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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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. Acknowledgments We gratefully acknowledge the efforts of Dr.
The use of simple technology provided quick results to policy-makers. The list of EIs included primary, middle, and high schools, colleges, deemed school and universities, and colleges for professional education and polytechnics. Cigarettes and Other Tobacco 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.
Tablet computers had preconfigured Google maps application with selected EIs marked for quick navigation. Tobacco control policies in India: Two teams covertly observed the selected EIs for at least 30 min during working hours on weekdays.
Using mobile technology to conduct epidemiological investigations. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. The results of our analyses were made available to policy-makers within a week. Factsheet- Institute of Global Tobacco Control. A standardized, easy, quick, and cost-effective method is required for strengthening implementation of COTPA across India. New technologies provide efficient, practical, and faster ways to collect and transmit data. Received Jul 7; Accepted Jun 2.
Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act
Kaur J, Jain DC. 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. Introduction Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature deaths globally and in India.
Activities related to Section 6 of COTPA around EIs, such as the sale of tobacco products within a radius of yards, sale of tobacco products to and by minors, and existence of display boards prohibiting sale of tobacco products were observed using Global Positioning System GPS -enabled tablet computers preloaded with maps and Open Data Kit software. Any outlet selling tobacco products within a radius of yards of an EI votpa face legal action, and any person who contravenes the provisions of Section 6 of COTPA is punishable with fine.
The study had following limitations: Prohibition of sale of tobacco products to or by persons under the age of 18 years. Similar periodic surveys are required to enable regulatory agencies to enforce COTPA in letter and spirit to control tobacco use.
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 copa android-based GPS-enabled tablet computers Samsung Galaxy Tab-4 having sim cards with active internet connection.
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This Act was enacted by the Parliament to give effect cotppa 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.
Indian J Public Health. The use of simple technology such as tablet computers can make data collection and analyze easy and provide quick results to policy-makers. 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.
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. 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.
Table 1 Violations observed under Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act at outlets selling tobacco products near educational institutions in Delhi, December 203 Violations observed under Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act at outlets selling tobacco products near educational institutions in Delhi, December Among the EIs surveyed 53 government, 47 privatetobacco products were sold at 43 outlets within a radius of yards of 27 EIs.
Finally, we are grateful to Dr. Global trends and projections for tobacco use, Sale of tobacco products is common around EIs in Delhi. Under the COTPA law, it is cootpa responsibility of the owner or manager or any person in charge of affairs of the EI to put up a display board stating prohibition of tobacco sale.