List of Countries

Jordan

Global Tobacco Index Score
77
Indicator 1 (I1): The industry's participation in policy development
16
Indicator 2 (I2): Tobacco industry-related corporate social responsibility activities
5
Indicator 3 (I3): Benefits given to the tobacco industry
8
Indicator 4 (I4): Unnecessary interaction between government and industry
15
Indicator 5 (I5): Measures for transparency
8
Indicator 6 (I6). Preventing conflicts of interest
12
Indicator 7 (I7). Measures that prevent industry influence
13

Jordan has been a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since February 27, 2005. Tobacco control is enshrined in Public Health Law No. 47 of 2008, Chapter 12, however full implementation of the law has been postponed due to lobbying of industry front groups. Tobacco companies and their front groups also participate in policymaking bodies, such as the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization and the National Joint Committee of the Government of Jordan, and tobacco companies enjoy government support and endorsement of their corporate social responsibility activities.