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Youth Access to Tobacco and Synar Info
The federal Synar Amendment requires states to have laws in place prohibiting the sale
and distribution of tobacco products to persons under 18 years-of-age and to enforce those
laws effectively. Annual Synar checks, required by the amendment, show that great strides
have been made the reduction in retailer violations of the law and youth access to tobacco
products in Michigan.
A Strategic Tobacco Plan Developed by the Youth Access to Tobacco Workgroup
|Keeping Tobacco Away From Kids: Retailer Education Kit - Booklet
(for owners and managers)
Keeping Tobacco Away From Kids: Retailer Education Kit - Presentation
(Part 1 & 2) **
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|Annual Reports: Youth Tobacco Sales Rates, Synar|
|FY 2014 FY2013 FY2012 FY2011 FY2010 FY2009 FY2008|
Report Potential Tobacco Product Violations to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (MDHHS/OROSC)
The office of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care is providing the general public the opportunity to report sales to minors, single cigarette selling or other violations related to the Michigan Youth Tobacco Act on the MDCH/OROSC TOBACCO COMPLAINT FORM available by clicking on this site.
Synar Policy items:
Link to Tobacco Signs and Information - HEALTH PROMOCLEARINGHOUSE (CLICK "Tobacco")
a. Chaperone Guidance for Compliance Checks
6. 2016 Coverage Study Protocol
Other Related Items:
Youth Tobacco Act Legislation
|Improving Michigan Practices
Free Power Point training for tobacco compliance, quiz and certificate