Ranked 62 out of 80


Overall Score: 72

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Indicators of Influence

These seven key indicators highlight interference from the tobacco industry in Bangladesh.

No. 1

Industry participation in policy development

Indicator Score:

10 / 20

No. 2

Tobacco industry-related CSR activities

Indicator Score:

5 / 20

No. 3

Benefits given to the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

9 / 20

No. 4

Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

8 / 20

No. 5

Procedure for transparency measures

Indicator Score:

9 / 20

No. 6

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Indicator Score:

13 / 20

No. 7

Preventive measures

Indicator Score:

18 / 30


The following measures should be undertaken immediately to fulfill the requirements of WHO FCTC Article 5.3:

  • The MoHFW should undertake awareness-raising for non-health sectors about WHO FCTC Article 5.3 obligations.
  • Tobacco-related CSR activities must be banned.
  • The government must formulate a simple tobacco tax policy and increase tobacco prices to reduce demand for tobacco products.
  • The government must divest its investment from tobacco companies by 2022.
  • The government must remove all incentives provided to the tobacco industry including the exemption of export duty and VAT in the national budget.
  • The government must not allow new foreign tobacco companies to invest in Bangladesh.
  • The government must expedite the adoption of a code of conduct for all officials in interacting with the tobacco industry by 2021.

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