South Africa

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2019
Rank 52 from a survey of 80 countries
Global Tobacco Index Score
64

Indicators

Indicator 1: Level of Participation in Policy Development
8
Indicator 2: Tobacco Industry’s Corporate Social Responsibility Activities
5
Indicator 3: Benefits to the Tobacco Industry
8
Indicator 4: Unnecessary Interaction between Government and Industry
9
Indicator 5: Measures for Transparency
7
Indicator 6: Preventing Conflicts of Interest
6
Indicator 7: Measures that Prevent Industry Influence
21
Rank 30 from a survey of 57 countries
Global Tobacco Index Score
58

Indicators

Indicator 1: Level of Participation in Policy Development
8
Indicator 2: Tobacco Industry’s Corporate Social Responsibility Activities
5
Indicator 3: Benefits to the Tobacco Industry
7
Indicator 4: Unnecessary Interaction between Government and Industry
5
Indicator 5: Measures for Transparency
7
Indicator 6: Preventing Conflicts of Interest
5
Indicator 7: Measures that Prevent Industry Influence
21
Rank 25 from a survey of 0 countries
Global Tobacco Index Score
72

Indicators

Indicator 1: Level of Participation in Policy Development
10
Indicator 2: Tobacco Industry’s Corporate Social Responsibility Activities
5
Indicator 3: Benefits to the Tobacco Industry
4
Indicator 4: Unnecessary Interaction between Government and Industry
14
Indicator 5: Measures for Transparency
7
Indicator 6: Preventing Conflicts of Interest
9
Indicator 7: Measures that Prevent Industry Influence
23

South Africa has been a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since July 18, 2005. Although South Africa was a tobacco control leader in the 1990s and early 2000s, the many loopholes in tobacco control legislation impede progress. A new Bill proposed by the Minister of Health, “Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill” recently seeks to apply stricter tobacco control measures. The tobacco industry has strongly opposed this new draft Bill.

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