Ranked 5 out of 80


Overall Score: 34

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Indicators of Influence

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

No. 1

Industry participation in policy development

Indicator Score:

4 / 20

No. 2

Tobacco industry-related CSR activities

Indicator Score:

5 / 20

No. 3

Benefits given to the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

5 / 20

No. 4

Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

1 / 20

No. 5

Procedure for transparency measures

Indicator Score:

6 / 20

No. 6

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Indicator Score:

2 / 20

No. 7

Preventive measures

Indicator Score:

11 / 30


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

  • There is a need to create awareness on the provisions of the Tobacco Control Act and ensure all departments are aware of the limits when interacting with the tobacco industry.
  • Diplomatic Missions must be made aware of the Tobacco Control Act so that the law is applied to officials overseas and those who represent the country at international meetings.
  • The duty free sale of cigarettes/cigars/tobacco for international travelers should be halted.
  • Penalties for unnecessary interactions should be enforced.

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