Ranked 21 out of 80


Overall Score: 49

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Indicators of Influence

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

No. 1

Industry participation in policy development

Indicator Score:

4 / 20

No. 2

Tobacco industry-related CSR activities

Indicator Score:

3 / 20

No. 3

Benefits given to the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

6 / 20

No. 4

Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

4 / 20

No. 5

Procedure for transparency measures

Indicator Score:

7 / 20

No. 6

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Indicator Score:

9 / 20

No. 7

Preventive measures

Indicator Score:

16 / 30


These are ways Cambodia can deter interference from the tobacco industry:

  • Tobacco-related CSR activities must be banned.
  • In line with WHO FCTC Article 5.3 Guidelines, benefits currently given to the tobacco industry, such as the waiver of duties for export, must be stopped.
  • According to WHO FCTC Article 5.3 Guidelines, interaction with the tobacco industry should only be held when strictly necessary. This would prevent the tobacco industry from utilizing meeting opportunities to promote its business. To promote transparency, there must be a procedure in place to prevent representatives of the tobacco industry from misrepresenting its meetings with governments.
  • To prevent conflicts of interest, individuals involved in the tobacco business must not hold public office.
  • There must be a program to constantly raise awareness on policies related to WHO FCTFC Article 5.3 among government agencies. A code of conduct must be adopted to guide government officials when dealing with the tobacco industry. The tobacco industry must be required to provide information about its business, including what it spends on marketing and philanthropy.

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