Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index

The Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index (Global Tobacco Index) is a global survey on how governments are responding to tobacco industry interference and protecting their public health policies from tobacco industry's commercial and vested interests as required under the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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.

See Report Highlights
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:
  • Participation in Policy Development
  • TI Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Benefits to the Industry
  • Unnecessary Interaction
  • Measures for Transparency
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Preventive Measures

Global Rankings

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.

More information can be found on the Country Ranking

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Countering Corporate Sabotage: Impact Stories on Tobacco Interference Index
In 2021, civil society groups in 80 countries prepared their Tobacco Industry Interference Index (Index), coordinated by GGTC and published by STOP, to assess how well their government has been protecting tobacco control policies and efforts from being undermined and derailed by commercial and other vested interests.
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Regional Resources

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Resources

You can find more information on our resource pages

Get Involved

Countering tobacco industry interference is a collaborative effort that needs the involvement of policymakers, civil society organizations, and concerned citizens in calling for the implementation of WHO FCTC Article 5.3.

You can support the movement for good governance in tobacco control through the following ways:

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  • Speak Up
    Report tobacco industry misconduct in your country and contribute to STOP’s efforts to expose industry tactics.
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