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