Ranked 8 out of 80

Islamic Republic of Iran

Overall Score: 39

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Indicators of Influence

These seven key indicators highlight interference from the tobacco industry in the Islamic Republic of Iran

No. 1

Industry participation in policy development

Indicator Score:

4 / 20

No. 2

Tobacco industry-related CSR activities

Indicator Score:

0 / 20

No. 3

Benefits given to the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

8 / 20

No. 4

Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

4 / 20

No. 5

Procedure for transparency measures

Indicator Score:

10 / 20

No. 6

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Indicator Score:

3 / 20

No. 7

Preventive measures

Indicator Score:

10 / 30


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

  • The Ministry of Industry should coordinate with the Center for Tobacco Planning and Supervision to implement the FCTC which obligates the country to reduce tobacco use and tobacco supply including disallowing new licenses to tobacco companies.
  • The government should expedite the adoption of a code of conduct for all government officials in their interaction with the tobacco industry which should be limited to only when strictly necessary.
  • There must be a registry of tobacco industry representatives.

Learn more about tobacco industry interference in this country.

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