List of Countries

Tanzania

Global Tobacco Index Score
73
Indicator 1 (I1): The industry's participation in policy development
14
Indicator 2 (I2): Tobacco industry-related corporate social responsibility activities
5
Indicator 3 (I3): Benefits given to the tobacco industry
9
Indicator 4 (I4): Unnecessary interaction between government and industry
5
Indicator 5 (I5): Measures for transparency
8
Indicator 6 (I6). Preventing conflicts of interest
7
Indicator 7 (I7). Measures that prevent industry influence
25

Tanzania has been a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since July 29, 2007. The implementation of the treaty, however, is weak and obligations under the treaty are not reflected in the current tobacco control legislation. Tobacco use is increasing rather than decreasing in Tanzania. While Article 5.3 is available to the government to protect tobacco control measures from tobacco industry interference, it has is not been effectively utilized.