Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Policy Adoption

Restricting use

For example, restaurants can create smoke-free areas or become entirely smoke-free. Many communities also create drug-free zones in the vicinity of schools. Restricting the settings in which smokers can use tobacco has been shown to be effective in reducing cigarette sales and tobacco use and in lowering average daily cigarette consumption among adults and youth.6

Some examples of policies restricting alcohol use to address underage drinking include:

 

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