Thailand

Thailand

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Global Tobacco Index Score
2021
41
Rank 11
2020
43
Rank 11
2019
43
Rank 9
INDICATORS
Level of Participation in Policy-Development
1 1 4
Tobacco Industry-related Corporate Social Responsibility activities
4 4 2
Benefits given to the Tobacco Industry
5 5 5
Unnecessary Interaction between Government and Industry
2 4 2
Measures for Transparency
7 7 7
Preventing Conflicts of Interest
12 12 13
Measures that prevent Industry Influence
10 10 10

Thailand has been a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since February 27, 2005. Though the Thai government has a state-owned enterprise, the Thai Tobacco Monopoly, it has made great progress not only in tobacco control but also in safeguarding public health policies from tobacco industry interference. Through the recent Tobacco Products Control Act 2017, all tobacco industry-related corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities is now banned and manufacturer or importer of tobacco products are required to report the internal information to support government regulation of tobacco products. On the other hand, areas that need to be strengthened include enforcing the ban on tobacco industry CSR, preventing appointment of retired senior government officials to the tobacco industry, and drawing up the implementing rules and regulations of the new Tobacco Products Control Act 2017.

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