Indicators of Influence
These seven key indicators highlight interference from the tobacco industry in Israel.
Industry participation in policy development
6 / 20
Tobacco industry-related CSR activities
1 / 20
Benefits given to the tobacco industry
8 / 20
Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry
0 / 20
Procedure for transparency measures
7 / 20
Avoiding conflicts of interest
5 / 20
16 / 30
These are ways Israel can deter interference from the tobacco industry:
- The requirement to report meetings with the tobacco and nicotine industry, currently limited to the Ministry of Health, must be extended to apply to the whole government.
- A registry of tobacco and nicotine industry entities, their affiliate organizations and representatives must be established.
- Since there are instances of former government officials moving to the tobacco and nicotine industry, a policy must be put in place which provides a cooling period of at least three years.
- Rules for commercial-related engagement by health institutions should be extended to apply to the whole government to prevent the tobacco and nicotine industry from approaching non-health sectors.
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