Indicators of Influence
These seven key indicators highlight interference from the tobacco industry in Ghana.
Industry participation in policy development
7 / 20
Tobacco industry-related CSR activities
3 / 20
Benefits given to the tobacco industry
9 / 20
Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry
4 / 20
Procedure for transparency measures
6 / 20
Avoiding conflicts of interest
5 / 20
22 / 30
Below are clear policy recommendations to mitigate tobacco industry interference in Ghana and in the government’s efforts to implement to WHO FCTC Article 5.3.
- Strengthen and capacitate the interagency-multi-sectoral committee with resources to develop and implement enforcement mechanisms to control tobacco use in the country.
- Ban tobacco-related CSR activities as stipulated in Article 13 and Article 5.3 Guidelines of the WHO FCTC.
- Require the tobacco industry to fully disclose all its activities including revenue and profits, tax exceptions or any privileges received by the tobacco industry.
- Improve transparency in government interaction with the tobacco industry including making known any records of lobbyists acting in the interest of the tobacco industry.
- Develop a code of conduct to guide public officials when interacting with the tobacco industry.
- Develop programs to regularly increase awareness of public officials and agencies on FCTC Article 5.3.
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