Ranked 72 out of 80


Overall Score: 78

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Indicators of Influence

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

No. 1

Industry participation in policy development

Indicator Score:

15 / 20

No. 2

Tobacco industry-related CSR activities

Indicator Score:

3 / 20

No. 3

Benefits given to the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

10 / 20

No. 4

Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

9 / 20

No. 5

Procedure for transparency measures

Indicator Score:

10 / 20

No. 6

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Indicator Score:

8 / 20

No. 7

Preventive measures

Indicator Score:

23 / 30


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

  • Expedite the 2018 Tobacco Products and Nicotine Products Control Bill. An FCTC Article 5.3 provision in the draft Bill should be maintained.
  • Ban all tobacco-related CSR activities.
  • Adopt a code of conduct for all public officials to guide them when interacting with the tobacco industry which should be limited to only when strictly necessary.
  • Build capacity of civil society organizations to monitor and expose tobacco industry interference in tobacco control policies at all levels.

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