Ranked 32 out of 80


Overall Score: 54

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Indicators of Influence

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

No. 1

Industry participation in policy development

Indicator Score:

4 / 20

No. 2

Tobacco industry-related CSR activities

Indicator Score:

4 / 20

No. 3

Benefits given to the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

7 / 20

No. 4

Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

3 / 20

No. 5

Procedure for transparency measures

Indicator Score:

9 / 20

No. 6

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Indicator Score:

6 / 20

No. 7

Preventive measures

Indicator Score:

21 / 30


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

  • Enforcement of CSR and TAPS bans should be upheld in compliance with national laws.
  • The tobacco industry should be penalized for non-compliance with tobacco control laws, such as non-application of pictorial health warning on packs.
  • To promote transparency, there must be a procedure to guide all officials in their interaction with the tobacco industry and its representatives, based on WHO FCTC Article 5.3. Currently only the Ministry of Health and Sports has such guidance.
  • There must be a program to raise awareness on Article. 5.3 to guide all government departments, especially those with close dealings with tobacco industry.
  • The tobacco industry must be required to provide information about its business, including what it spends on marketing and philanthropy.

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