United States of America

United States of America

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Global Tobacco Index Score
2021
76
Rank 68
2020
66
Rank 25
2019
72
Rank 26
INDICATORS
Level of Participation in Policy-Development
15 15 13
Tobacco Industry-related Corporate Social Responsibility activities
5 5 0
Benefits given to the Tobacco Industry
9 9 9
Unnecessary Interaction between Government and Industry
7 3 14
Measures for Transparency
5 5 7
Preventing Conflicts of Interest
12 10 10
Measures that prevent Industry Influence
19 19 19

While the USA signed the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in 2004, it has not ratified the treaty and is therefore not a Party to the Convention. Despite this, some tobacco control measures exist at the local level. However, the tobacco industry has a strong lobby: nationwide, all 50 states have at least one lobbyist registered to represent a tobacco company.