Japan

Japan

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Global Tobacco Index Score
2021
88
Rank 78
2020
88
Rank 34
2019
88
Rank 33
INDICATORS
Level of Participation in Policy-Development
19 19 19
Tobacco Industry-related Corporate Social Responsibility activities
5 5 5
Benefits given to the Tobacco Industry
8 8 8
Unnecessary Interaction between Government and Industry
10 10 10
Measures for Transparency
8 8 8
Preventing Conflicts of Interest
15 15 15
Measures that prevent Industry Influence
23 23 23

Japan has been a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since February 27, 2005. The existence of the Tobacco Business Act and the strong association between Japan Tobacco, the Government (through 33% ownership) and policy makers, enables Japan Tobacco to participate in policy development which facilitates interference to weaken policies. The WHO FCTC is not effectively implemented, which allows the tobacco industry to continue promoting its business.

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