Table 3

Final environment measures

MeasureDescription of measurement protocol
1. Aided and confirmed awareness of televised antitobacco advertising (PhenX id=750101)Self-administered or interviewer-administered protocol assesses whether a respondent has seen any televised antitobacco/antismoking advertisements, and if so, the respondent is asked to describe the advertisement.
2. Compliance with cigarette packaging and labelling policies (PhenX id=750201)Observational protocol assesses cigarette pack identifiers or product codes, general pack characteristics, tax stamps, promotions and counterfeit packs.
3. Interpersonal communication about antitobacco advertising (PhenX id=750501)Self-administered or interviewer-administered protocol assesses whether respondents have discussed antitobacco advertisements with anyone, and if so, follow-up items assess receptivity to the message.
4. Local tobacco control public policies (PhenX id=750601)Secondary data analysis protocol assesses local ordinances and board of health regulations containing provisions on clean indoor air, restrictions on youth access to tobacco and other policies.
5. Media use (PhenX id=750701)Self-report protocol assesses amount of time spent using different media tools and viewing various social media sites.
6. Neighbourhood-level racial/ethnic composition (PhenX id=750801)Secondary data analysis protocol uses data from the US Census Bureau on the racial/ethnic composition of neighbourhoods, which can be calculated at the census tract or block group level.
7. Perceived effectiveness of antitobacco advertising (PhenX id=750901)Self-report protocol assesses the perceived effectiveness of antitobacco advertisements in relation to tobacco-related behaviours and outcomes.
8. Self-reported exposure to smoking on television and in the movies (PhenX id=751001)Protocol assesses the perceived exposure to people who smoke in movies or on television.
9. Social norms about tobaccoAdult: Interviewer-administered protocol assesses social norms within the adult population (PhenX id=750301).
10.Youth: Self-report or interviewer-administered protocol assesses descriptive norms (ie, others’ use of tobacco) and injunctive norms (ie, others’ approval of tobacco use) within the youth population (PhenX id=750302)
11. State tobacco control public policies (PhenX id=751200)Secondary data analysis protocol assesses current and historical state-level data on tobacco use prevention and control laws and policies.
12. Worksite policies (PhenX id=751401)Interviewer-administered protocol assesses a respondent’s exposure to and compliance with worksite policies on tobacco.
13. Youth cigarette purchase behaviours and experiences (PhenX id=751501)Self-administered protocol assesses youth purchase behaviours and experiences.
  • Additional measures included in the Outreach process but not selected for inclusion in PhenX

  •  Compliance with Smoke-free Air Laws.

  •  Compliance with Tobacco Marketing Restrictions.

  •  Support for Tobacco-related Policies.

  •  Youth Cigarette Purchase Behaviours and Experiences.