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In July 1992, Congress enacted the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration Reorganization Act (PL 102-321), which includes an amendment (section 1926) aimed at decreasing youth access to tobacco. This amendment, named for its sponsor, Congressman Mike Synar of Oklahoma, requires states to enact and enforce laws prohibiting the sale or distribution of tobacco products to individuals under the age of 18. 

The Synar Amendment was developed in the context of a growing body of evidence about the health problems related to tobacco use by youth, as well as evidence about the ease with which youth could purchase tobacco products through retail sources. The Synar program has been successful in preventing youth tobacco use.  Additional requirments and information can be found here.  



FFY2021 Annual Synar Report (ASR)
FY2021 Synar Inspection Compliant Retailers

Retailer Education Materials

WV State Code
FDA Regulation / WV State Code
Commissioner's Letter
WV Law Poster

Retailer Packet Information

Point of Sale / Door Sticker
Summary of State Penalties

Additional Information

2017 Synar Inspection Compliant Retailers
Retailers Compliance Certificate
2017 Local Media information
WV's Synar History
FFY18 Annual SYNAR Report (ASR)
FFY18 ASR Forms
FFY19 Annual SYNAR Report (ASR)
FFY19 ASR Forms

FY2020 Synar Inspection Compliant Retailers
FFY2020 Annual Synar Report (ASR)