Clean Indoor Air Policies

Clean 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 clean indoor air policies includes information about city-specific clean indoor air laws, along with the relevant county- and state-level laws that affect them. This cross-sectional dataset displays laws valid through October 1, 2016.

The state of clean indoor air policies in big US cities

Thirty-four out of 40 cities received a medal for clean indoor air policies, including 18 gold, 14 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