Malaysia

Malaysia

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Global Tobacco Index Score
2021
66
Rank 57
2020
63
Rank 23
2019
62
Rank 20
INDICATORS
Level of Participation in Policy-Development
12 10 9
Tobacco Industry-related Corporate Social Responsibility activities
4 3 3
Benefits given to the Tobacco Industry
7 8 8
Unnecessary Interaction between Government and Industry
7 5 5
Measures for Transparency
7 8 8
Preventing Conflicts of Interest
9 9 9
Measures that prevent Industry Influence
20 20 20

Malaysia has been a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since December 15, 2005. The law on tobacco control, the Control of Tobacco Product Regulations 2014, is enclosed within the Food Act of 1983. Even so, transnational tobacco companies, particularly British American Tobacco, continue to thrive. Though the Ministry of Health started development of a code of conduct for Ministry of Health officials several years ago, this safeguard is not yet in place. No significant progress has been made recently in implementing Article 5.3.