Ranked 74 out of 80


Overall Score: 79

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Indicators of Influence

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

No. 1

Industry participation in policy development

Indicator Score:

12 / 20

No. 2

Tobacco industry-related CSR activities

Indicator Score:

5 / 20

No. 3

Benefits given to the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

10 / 20

No. 4

Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

15 / 20

No. 5

Procedure for transparency measures

Indicator Score:

10 / 20

No. 6

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Indicator Score:

4 / 20

No. 7

Preventive measures

Indicator Score:

23 / 30


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

  • There should be a code of conduct for public officials to guide them when dealing with the tobacco industry. This code should provide a procedure to limit the interactions with the tobacco industry to only when strictly necessary.
  • There should be a strict code of conduct for all the health institutions and health professionals to guide them when dealing with the tobacco industry. This code and policy must provide a procedure to ban any financial or non-financial support from the tobacco industry and any engagement with the tobacco industry.
  • The government must put in place a program to consistently raise awareness on policies relating to Article 5.3 to ensure all units of the government are aware of tobacco industry interference and to reduce unnecessary interactions.
  • The government has to require tobacco companies to report on the various aspects of their business including marketing expenditures, revenues, lobbying and philanthropy.
  • The transparency registry must be installed.

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