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UK Tobacco Industry Interference Index - Policy Brief

This report examines how effective the UK government is at preventing the tobacco industry from interfering in policy and legislation.

This report forms part of the Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index, which includes 57 countries from around the world.

This report, covering the period January - December 2019, found that:

  • the UK compared favourably to most other countries but there is still room for improvement
  • the UK’s score deteriorated from 26 to 32
  • the UK dropped from first to fourth position overall.

This brief explains the background and context to the UK Tobacco Industry Interference Index, outlines its strengths and limitations, and makes key recommendations.