National Report Shows Wyoming is Doing Well In Protecting Kids From Tobacco

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New report shows that Wyoming spends tobacco prevention money well. (Photo by Ron Richter)
New report shows that Wyoming spends tobacco prevention money well. (Photo by Ron Richter)

A national report released Thursday by a coalition of public health organizations shows that Wyoming is doing well in protecting kids from tobacco. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.


The annual report released by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids shows that Wyoming ranks 4th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and helping adult smokers quit. Vice President of Research with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Danny McGoldrick says that compared to most states in the nation, Wyoming is doing fairly well.

The number of dollars tobacco companies spend on marketing each year trumps what is spent on tobacco prevention services.

McGoldrick explains how raising the tobacco tax in the state could benefit Wyoming's prevention efforts.

To view the full report that includes state specific information, click here.

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