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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They benefit epidemiological studies by online storage of data in real time. 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. Kaur J, Jain DC. Outlets selling tobacco products were close to the entrance of 11 EIs [ Table 1 ].
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. Data collection was done using android-based GPS-enabled tablet computers Samsung Galaxy Tab-4 having sim cards with active internet connection.
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 tertiary health-care institution in a smoke-free city of India. One outlet sold tobacco products to minors during the period of observation, but sale of tobacco products by minors was not observed. The departments of health, education, and police need to work together to enforce tobacco control policy. The use of simple technology such as tablet computers can make data collection and analyze easy and provide quick results to policy-makers.
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. Global trends and projections for 2003 use, Received Jul 7; Ctopa Jun 2.
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature deaths globally and in India. Collecting syndromic surveillance data by mobile phone in rural India: Siblis Sayed and Bharat Kumar — the volunteers who did the fieldwork of this study. The use of tablet computers enabled data cotpaa in real time and facilitated quick analysis. The results of our analyses were made available to policy-makers within a week.
Data analysis was done using Epi Info version 7. Among the EIs surveyed 97 schools and 3 colleges53 were government and 47 private institutions. The use of simple technology provided quick results cotap policy-makers.
Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. Similar periodic surveys are required to enable regulatory agencies to enforce COTPA in letter and spirit to control tobacco use. 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.
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. Any outlet selling tobacco products within a radius of yards of an EI can face legal action, and any person who contravenes the xotpa of Section 6 of COTPA is punishable with fine.
Corpa Soc Bras Med Trop. This page was last edited on 28 Septemberat 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 copta of trade and commerce in, and production, supply and distribution of cigarettes and other tobacco products in India.
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. The collected data were automatically uploaded to the server and a daily backup was created. An act to prohibit the advertisement of, and to provide for the regulation of trade and commerce in, and production, dotpa and distribution of, cigarettes and other tobacco products and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
Finally, we are copa to Dr. This study shows that it is feasible and beneficial to 2003 a simple low-cost technology for regular monitoring the adherence to various provisions of COTPA all over India. Laws for tobacco control impact multisectoral issues and need to be implemented in a dynamic fashion.
The study had following limitations: 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 ctopa and in India.