Ranked 11 out of 80


Overall Score: 41

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Indicators of Influence

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

No. 1

Industry participation in policy development

Indicator Score:

1 / 20

No. 2

Tobacco industry-related CSR activities

Indicator Score:

4 / 20

No. 3

Benefits given to the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

5 / 20

No. 4

Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

2 / 20

No. 5

Procedure for transparency measures

Indicator Score:

7 / 20

No. 6

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Indicator Score:

12 / 20

No. 7

Preventive measures

Indicator Score:

10 / 30


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

  • Strictly enforce the ban on tobacco-related CSR activities under the new tobacco control law and ensure there are no loop holes for the tobacco industry to exploit.
  • Disallow the appointment of current and retired government officials to the TAOT.
  • Expedite implementation of the new tobacco control law to protect government officials and public policies from tobacco industry interference.

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