Tobacco Industry Interference Index: Asian Report on Implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 5.3 (2018)

Author: Mary Assunta

Introduction

The tobacco industry wants Asia. Asia’s large population and a growing economy have delivered sustained profits for tobacco companies and have made the industry more aggressive in protecting and growing its business. However, tobacco control efforts have progressed in leaps and bounds in Asia with nearly all Asian countries having ratified the global treaty, the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

Read more: Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)