Tobacco Compliance Checks
The Wyoming Department of Health, using Tobacco Settlement Funds, contracts with WASCOP to conduct Tobacco Compliance checks. Tobacco compliance checks are a best practice strategy for reducing the sale of tobacco to persons under 18 years of age. WASCOP uses these funds to provide grants to local law enforcement agencies to conduct these checks according protocols established in W.S.S.14-3-307. Data is gathered from these inspections and submitted to the University of Wyoming Statistical Analysis Center (WYSAC) that publishes an annual report.
In accordance with 42 U.S.C. 300x-26, Wyoming is required to report information regarding the
sale/distribution of tobacco products to individuals under age 18 as part of the Annual Synar
Report. The Wyoming Department of Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Division is also required to make public the Annual Synar Report prior to submission to the
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse
Prevention (SAMHSA)/(CSAP). WYSAC, in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies,
conducts these SYNAR inspections statewide and publishes the Annual Synar Report.
WASCOP facilitates the collaboration between WYSAC and local agencies to complete these
checks in a timely and efficient manner.