Indicators of Influence
These seven key indicators highlight interference from the tobacco industry in South Africa.
Industry participation in policy development
8 / 20
Tobacco industry-related CSR activities
5 / 20
Benefits given to the tobacco industry
8 / 20
Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry
9 / 20
Procedure for transparency measures
7 / 20
Avoiding conflicts of interest
6 / 20
21 / 30
The government must fully implement the guidelines of WHO FCTC Article 5.3:
- Advocate for the new proposed Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill (2018), to be urgently passed by parliament.
- Ban all forms of contributions (CSR and political) from the tobacco industry.
- Develop a robust tobacco taxation policy in accordance with FCTC Article 6’s price and tax measures to reduce the demand for tobacco.
- Develop and implement a code of conduct for government officials and political leaders to limit interactions with the tobacco industry to only when strictly necessary.
- Ratify the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products which was signed by the government in 2012.
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