The first Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index (Global Tobacco Index) shows that efforts made by governments to tackle tobacco industry interference have been progressing slowly and are far from satisfactory. The lower the score, the lower the overall level of interference, which bodes well for the country.
Countries that scored well on the Global Tobacco Index have prevailed against tobacco industry interference by implementing measures to protect themselves. This underscores the need for the whole government’s commitment to withstand industry interference and better protect tobacco control measures.
The Global Tobacco Index covers 33 countries around the world. The report reveals how the tobacco industry interferes in public policy in these countries and the measures respective governments are taking to address the industry’s interference. The information in this 2019 report is based on publicly available information for the period of January 2017 to December 2018.
The 33 countries are ranked according to total scores provided by civil society groups who prepared their respective country reports.
Use the navigation bar to select a country and view its overall score, it's ranking, and a summary from its report.