Learning Objectives: At the end of the presentation attendees will be able to: 1. Assess the progress States have made in reducing youth access to tobacco products since the promulgation of the federal regulations in 1996. 2. Identify States with exemplary programs, along with the elements of a successful program to reduce youth access to tobacco products. 3. Identify effective strategies and collaborative efforts implemented at the federal, State, and local levels to reduce youth access to tobacco.
Abstract: This study examines State data on enforcement of youth tobacco access laws from federal fiscal year (FFY) 1997 through FFY 2001. The data provide detailed evidence of the progress the States have made in restricting youth access to tobacco products. This study also examines States' best practices in enforcing youth tobacco access laws, reports on barriers and challenges States have faced in meeting the federal requirements, including resource allocation, interagency collaboration and coordination in the implementation of the federal requirements.
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