United Kingdom

United Kingdom

View by Year
Global Tobacco Index Score
2020
32
Rank 4
2019
26
Rank 1
INDICATORS
Level of Participation in Policy-Development
3 2
Tobacco Industry-related Corporate Social Responsibility activities
1 1
Benefits given to the Tobacco Industry
3 1
Unnecessary Interaction between Government and Industry
2 2
Measures for Transparency
4 4
Preventing Conflicts of Interest
8 5
Measures that prevent Industry Influence
11 11

The United Kingdom (UK) has been a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since March 16, 2005. While the UK relatively has a lower incidence of interference, an area for improvement would be requiring tobacco industry representatives and affiliates to register with the government, and specifically prohibiting tobacco industry donations to political parties, campaigns, or candidates.