Six Counties Get Anti-Smoking Grants
Agencies in six counties have received grants to provide free or low-cost ways to quit smoking.
The Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program funding has been awarded to hospitals in Albany, Campbell, Johnson, Natrona, Laramie and Sheridan counties.
A nonprofit group, Wyoming Health Resources Network, will run the program under a contract with the Wyoming Department of Health.
Funding comes from the state's share of a national tobacco settlement.
The program advocates a three-pronged approach to quitting through counseling, nicotine replacement therapy and medication.
Health officials say that approach is usually most effective.