Lebanon

Lebanon

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Global Tobacco Index Score
2021
72
Rank 62
2020
76
Rank 30
2019
75
Rank 30
INDICATORS
Level of Participation in Policy-Development
9 10 15
Tobacco Industry-related Corporate Social Responsibility activities
4 3 2
Benefits given to the Tobacco Industry
9 9 6
Unnecessary Interaction between Government and Industry
7 12 11
Measures for Transparency
9 10 10
Preventing Conflicts of Interest
11 10 7
Measures that prevent Industry Influence
23 22 24

Lebanon has been a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since March 7, 2006. Tobacco control measures concerning smoking in public places, tobacco advertising, and packaging and labelling are enacted through Law No. 174. However, the government often faces high levels of industry interference and fares poorly in implementing Article 5.3 guidelines. Its state-owned enterprise, Libanaise Des Tabacs Et Tombacs or transnational tobacco companies are often involved in policy making and collaborate with government officials in corporate social responsibility activities.