OHA seeks input on 2016 Synar Report

The Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division is seeking input and public comment on the draft 2016 Annual Synar Report, which covers October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015.

The federal Synar Amendment requires states to enact and enforce laws prohibiting the sale and distribution of tobacco products to individuals younger than 18. States must enforce youth tobacco access laws in a manner that can reasonably be expected to reduce the extent to which tobacco products are available to individuals younger than 18. States must conduct random, unannounced inspections of youth-accessible tobacco outlets to assess tobacco retailer compliance with state law. State retailer violation rates must not surpass 20 percent.

States must submit an annual report detailing their activities. State reports must be made available for public comment prior to submission.

Oregon’s draft 2016 Annual Synar Report is now available for review and comment. The report is located on the Public Health Division website at http://www.healthoregon.org/morefreshair.

Written comments must be filed with the Public Health Division no later than 5 p.m. December 28, 2015. Comments may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:
OHA Public Health Division
Attention: Synar Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 730
Portland, Oregon 97232

If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Letitia Mack at 971-673-1376 [email protected].

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