Ranked 38 out of 80


Overall Score: 56

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Indicators of Influence

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

No. 1

Industry participation in policy development

Indicator Score:

7 / 20

No. 2

Tobacco industry-related CSR activities

Indicator Score:

3 / 20

No. 3

Benefits given to the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

9 / 20

No. 4

Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

4 / 20

No. 5

Procedure for transparency measures

Indicator Score:

6 / 20

No. 6

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Indicator Score:

5 / 20

No. 7

Preventive measures

Indicator Score:

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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