List of Countries

Ukraine

Global Tobacco Index Score
68
Indicator 1 (I1): The industry's participation in policy development
13
Indicator 2 (I2): Tobacco industry-related corporate social responsibility activities
3
Indicator 3 (I3): Benefits given to the tobacco industry
5
Indicator 4 (I4): Unnecessary interaction between government and industry
13
Indicator 5 (I5): Measures for transparency
8
Indicator 6 (I6). Preventing conflicts of interest
6
Indicator 7 (I7). Measures that prevent industry influence
20

Ukraine has been a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since September 4, 2006. The law, “On Measures of Prevention and Reduction of Use of Tobacco Products and Their Harmful Influence on People’s Health”, declares that healthcare policy has priority over the financial, tax and corporate interests of economic entities whose activity is connected with the tobacco industry. However, this standard remains largely declarative and not effectively implemented. The tobacco industry regularly engages government officials in corporate social responsibility activities, make charitable contributions to NGOs and think tanks who can influence policy-makers, and is a partner in combatting illicit tobacco.