List of Countries

Lebanon

Global Tobacco Index Score
76
Indicator 1 (I1): The industry's participation in policy development
10
Indicator 2 (I2): Tobacco industry-related corporate social responsibility activities
3
Indicator 3 (I3): Benefits given to the tobacco industry
9
Indicator 4 (I4): Unnecessary interaction between government and industry
12
Indicator 5 (I5): Measures for transparency
10
Indicator 6 (I6). Preventing conflicts of interest
10
Indicator 7 (I7). Measures that prevent industry influence
22

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.