Posted by: audreybenenati | June 7, 2010

All 50 States and the District of Columbia Continue to Achieve Goals in Restricting Tobacco Sales to Minors Under Synar Program – A State/Federal Partnership


SAMHSA News BulletinDate: 6/4/2010 1:05 AM

Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office Telephone: 240-276-2130

Although illegal sales have decreased over the past 13 years, 2009 sees the first slight upward tick in sales to minors The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA today announced that all the states and the District of Columbia have continued to meet their goals of curtailing sales of tobacco to underage youth those under 18. However, in federal fiscal year 2009, for the first time ever, the data show a slight increase in the average national rate of tobacco sales to underage youth of about one percent. States goals, set under the Synar Amendment program – a federal and state partnership, are aimed at ending illegal tobacco sales to minors… All 50 States and the District of Columbia Continue to Achieve Goals in Restricting Tobacco Sales to Minors Under Synar Program – A State/Federal Partnership.

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