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.

Synar Inspections

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.