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Africa Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2023

The African Regional Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2023, produced by the African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA), in collaboration with the Africa Centre for Tobacco Industry Monitoring and Policy Research and the Global Centre for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC), measures how governments are responding to tobacco industry interference and protecting their public health policies from commercial and vested interests of the industry as required by Article 5.3 of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). According to the report, Zambia, Tanzania, and Cameroon have the highest tobacco industry interference, with Cameroon recording the worst performance, while Uganda, Ethiopia, and Botswana have the lowest rates of tobacco industry interference, with Botswana being the best-performing country.
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Africa Regional Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2021

Over eight million deaths related to tobacco use occur annually worldwide, and the majority of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) particularly in Africa and the Middle East. Africa is home to many major tobacco-producing countries such as Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, as well as a major market for tobacco products especially cigarettes.
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African Tobacco Control Alliance

The African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) is a network of civil society organizations (CSOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) dedicated to preventing a tobacco epidemic Africa. Present in 39 countries of the WHO Afro region, our members work to limit the detrimental impact of tobacco on the health and well-being of Africans.

The alliance continues to grow in strength and expertise and is working its way to emerge as a key player in implementation of the FCTC in Africa, pursuant to the crucial civil society role of raising the bar for stronger tobacco control policies and more effective implementation of existing laws. Today, ATCA coordinates the civil society agenda for tobacco control in Africa and is increasingly serving as the voice for the reversal of the tobacco epidemic in the continent.

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African Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2021