive State Tobacco Control Programs (Best Practices) (CDC, 2007). The five program components of the CDC’s 2007 Best Practices are: state and community interventions, health communication interventions, cessation inventions, surveillance and evaluation, and administration and management. To put state tobacco control and prevention spending into context, this report also compares state tobacco control spending with the CDC’s recommended tobacco control and prevention spending levels in fiscal years 2008 through 2011 for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

See also the companion piece in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, State Tobacco Control Program Spending — United States, 2011.

June 2015

Location(s): North America, U.S.

Content Type: Report

Topic(s): Comprehensive programs, Economic impacts of tobacco control, Tobacco control policies and programs

Authors(s): Jidong Huang, Ph.D., Cezary T. Gwarnicki, Steven Binns, Melissa Bachler, Frank J. Chaloupka, Ph.D.