List of Countries

Uruguay

Global Tobacco Index Score
34
Indicator 1 (I1): The industry's participation in policy development
2
Indicator 2 (I2): Tobacco industry-related corporate social responsibility activities
0
Indicator 3 (I3): Benefits given to the tobacco industry
3
Indicator 4 (I4): Unnecessary interaction between government and industry
0
Indicator 5 (I5): Measures for transparency
6
Indicator 6 (I6). Preventing conflicts of interest
4
Indicator 7 (I7). Measures that prevent industry influence
19

Uruguay has been a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since February 27, 2005. Much progress has been made in Uruguay with respect to tobacco control and preventing tobacco industry interference. However, some areas that can be strengthened further include adopting a government-wide code of conduct for dealing with the tobacco industry; a strong policy to disallow the acceptance of all forms of contributions/gifts from the industry; and requiring the tobacco industry to submit information on its marketing expenditures and other activities such as lobbying, political contributions and related initiatives.