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Group says Wyoming falls short in cancer prevention

 


CHEYENNE (AP) — Wyoming has not done enough to adopt policies and laws that a national organization favors in fighting cancer, a report by the group says.

For example, the state has not raised the tax on cigarettes or created a smoke-free Wyoming, says the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network.

In fact, Wyoming meets only one recommendation of nine benchmarks in the report.

It also noted the state is behind on adopting restrictions on indoor tanning devices and increasing access to Medicaid.

This year, about 2,800 people in Wyoming will be diagnosed with cancer, Deb Simpson, g...



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