Ranked 50 out of 80

Solomon Islands

Overall Score: 63

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Indicators of Influence

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

No. 1

Industry participation in policy development

Indicator Score:

9 / 20

No. 2

Tobacco industry-related CSR activities

Indicator Score:

5 / 20

No. 3

Benefits given to the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

6 / 20

No. 4

Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

10 / 20

No. 5

Procedure for transparency measures

Indicator Score:

10 / 20

No. 6

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Indicator Score:

7 / 20

No. 7

Preventive measures

Indicator Score:

16 / 30


These are ways the Solomon Islands can deter interference from the tobacco industry:

  • Raise awareness of the WHO FCTC and specifically Article 5.3 within the whole of government.
  • Establish a government taskforce to oversee implementation of Article 5.3, under the MHMS.
  • Establish an overarching national standard guideline procedure for transparency when government officials interact with the industry.
  • Prohibit and regulate tobacco industry contributions to politicians.
  • Prohibit all tobacco-related CSR donations, sponsorship and funding assistance.

Learn more about tobacco industry interference in this country.

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