The Synar Amendment
Key Provisions Regarding Youth Access to Tobacco
|Have in effect a law prohibiting any manufacturer, retailer, or distributor of tobacco products from selling or distributing such products to any individual under the age of 18 (19 in Utah).
|Enforce such laws in a manner that can reasonably be expected to reduce the extent to which tobacco products are available to individuals under the age of 18 (19 in Utah).
|Conduct annual random, unannounced inspections to ensure compliance with the law. These inspections are to be conducted in such a way as to provide a valid sample of outlets accessible to youth.
|Develop a strategy and a time frame for achieving an inspection failure rate of less than 20% of outlets accessible to youth.
|Submit an annual report detailing the State's activities to enforce their law, the overall success the State has achieved during the previous fiscal year (FY) in reducing tobacco availability to youth, describing how inspections were conducted and the methods to identify outlets, and plans for enforcing the law in the coming fiscal year.|