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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Use of mobile phones for community-based health reporting. The seller shopkeeper ascertains and ensures that the person who is buying a tobacco product is not a minor. Views Read Edit View history.

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Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. 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.

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Similar periodic surveys are required to enable regulatory agencies to enforce COTPA in letter and spirit to control tobacco use. Two teams covertly observed the selected EIs for at least 30 min during working hours on weekdays. Factsheet-Institute of Global Tobacco Control.


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Global trends and projections for tobacco use, Prohibition of sale of tobacco products to or by persons under the age of 18 203. The collected data were automatically uploaded to the server and a daily backup was created. Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi, India.

Developing and validating a tablet version of an illness explanatory model interview for a public health survey in Pune, India. Data collection was done using android-based GPS-enabled tablet computers Samsung Galaxy Tab-4 having sim cards with active internet connection.

They benefit epidemiological studies by online storage of data in real time. The study had following limitations: Among the EIs surveyed 53 government, 47 privatetobacco products were sold at 43 outlets within a radius of yards of 27 EIs.

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. This page was last edited on 28 Septemberat Outlets selling tobacco products were close to the entrance of 11 EIs [ Table 1 ]. cotps

Kaur J, Jain DC. Introduction Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature deaths globally and in India. 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. Collecting syndromic surveillance data by mobile phone in rural India: Laws for tobacco control impact multisectoral issues and need to be implemented in a dynamic fashion.


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. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. Received Jul 7; Accepted Jun 2. Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

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. The results of our analyses were made available to policy-makers within a week. Sale of tobacco products is common around EIs in Delhi. Using mobile technology to conduct epidemiological investigations.

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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.