NASADAD is pleased to announce the release of a new resource, “An Overview of the Synar Provision: History, Impact of Tobacco 21 Legislation, and Recommendations.” This document offers background on Synar; a description of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) role in tobacco control; a review of the federal legislation that raised the minimum age of legal tobacco access to 21; the impact of the legislation on Synar; and implementation efforts in 2020, including those related to COVID-19.
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD) Annual Meeting bring together SAMHSA leadership, Single State Agency Directors for alcohol and drug services, state Prevention Coordinators, Treatment Coordinators, Women’s Services Coordinators, State Opioid Treatment Authorities, and other state and national stakeholders that address substance use, misuse, and use disorders. The meeting is a forum to hear about the latest substance use trends and practices; to engage in interactive discussions on emerging issues; and to share information on model programs and strategies used across the prevention, treatment, and recovery system.
Due to health and safety concerns and the uncertainty of COVID-19, the Annual Meeting will be held virtually this year, June 7, 9-11, 2021.