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FDA's Tobacco Retail Compliance Inspection Contracts and the SAMHSA's Synar Program

 

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Read overviews of the SAMHSA Synar Program and FDA Tobacco Retail Compliance Inspection Contracts, and how the programs differ and work together to reach the shared goal of reducing youth access to and use of tobacco products. 
 

The Synar amendment aimed at decreasing youth access to tobacco (section 1926 of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration Reorganization Act, P.L. 102-321) became law in July 1992. 
 

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act became law on June 22, 2009, granting FDA authority to regulate the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products to protect the public health generally and to reduce tobacco use by minors. Currently the law applies to cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and cigarette tobacco.