This report series assesses the 15 tobacco companies in the Tobacco Transformation Index at a country level on activities related to tobacco harm reduction. Recall that the Index covers 36 countries globally, which account for approximately 85% of the current global population of adult smokers. The Tobacco Transformation Index ranks the 15 largest tobacco companies in the world, with company scoring calculated at the consolidated level.
During stakeholder consultation sessions, the need was identified to better assess company performance at the country level. Stakeholders noted that companies should be assessed by the Index for actions and outcomes under their control, rather than the result of external factors, while taking the country-level nicotine and tobacco regulatory context into account.
Report 5: What are tobacco companies selling where RRPs are legal?
Index research indicates that tobacco companies do not consistently sell reduced-risk products (RRPs) in countries where they are legally allowed and also sell high-risk products (HRPs). RRP offer and market share are concentrated in high-medium income countries.