GLOBAL TOBACCO INDUSTRY INTERFERENCE INDEX

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The Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index (Global Tobacco Index) measures efforts by governments to address tobacco industry interference. Countries that scored well on the Global Tobacco Index have prevailed against tobacco industry interference by implementing measures to protect themselves.

This report is based on publicly available information on tobacco industry interference in countries and their respective governments’ responses to this interferences. Countries are ranked according to total scores provided by civil society groups. The lower the score, the lower the overall level of interference, which augurs well for the country.

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Brunei Darussalam
27
France
31
Uganda
32
United Kingdom
33
New Zealand
34
Iran
Uruguay
36
Peru
39
Netherlands
40
Kenya
42
Ethiopia
43
Nepal
Thailand
44
Sri Lanka
47
Canada
Mexico
48
Brazil
Israel
Maldives
49
Cambodia
Nigeria
Costa Rica
Solomon Islands
50
Pakistan
54
Myanmar
56
South Korea
Vietnam
57
Philippines
Sudan
58
South Africa
Ghana
60
Czech Republic
61
Egypt
India
Mozambique
63
Malaysia
Germany
Kazakhstan
Spain
64
Chile
66
United States of America
Argentina
67
Turkey
68
Bangladesh
Ukraine
69
Ecuador
73
Lao PDR
Tanzania
76
Lebanon
77
China
Jordan
Georgia
Romania
Colombia
78
Zambia
82
Indonesia
88
Japan

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Argentina

Bangladesh

Brazil

Brunei Darussalam

Cambodia

Canada

Chile

China

Colombia

Costa Rica

Czech Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

Ethiopia

France

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

India

Indonesia

Iran

Israel

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Lao PDR

Lebanon

Malaysia

Maldives

Mexico

Mozambique

Myanmar

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nigeria

Pakistan

Peru

Philippines

Romania

Solomon Islands

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Tanzania

Thailand

Turkey

Uganda

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States of America

Uruguay

Vietnam

Zambia

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OVERALL SCORE
23.9
Rank
85th of 140
Level of Interference
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COUNTRY RANKINGS


The Global Tobacco Index rates countries on their response to tobacco industry interference through a survey questionnaire. The questionnaire, developed from Article 5.3 Guidelines, contains 20 questions covering 7 indicators of industry interference on which countries are scored:

  • Indicator 1 (I1): The industry's participation in policy development
  • Indicator 2 (I2): Tobacco industry-related corporate social responsibility activities
  • Indicator 3 (I3): Benefits given to the tobacco industry
  • Indicator 4 (I4): Unnecessary interaction between government and industry
  • Indicator 5 (I5): Measures for transparency
  • Indicator 6 (I6). Preventing conflicts of interest
  • Indicator 7 (I7). Measures that prevent industry influence

Sort the list to view which countries experienced the most and least interference on each indicator of the Global Tobacco Index, or use the search bar to see the breakdown of scores from a country. Click on the button below to download the full data set.

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# COUNTRY i1 i2 i3 i4 i5 i6 i7 TOTAL SCORE
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Argentina 5 5 7 15 6 9 19 66
30
Bangladesh 6 5 10 8 8 13 18 68
14
Brazil 9 2 4 11 6 4 12 48
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Brunei Darussalam 1 0 0 0 6 1 6 14
15
Cambodia 4 3 6 3 7 9 17 49
13
Canada 5 3 7 8 4 4 16 47
24
Chile 6 3 10 7 5 14 19 64
31
China 18 5 7 12 8 9 18 77
31
Colombia 15 4 7 15 9 9 18 77
15
Costa Rica 5 4 4 6 8 0 22 49
21
Czech Republic 7 3 8 5 10 7 20 60
28
Ecuador 10 5 8 12 7 6 21 69
22
Egypt 9 5 1 9 10 5 22 61
10
Ethiopia 7 2 6 6 4 5 12 42
2
France 4 1 2 3 3 4 10 27
31
Georgia 15 4 8 9 10 9 22 77
23
Germany 5 5 7 7 8 8 23 63
20
Ghana 6 3 6 3 10 7 23 58
22
India 7 4 5 9 10 10 16 61
33
Indonesia 15 5 10 15 10 11 16 82
6
Iran 4 1 7 2 6 4 10 34
14
Israel 14 0 7 0 7 6 14 48
34
Japan 19 5 8 10 8 15 23 88
31
Jordan 16 5 8 15 8 12 13 77
23
Kazakhstan 8 5 4 6 10 5 25 63
9
Kenya 2 5 4 5 2 6 16 40
29
Lao PDR 12 0 8 15 8 11 19 73
30
Lebanon 10 3 9 12 10 10 22 76
23
Malaysia 10 3 8 5 8 9 20 63
14
Maldives 5 0 8 2 10 10 13 48
13
Mexico 4 2 2 9 5 10 15 47
22
Mozambique 4 4 7 7 9 5 25 61
17
Myanmar 4 4 7 3 9 6 21 54
11
Nepal 2 2 6 3 8 5 17 43
8
Netherlands 3 1 5 7 7 7 9 39
5
New Zealand 6 1 3 0 5 5 13 33
15
Nigeria 11 4 7 8 5 5 9 49
16
Pakistan 8 5 2 5 8 9 13 50
7
Peru 4 1 4 4 4 0 19 36
19
Philippines 16 4 5 11 3 11 7 57
31
Romania 12 1 10 13 10 9 22 77
15
Solomon Islands 4 5 5 6 8 3 18 49
20
South Africa 8 5 7 5 7 5 21 58
18
South Korea 3 5 8 5 10 7 18 56
23
Spain 6 5 5 11 5 12 19 63
12
Sri Lanka 6 1 3 3 10 7 14 44
19
Sudan 3 5 7 4 8 5 25 57
29
Tanzania 14 5 9 5 8 7 25 73
11
Thailand 1 4 5 4 7 12 10 43
26
Turkey 16 0 9 5 10 5 22 67
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Uganda 4 3 1 3 6 2 12 31
27
Ukraine 13 3 5 13 8 6 20 68
4
United Kingdom 3 1 3 2 4 8 11 32
25
United States of America 15 5 9 3 5 10 19 66
6
Uruguay 2 0 3 0 6 4 19 34
18
Vietnam 12 5 1 10 6 6 16 56
32
Zambia 13 5 10 10 9 6 25 78

INFOGRAPHICS

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RESOURCES

Read more about the Global Tobacco Index by downloading the full report and other resources. For the Latin America Tobacco Industry Interference Index in Spanish, visit www.noalainterferenciatabacalera.com. Click on the dropdown button for each item to view its description.

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