Egypt

Egypt

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Global Tobacco Index Score
2021
64
Rank 52
2020
61
Rank 22
2019
73
Rank 28
INDICATORS
Level of Participation in Policy-Development
4 9 5
Tobacco Industry-related Corporate Social Responsibility activities
4 5 5
Benefits given to the Tobacco Industry
7 1 5
Unnecessary Interaction between Government and Industry
8 9 13
Measures for Transparency
9 10 10
Preventing Conflicts of Interest
9 5 12
Measures that prevent Industry Influence
23 22 23

Egypt has been a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since May 26, 2005. Tobacco is a major challenge in Egypt, with a quarter of adults currently using tobacco products and half of the country’s population exposed to secondhand smoke in their own homes. To address this, tobacco control policies on pictorial health images and increased tobacco tax have been implemented. However, the tobacco industry needs to be further de-normalized as a partner in carrying out tobacco control measures.