COTPA

The cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of advertisement and regulation of Trade and Commerce, production, Supply and Distribution) Acts (COTPA) 2003 was enacted by Government of India mainly to discourage the consumption of Cigarettes and other Tobacco products through imposing progressive restrictions and to protect non-smokers from second hand smoke.

Accordingly prohibition of manufacture, sale etc of Gutka and Panmasala containing tobacco or nicotine have been banned in the State with effect from 22/05/2012 by the Commissioner of Food Safety

Crime Statement of COTPA Violations for - 2016

Month COTPA Violation Total No. of persons fined/Challaned Total amount collected(INR) Total No.of persons fined/ challaned till date Total amount collected (INR)till date
JANUARY
Section 4
15299
2940100
15299
2940100
Section 5
0
0
0
0
Section 6(a)
26
15950
26
15950
Section 6(b)
181
90700
181
90700
Section 7
18
0
18
0
FEBRUARY
Section 4
15091
2915700
30320
5855800
Section 5
5
0
5
0
Section 6(a)
29
39500
55
55450
Section 6(b)
196
149500
377
240200
Section 7
26
0
44
0
MARCH
Section 4
17700
3458700
48020
9314500
Section 5
0
0
5
0
Section 6(a)
54
72600
109
128050
Section 6(b)
196
100400
573
340600
Section 7
26
0
70
0
APRIL
Section 4
16117
4439400
64137
13753900
Section 5
0
0
5
0
Section 6(a)
48
36850
157
164900
Section 6(b)
107
145100
680
485700
Section 7
16
0
86
0
MAY
Section 4
13484 2568600 77621 16322500
Section 5
3
0
8
0
Section 6(a)
27
17200
184
182100
Section 6(b)
112
100600
792
586300
Section 7
13
0
99
0


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The Key provisions under the Act include:-

  1. Prohibition of smoking in public places (Section-4)
  2. Prohibition on all forms of direct / indirect advertisement, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products (Section-5)
  3. Prohibition and sale of tobacco products to minors (any person who is under eighteen years of age)
    (Section - 6(a))
  4. Prohibition and sale of tobacco products in an area within a radius of one hundred yards of any educational institution (Section - 6(b))
  5. Mandatory depiction of specified health warnings on all tobacco products (Section – 7)

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