Tobacco Prevention Control and Spending
- FY2013 State Funding for Tobacco Control Programs: $5,400,000
- FY2013 Federal Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $535,035*
- FY2013 Total Funding for State Tobacco Control Programs: $5,935,035
- CDC Best Practices State Spending Recommendation: $9,000,000
- Percentage of CDC Recommended Level: 65.9%
*Includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding provided to states from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Overview of State Smoking Restrictions
- Government Workplaces: Restricted
- Private Workplaces: No provision
- Schools: No provision
- Childcare Facilities: No provision
- Restaurants: No provision
- Bars: No provision
- Casinos/Gaming Establishments: No provision
- Retail Stores: No provision
- Recreational/Cultural Facilities: No provision
- Penalties: No
- Enforcement: No
- Preemption: No
Citation: Wyoming State Govt. Non-Smoking Policy (1989).
- Tax rate per pack of 20: 60 cents
Overview of State Cessation Coverage
State Medicaid Program:
- Medications: Covers NRT Gum, NRT Patch, NRT Lozenge, Varenicline (Chantix) and Bupropion (Zyban)
- Counseling: Covers individual counseling
- Barriers to Coverage: Limits on duration, annual limit on quit attempts and minimal co-payments required
State Employee Health Plan(s):
- Medications: Data not reported
- Counseling: Data not reported
- Barriers to Coverage: Data not reported
- Investment Per Smoker: $11.21; CDC recommends an investment of $10.53/smoker
Other Cessation Provisions:
- Private Insurance Mandate: No provision
Citation: See State Tobacco Cessation Coverage page for specific sources.
Grading note: Due to current data on tobacco cessation coverage for state employees being unavailable, Wyoming was graded based on cessation coverage under Medicaid and quitline investment per smoker only.
Thumbs up for Wyoming for exceeding the CDC-recommended investment per smoker for its state quitline.