Ukraine

Ukraine

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Global Tobacco Index Score
2021
64
Rank 52
2020
68
Rank 27
2019
61
Rank 19
INDICATORS
Level of Participation in Policy-Development
13 13 12
Tobacco Industry-related Corporate Social Responsibility activities
4 3 3
Benefits given to the Tobacco Industry
8 5 6
Unnecessary Interaction between Government and Industry
11 13 9
Measures for Transparency
6 8 8
Preventing Conflicts of Interest
5 6 3
Measures that prevent Industry Influence
17 20 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.