Ranked 43 out of 80


Overall Score: 58

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Indicators of Influence

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

No. 1

Industry participation in policy development

Indicator Score:

16 / 20

No. 2

Tobacco industry-related CSR activities

Indicator Score:

5 / 20

No. 3

Benefits given to the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

8 / 20

No. 4

Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

11 / 20

No. 5

Procedure for transparency measures

Indicator Score:

3 / 20

No. 6

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Indicator Score:

8 / 20

No. 7

Preventive measures

Indicator Score:

7 / 30


In order to prevent the tobacco industry from undermining tobacco control efforts, the following efforts are recommended:

  • Strengthen coordination among government agencies to ensure effective preventive measures are developed and prompt and appropriate actions are taken.
  • Put in place a strong monitoring and enforcement system to effectively implement the DOH-CSC JMC 2010-01.
  • Civil society organizations need to continuously provide technical support to government offices, regularly conduct advocacy meetings with policymakers and improve communications campaigns.

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