TU-19.2 Reduce the illegal sales rate to minors through enforcement of laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to minors in Territories

National Data Source
Synar Program; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (SAMHSA/CSAP)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
1 (2009)
Target-Setting Method
Total coverage
Number of U.S. territories with a 5-percent or less illegal buy rate among minors in compliance checks
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective


Methodology Notes

As required by the Synar Amendment, all 50 States and the District of Columbia submit their baseline sales rates in compliance checks to SAMHSA as part of their annual Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) block grant applications. SAMHSA also tracks 8 territories that receive SAPT Block Grants.

U.S. territories eligible for inclusion are: American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of Palau, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.