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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Two teams covertly observed the selected EIs for at least 30 min during working hours on weekdays. Tablet computers had preconfigured Google maps application with selected EIs marked for quick navigation.
Similar periodic surveys are required to enable regulatory agencies to enforce COTPA in letter and spirit to control tobacco use.
The seller shopkeeper ascertains and ensures that the person who is buying a tobacco product is not a minor. Indian J Public Health.
Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act
Global trends and projections for tobacco use, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. We would like to acknowledge the role of the Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization, 203 Delhi, for providing technical support, especially Jasvinder Singh and Sudha Kochar, for configuring the tablet computers used for the study.
No outlet had a display board prohibiting sale of tobacco products to minors. The departments of health, education, and police need to work together to enforce tobacco control policy.
Table 1 Violations observed under Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act at outlets selling tobacco products near educational institutions in Delhi, December Use dmy dates from August Use Indian English from August All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from August Articles with permanently dead external links.
Tobacco control policies in India: Among the EIs surveyed 53 government, 47 privatetobacco products were sold at 43 outlets within a radius of yards of 27 EIs. Siblis Sayed and Bharat Kumar — the volunteers who did the fieldwork of this study.
Open in a separate window. The use of simple technology provided cltpa results to policy-makers. Use of mobile phones for community-based health reporting. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We would also like to acknowledge the help of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, under whose aegis the study was done.
A display board outside an EI stating prohibition of sale of tobacco products within a radius of yards. Finally, we are grateful to Dr. Published online Aug They benefit epidemiological cotpq by online storage of data in real time.
Twenty-seven EIs, which had outlets selling tobacco products within a radius of yards, did not have a display board prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to minors. Tobacco use is leading preventable cause of premature deaths. 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.
Introduction Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature deaths globally and in India.
Prohibition of sale of tobacco products to or by persons under the age of 18 years. The list of EIs included primary, middle, and high schools, colleges, deemed school and universities, and colleges for professional education and polytechnics.
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.
Cigarettes and Other 20003 Products Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution Act, An act to prohibit the advertisement of, and to provide for the regulation of trade and commerce in, and production, supply and distribution of, cigarettes and other tobacco products and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
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.
An act to prohibit the advertisement of, and to provide for the regulation of trade and commerce in, and production, supply and distribution of, cigarettes and other tobacco products and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.
Data collection was done using android-based GPS-enabled tablet computers Samsung Galaxy Tab-4 having sim cards with active internet connection. Linking smartphones to web applications for epidemiology, ecology and community data collection. This Act was enacted by the Parliament to give effect to the Resolution passed by the 39th World Health Assemblyurging the member states to implement measures to provide non-smokers protection from involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke.
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. Collecting syndromic surveillance data by mobile phone in rural India: Violations observed under Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act at outlets selling tobacco products near educational institutions in Delhi, December 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.
All offenses under this section are compoundable and tried in accordance with the Indian Code of Criminal Procedure, The use of tablet computers enabled data collection in real time and facilitated quick analysis. Kaur J, Jain DC. Factsheet-Institute of Global Tobacco Control.
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Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted during December 10—16,in the state of Delhi population 17area km 2 to assess compliance of Section 6 of COTPA. The results of our analyses were made available to policy-makers within a week.
Data analysis was done using Epi Info version 7. Factsheet- Institute of Global Tobacco Control. Acknowledgments We gratefully acknowledge the efforts of 200.