Last updated December 05, 2012
|State Spending on Tobacco Prevention||$5.4 million||$5.4 million|
|% of CDC Recommended Spending
Tobacco Generated Revenue (FY2013)
CDC Recommended Spending on Tobacco Prevention
Actual Spending on Tobacco Prevention (FY2013)
Summary: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that Wyoming spend $9.0 million a year to have an effective, comprehensive tobacco prevention program. Wyoming currently allocates $5.4 million a year for tobacco prevention and cessation. This is 60.0% of the CDC’s recommendation and ranks Wyoming 4th among the states in the funding of tobacco prevention programs. Wyoming’s spending on tobacco prevention amounts to 12.0% of the estimated $45 million in tobacco-generated revenue the state collects each year from settlement payments and tobacco taxes.
Background and Recent Developments: Wyoming’s FY2013 budget allocates $5.4 million to tobacco prevention and cessation programs, the same amount spent in both FY2012 and FY2011.
Wyoming’s tobacco prevention program is funded through tobacco settlement funds and state general funds. Through FY2002, Wyoming’s tobacco settlement payments were required by law to be placed in the Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund. As of FY2003, tobacco settlement funds have been placed in an income account that funds substance abuse programs and other health care services.
In addition, Wyoming is receiving $758,204 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a 12-month grant for the period beginning April 2012 (from annual appropriations).