India

India

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Global Tobacco Index Score
2020
61
Rank 22
2019
69
Rank 23
INDICATORS
Level of Participation in Policy-Development
7 6
Tobacco Industry-related Corporate Social Responsibility activities
4 4
Benefits given to the Tobacco Industry
5 5
Unnecessary Interaction between Government and Industry
9 12
Measures for Transparency
10 9
Preventing Conflicts of Interest
10 12
Measures that prevent Industry Influence
16 16

India has been a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since February 27, 2005. While the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act of 2003 is India’s primary legislation for tobacco control, it currently has no specific laws for the implementation of Article 5.3. As the tobacco industry collaborates widely with various government agencies, particularly through corporate social responsibility activities, directly or indirectly it becomes involved in public health policy making.