Indicators of Influence
These seven key indicators highlight interference from the tobacco industry in the Republic of Korea.
Industry participation in policy development
4 / 20
Tobacco industry-related CSR activities
5 / 20
Benefits given to the tobacco industry
8 / 20
Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry
1 / 20
Procedure for transparency measures
10 / 20
Avoiding conflicts of interest
9 / 20
18 / 30
These are ways South Korea can deter interference from the tobacco industry:
- Develop a comprehensive and time-bound national strategy to raise awareness on and curb tobacco consumption and tobacco industry interference in public health policy making.
- Cascade and mainstream WHO FCTC Article 5.3 and its guidelines within and among government departments involved in planning and monitoring of tobacco control policies.
- Strictly ban tobacco industry marketing and promotional activities, directly through its so-called CSR activities or indirectly through its affiliates.
- Expose harmful effects of and ban consumption of ENDs and HTPs.
- Require the tobacco industry to submit information on tobacco production, manufacture, market share, marketing expenditures, revenues and lobbying activities.
- Increase prices and excise tax on tobacco products, including ENDs and HTPs, to further reduce smoking prevalence and improve public health.
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