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Nepal

Global Tobacco Index Score
43
Indicator 1 (I1): The industry's participation in policy development
2
Indicator 2 (I2): Tobacco industry-related corporate social responsibility activities
2
Indicator 3 (I3): Benefits given to the tobacco industry
6
Indicator 4 (I4): Unnecessary interaction between government and industry
3
Indicator 5 (I5): Measures for transparency
8
Indicator 6 (I6). Preventing conflicts of interest
5
Indicator 7 (I7). Measures that prevent industry influence
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.

Nepal
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