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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New technologies provide efficient, practical, and faster ways to collect and transmit data. Int J Prev Med. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.
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Photographs of observed violations were taken as supporting evidence. The use of simple technology provided quick results cohpa policy-makers.
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. The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution Act, or COTPA, is an Act of Parliament of India enacted in to prohibit advertisement of, and to provide for the regulation of trade and commerce in, and production, supply and distribution of cigarettes and other tobacco products in India.
The study had following limitations: 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.
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.
Use dmy dates from August Use Indian English from August All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English All articles with dead cltpa links Articles with dead external links from August Articles with permanently dead external links. The departments of health, education, and police need to work together to enforce tobacco control policy. Data collection was done using android-based GPS-enabled tablet computers Samsung Galaxy Tab-4 having sim cards with active internet connection.
Finally, we are grateful to Dr. 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.
Siblis Sayed and Bharat Kumar — the volunteers who did the fieldwork of this study. Table 1 Violations observed under Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act at outlets selling tobacco products near educational institutions in Delhi, December 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. World Health Organization; Kaur J, Jain DC. 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.
Using mobile technology to conduct epidemiological investigations. Received Jul 7; Accepted Jun 2.
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Open in a separate window. 22003 We gratefully acknowledge the efforts of Dr. Outlets selling tobacco products were close to the entrance of 11 EIs [ Table 1 ]. Sale of tobacco products is common around EIs in Delhi.
They benefit epidemiological studies by online storage of data in real time.
The use of tablet computers enabled data collection in real time and facilitated quick analysis. Indian J Public Health.
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Introduction Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature deaths globally and in India. Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products ActDelhieducational institutionstablet computerstobacco. The results of our analyses were made available to policy-makers within a week.
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, 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.