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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Retrieved from ” https: Linking smartphones to web applications for epidemiology, ecology 0203 community data collection. This study is reproducible and can be applied to various sections of COTPA in any state or 2030 for its efficient enforcement. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi, India. 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.

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. 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.

The use of simple technology provided quick results to policy-makers. The departments of health, education, and police need to work together to enforce tobacco control policy.

Data analysis was done using Epi Info version 7. National Center for 20003 InformationU. 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.


Finally, we are grateful to Dr. 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 use of tablet computers enabled data collection in real time and facilitated quick analysis.

Outlets selling tobacco products were close to the entrance of 11 EIs [ Table 1 ].

All offenses under this section are compoundable and tried in accordance with the Indian Code of Criminal Procedure, The collected data were automatically uploaded to the server and a daily backup was created. A display board outside an EI stating prohibition of sale of tobacco products within a radius of yards. Compliance monitoring of prohibition of smoking under section-4 of COTPA at a cot;a health-care institution in a smoke-free city of India.

Conflicts of interest There are no conflicts of interest. Siblis Sayed and Bharat Kumar — the volunteers who did the fieldwork of this study. Prohibition 2030 sale of tobacco products to or by persons under the age of 18 years.

Kaur J, Jain DC. Use of mobile phones for community-based health reporting. Laws for tobacco control impact multisectoral issues and need to be implemented in a dynamic fashion. Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. 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.

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World Health Organization; Using mobile technology to conduct epidemiological investigations. A standardized, easy, quick, and cost-effective method is required for strengthening implementation of COTPA across India. The use of simple technology such as tablet computers can make data collection and analyze easy and provide quick results to policy-makers. Int J Prev Med. Factsheet-Institute of Global Tobacco Control.


Developing and validating a tablet version of an illness explanatory model interview for a public health survey in Pune, India.

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Global trends and projections for tobacco use, No outlet had a display board prohibiting sale of tobacco products to minors. Among the EIs surveyed 97 schools and 3 colleges53 were government and 47 private institutions. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Indian J Public Health.

Data collection was done using android-based GPS-enabled tablet computers Samsung Galaxy Tab-4 having sim cards with active internet connection. Violations observed under Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act at outlets selling tobacco products near educational institutions in Delhi, December Table 20033 Violations observed under Cigarettes and other Cohpa Products Act at outlets selling tobacco products near educational institutions in Delhi, December Tobacco use is leading preventable cause of premature deaths.

Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products ActDelhieducational institutionstablet computerstobacco. The list of EIs included primary, middle, and high schools, colleges, deemed school and universities, and colleges for professional education and polytechnics.

Under the COTPA law, it is the 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. Among the EIs surveyed 53 government, 47 privatetobacco products were sold at 43 outlets within a radius of yards of 27 EIs. The results of our analyses were made available to policy-makers within a week.