Ranked 17 out of 80


Overall Score: 48

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Indicators of Influence

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

No. 1

Industry participation in policy development

Indicator Score:

5 / 20

No. 2

Tobacco industry-related CSR activities

Indicator Score:

0 / 20

No. 3

Benefits given to the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

5 / 20

No. 4

Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

2 / 20

No. 5

Procedure for transparency measures

Indicator Score:

10 / 20

No. 6

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Indicator Score:

9 / 20

No. 7

Preventive measures

Indicator Score:

17 / 30


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

  • Disallow the tobacco industry from participating in the Tobacco Control Board which determines and sets policies concerning tobacco control.
  • Prohibit any incentives provided to importing tobacco into the country.
  • Restrict interaction with the tobacco industry to only when necessary. To facilitate this, funds/technical assistance from entities that have ties with the tobacco industry should be rejected and all necessary interactions should be carried out in a transparent manner.
  • Hasten the drafting and implementation of the code of conduct for government institutions.
  • Implement the rules set by the Health Protection Agency for public officials and organizations in regard to use of tobacco and other unhealthy products.

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