Nepal

Nepal

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Global Tobacco Index Score
2021
44
Rank 13
2020
43
Rank 11
2019
41
Rank 8
INDICATORS
Level of Participation in Policy-Development
4 2 2
Tobacco Industry-related Corporate Social Responsibility activities
3 2 2
Benefits given to the Tobacco Industry
6 6 5
Unnecessary Interaction between Government and Industry
3 3 2
Measures for Transparency
10 8 8
Preventing Conflicts of Interest
4 5 5
Measures that prevent Industry Influence
14 17 17

Nepal has been a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since February 5, 2007. Four years after, Nepal passed the Tobacco Control and Regulation Act 2011, a primary law governing tobacco control. Good progress in tobacco control measures was made: for example, Nepal is known for having the largest graphic health warning covering 90% of surface area. Despite this, tobacco industry interference continues to be a challenge in implementing these policies. A total of 11 lawsuits were filed by the industry and its allies against the Nepalese government’s move to strictly enforce Tobacco Control and Regulation Law 2011.

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