Ranked 12 out of 80


Overall Score: 43

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Indicators of Influence

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

No. 1

Industry participation in policy development

Indicator Score:

6 / 20

No. 2

Tobacco industry-related CSR activities

Indicator Score:

1 / 20

No. 3

Benefits given to the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

8 / 20

No. 4

Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

0 / 20

No. 5

Procedure for transparency measures

Indicator Score:

7 / 20

No. 6

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Indicator Score:

5 / 20

No. 7

Preventive measures

Indicator Score:

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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