GLOBAL TOBACCO INDUSTRY INTERFERENCE INDEX 2021

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 these 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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  • 0-9
  • 10-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80-89
  • 90-100

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Argentina

Bangladesh

Bolivia

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei Darussalam

Burkina Faso

Cambodia

Canada

Chile

China

Colombia

Costa Rica

Côte d'lvoire

Czech Republic

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Ethiopia

Fiji

France

Gabon

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Guatemala

Honduras

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Italy

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Lao PDR

Lebanon

Malaysia

Maldives

Mexico

Mongolia

Mozambique

Myanmar

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Romania

Senegal

Solomon Islands

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Switzerland

Tanzania

Thailand

Turkey

Uganda

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States of America

Uruguay

Venezuela

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 7 5 8 15 8 9 21 77
62
Bangladesh 10 5 9 8 9 13 18 72
58
Bolivia 9 3 6 10 9 8 22 67
24
Botswana 5 1 6 6 8 5 19 50
43
Brazil 11 5 5 11 6 11 9 58
1
Brunei Darussalam 2 0 0 0 6 1 6 15
40
Burkina Faso 8 4 5 11 5 5 19 57
21
Cambodia 4 3 6 4 7 9 16 49
28
Canada 6 5 7 8 5 5 17 53
38
Chile 8 0 6 8 5 8 21 56
68
China 18 5 10 13 6 8 16 76
68
Colombia 15 5 7 15 9 9 16 76
17
Costa Rica 6 4 5 0 10 1 22 48
24
Côte d'lvoire 8 4 7 5 10 0 16 50
49
Czech Republic 8 3 8 5 10 7 20 61
80
Dominican Republic 15 4 9 15 10 15 23 96
61
Ecuador 13 4 8 12 7 6 21 71
52
Egypt 4 4 7 8 9 9 23 64
32
El Salvador 4 3 7 9 3 9 19 54
21
Ethiopia 9 3 7 10 4 4 12 49
43
Fiji 4 5 8 9 3 8 21 58
4
France 6 2 3 4 3 4 11 33
17
Gabon 5 4 8 1 5 14 11 48
76
Georgia 16 4 8 12 10 8 22 80
59
Germany 7 5 9 6 9 10 22 68
38
Ghana 7 3 9 4 6 5 22 56
62
Guatemala 16 4 8 5 9 9 21 72
47
Honduras 7 5 7 14 3 5 18 59
40
India 7 5 5 11 10 9 10 57
77
Indonesia 15 5 10 15 10 8 16 83
8
Iran 4 0 8 4 10 3 10 39
52
Iraq 8 1 8 9 10 7 21 64
12
Israel 6 1 8 0 7 5 16 43
74
Italy 13 4 10 13 8 10 21 79
78
Japan 19 5 8 10 8 15 23 88
72
Jordan 16 5 10 15 8 12 12 78
50
Kazakhstan 9 4 5 5 10 5 25 63
8
Kenya 2 3 4 3 4 7 16 39
62
Lao PDR 11 0 8 15 8 11 19 72
62
Lebanon 9 4 9 7 9 11 23 72
57
Malaysia 12 4 7 7 7 9 20 66
17
Maldives 5 0 5 2 10 9 17 48
36
Mexico 8 3 3 10 6 10 15 55
7
Mongolia 5 2 6 0 9 1 15 38
52
Mozambique 7 4 7 6 10 5 25 64
32
Myanmar 4 4 7 3 9 6 21 54
13
Nepal 4 3 6 3 10 4 14 44
6
Netherlands 2 0 4 6 7 7 9 35
2
New Zealand 1 3 4 2 5 4 11 30
24
Nicaragua 2 0 4 8 5 9 22 50
28
Nigeria 11 4 6 10 6 8 8 53
13
Norway 1 0 4 3 10 5 21 44
16
Oman 5 2 3 7 5 9 16 47
17
Pakistan 4 3 5 7 7 10 12 48
10
Palau 2 0 3 3 5 8 19 40
43
Panama 11 2 6 11 6 11 11 58
60
Paraguay 13 3 7 8 7 10 21 69
28
Peru 11 1 7 6 3 4 21 53
43
Philippines 16 5 8 11 3 8 7 58
28
Poland 9 4 7 6 3 2 22 53
74
Romania 12 5 10 15 10 4 23 79
32
Senegal 4 3 5 2 10 5 25 54
50
Solomon Islands 9 5 6 10 10 7 16 63
52
South Africa 8 5 8 9 7 6 21 64
36
South Korea 4 5 8 1 10 9 18 55
32
Spain 6 4 5 5 4 12 18 54
15
Sri Lanka 4 5 3 4 10 7 12 45
27
Sudan 3 3 5 0 10 5 25 51
79
Switzerland 15 5 10 11 9 13 24 92
67
Tanzania 14 4 10 5 6 9 25 73
11
Thailand 1 4 5 2 7 12 10 41
62
Turkey 16 5 9 5 10 5 22 72
5
Uganda 4 5 5 1 6 2 11 34
52
Ukraine 13 4 8 11 6 5 17 64
3
United Kingdom 2 3 2 3 4 7 11 32
68
United States of America 15 5 9 7 5 12 19 76
21
Uruguay 6 2 7 4 10 3 17 49
48
Venezuela 11 3 5 5 10 3 23 60
40
Vietnam 11 5 2 11 6 6 16 57
72
Zambia 15 3 10 9 10 8 23 78

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Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2021 (Arabic)
Global Tobacco Index Full Data Set 2021
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