No of. 2. In the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition .. The objective of COTPA is to provide effective protection to non-smokers. What are the key provisions of COTPA ? Section 4: Prohibition Of Smoking In Public Places. The Government of India passed new rules on May 30, May 10, Home · Document · Health and Family Welfare; The Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products ACT(COTPA), Print; Share; Facebook · Twitter.

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Factsheet- Institute of Global Tobacco Control. Indian J Public Health. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act

World Health Organization; Conflicts of interest There are no conflicts of interest. All offenses under this section are compoundable and tried in accordance with the Indian Code of Criminal Procedure, EIs across Delhi were selected using simple random sampling from the list of EIs published on the website of the Directorate of Education, Government of Delhi, after arranging them in ascending order of their identity numbers.

Photographs of observed violations were taken as supporting evidence. Sale of tobacco products is common around EIs in Delhi.

Results Among the EIs surveyed cot;a schools and 3 colleges53 were government and 47 private institutions. Similar periodic surveys are required to enable regulatory agencies to enforce COTPA in letter dotpa spirit to control tobacco use. Open Data Kit University of Washington, USA software was used for creating questionnaires for data collection in tablets, which had a linked server for automatic download of data.


Data analysis was done using Epi Info version 7. Factsheet-Institute of Global Tobacco Control. This page was last edited on 28 Septemberat Any outlet selling tobacco products within a radius of yards of an EI can face legal action, and any person who contravenes the provisions of Section 6 of COTPA is punishable with fine.

Introduction Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature deaths globally and in India. Laws for tobacco control impact multisectoral issues and need to be implemented in a dynamic fashion.

Global trends and projections for tobacco use, National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Prohibition of sale of tobacco products to or by persons under the age of 18 years. Siblis Sayed and Bharat Kumar — the volunteers who did the fieldwork of this study.

Int J Prev Med. Outlets selling tobacco products were close to the entrance of 11 EIs [ Table 1 ]. Among the EIs surveyed 53 government, 47 privatetobacco products were sold at 43 outlets within a radius of yards of 27 EIs. We would like to acknowledge the role of the Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization, New Delhi, for providing technical support, especially Jasvinder Singh and Sudha Kochar, for configuring the tablet computers used for the study.

Retrieved from ” https: This study is reproducible and can be applied to various sections of COTPA in any state or district for its efficient enforcement. Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi, India. The collected data were automatically uploaded to the server and a daily backup was created.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. This study shows that it is feasible and beneficial to use a simple low-cost technology for regular monitoring the adherence to various provisions of COTPA all over India.


Table 1 Violations observed under Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act at outlets selling tobacco products near educational institutions in Delhi, December A cross-sectional study was conducted during December cogpa,in the state of Delhi population 17area km 2 to assess compliance of Section 6 of COTPA.

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Two teams covertly observed the selected EIs for at least 30 min during working hours on weekdays. The use of simple technology provided quick results to policy-makers. We observed one outlet selling tobacco products to minors, but sale of tobacco products by minors was not observed at any of the 27 EIs.

Data collection was done using android-based GPS-enabled tablet computers Samsung Galaxy Tab-4 having sim cards with active internet connection.

Tobacco products were considered to be easily accessible to minors if the EI had a tobacco sale outlet within a radius of yards, located near the entrance gate or on the road leading to the entrance gate of EI, and the seller was not ensuring the age of buyer before selling.

Please review our privacy policy. The results of our analyses were made 20003 to policy-makers within a week.