Indicators of Influence
These seven key indicators highlight interference from the tobacco industry in Sri Lanka.
Industry participation in policy development
4 / 20
Tobacco industry-related CSR activities
5 / 20
Benefits given to the tobacco industry
3 / 20
Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry
4 / 20
Procedure for transparency measures
10 / 20
Avoiding conflicts of interest
7 / 20
12 / 30
These are ways Sri Lanka can deter interference from the tobacco industry:
- Implement a full ban on all forms of tobacco industry-related CSR activities as required in the FCTC.
- Implement procedures for interaction with the tobacco industry and disclose all records of interaction with it.
- Awareness programs on Article 5.3 should be conducted regularly for government officials.
- There should be exit policy term limits for retired government officials for five years so that they do not join the tobacco industry immediately, and a cooling-off period for former tobacco industry executives who want to serve in public office.
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