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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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Compliance monitoring of prohibition of smoking under section-4 of COTPA at a tertiary health-care institution in a smoke-free city of India. Published online Aug Indian J Public Health. Please review citpa privacy policy.

The use of tablet computers enabled data collection in real time and facilitated quick analysis. Views Read Edit View history. 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.

Open in a separate window. Among the EIs surveyed 97 schools and 3 colleges53 were government and 47 private institutions.

They benefit epidemiological studies by online storage of data in real time. Finally, we are grateful to Dr. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature deaths globally and in India.

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.

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Acknowledgments Cktpa gratefully acknowledge the efforts of Dr. Tobacco control policies in India: 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. This page was last edited on 28 Septemberat Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi, India. The use of simple technology provided quick results to policy-makers.

Data collection was done using android-based GPS-enabled tablet computers Samsung Galaxy Tab-4 having sim cards with dotpa internet connection.

Outlets selling tobacco products were close to the entrance of 11 EIs [ Table 1 coypa. Support Center Support Center. Results Among the EIs surveyed 97 schools and 3 colleges53 were government and 47 private institutions. No outlet had a display board prohibiting sale of tobacco products to minors. The collected data were automatically uploaded to the server and a daily backup was created.

Received Jul 7; Accepted Jun 2.

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. 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.

Two teams covertly observed the selected EIs for at least 30 min during working hours on weekdays. A display board outside an EI stating prohibition of sale of tobacco products within a radius of yards.

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. World Health Organization; Tablet computers had preconfigured Google maps application with selected EIs marked for quick navigation. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

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Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act

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.

Sale of tobacco products is common around EIs in Delhi.

One outlet sold tobacco products to minors during the period of observation, but sale of tobacco products by minors was not observed.

Photographs of observed violations were taken as supporting evidence. Siblis Sayed and Bharat Kumar — the volunteers who did the fieldwork of cotpx study. 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.

The study had following limitations: Introduction Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature deaths globally and in India.

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