New Global Index Tracks Tobacco Industry’s Influence In 33 Countries

The Telegraph: Tobacco industry has least influence on the U.K., watchdog ranking reveals
“The first-ever global index to track tobacco industry influence over public health policy has revealed that the U.K. is a world leader in efforts to curtail undue meddling. According to the report, published by the industry watchdog STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products), the U.K., Uganda, Iran, and Kenya are the most successful at ‘resisting industry interference’ in government. But Japan, Jordan, Egypt, and Bangladesh have ‘succumbed’ and have the highest levels of tobacco industry influence of the 33 countries tracked, the report claims…” (Newey, 10/10).