Wyoming Asked To Spend More On Prevention

Laramie, Wy – Wyoming spends about three million dollars a year on tobacco prevention, but the state has received over 40 million in tobacco settlement money over the last two years alone. Anti-Tobacco groups say the state should do a better job of putting the settlement funds into prevention. The state currently ranks 18th in funding such programs. The Centers for disease control would like Wyoming to spend an additional four million a year on prevention and they contend that will pay future dividends.