List of Countries

France

Global Tobacco Index Score
27
Indicator 1 (I1): The industry's participation in policy development
4
Indicator 2 (I2): Tobacco industry-related corporate social responsibility activities
1
Indicator 3 (I3): Benefits given to the tobacco industry
2
Indicator 4 (I4): Unnecessary interaction between government and industry
3
Indicator 5 (I5): Measures for transparency
3
Indicator 6 (I6). Preventing conflicts of interest
4
Indicator 7 (I7). Measures that prevent industry influence
10

France has been a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since February 27, 2005. Even before the WHO FCTC, France had existing tobacco control legislation in place which is today known as the Code of Public Health. While France generally has strong safeguards against tobacco industry interference, a big challenge is the industry’s use of tobacco retailers and representatives to promote its interests.