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SAMHSA News - November/December 2007, Volume 15, Number 6


Youth Tobacco Sales Lowest in 10 Years

cover of FFY 2006 Annual Synar Reports: Youth Tobacco Sales - click to view report

SAMHSA recently released a report showing that sales of tobacco to underage youth have reached all-time lows under the Synar program—a Federal and state partnership program seeking to end illegal tobacco sales to minors.

The report, FFY 2006 Annual Synar Reports: Youth Tobacco Sales, shows all states and the District of Columbia in compliance for the first time, with all reporting the retailer violation rate of less than the maximum 20percent.

The report lists the national weighted average rate of overall tobacco sales to minors as 10.9percent. This is the lowest rate in the 10-year history of the Synar enforcement effort. (See SAMHSA News online, September/October 2005.)

The Synar Amendment is named for the late U.S. Representative Mike Synar of Oklahoma. End of Article

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Inside This Issue
Preventing Suicide on College Campuses
Part 1
Part 2 - Gatekeeper Training
Part 3 - Stress Reduction
Resources
Campus Suicide Prevention Grants
Grantees List
Garrett Lee Smith's Story
Suicide Warning Signs
Administrator's Message: Making a Difference, Saving a Life

Access to Recovery: Enhancing Consumer Choice
Part 1
Part 2 - A Closer Look: Louisiana
Grant Updates
Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs
Mental Health Report to Congress
Adolescents Do What Every Day?
Employers Honored for Behavioral Health Services
Tobacco & Youth: Synar Report
Co-Occurring Disorders: Systems Integration, Epidemiology
Evidence-Based Programs
Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese: Multi-Language Initiative
Expert Consultant Appointed at CMHS
DEA Exhibit Opens in Arlington, VA
Index to 2007 Issues
Index A-D
Index E-M
Index N-R
Index S-Y

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SAMHSA News - November/December 2007, Volume 15, Number 6