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 - 2015

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
9304
1763000
9304
1763000
Section 5
10
0
10
0
Section 6(a)
63
83700
63
83700
Section 6(b)
178
109000
178
109000
Section 7
22
3000
22
3000
FEBRUARY
Section 4
8814
1601500
18118
3364500
Section 5
12
0
22
0
Section 6(a)
45
68850
108
152550
Section 6(b)
240
98800
418
207800
Section 7
20
0
42
3000
MARCH
Section 4
9599
1877600
27717
5242100
Section 5
21
0
43
0
Section 6(a)
99
86650
207
239200
Section 6(b)
236
75100
654
282900
Section 7
39
17600
81
20600
APRIL
Section 4
11698
2223800
39415
7465900
Section 5
15
0
58
0
Section 6(a)
60
32100
267
271300
Section 6(b)
255
103050
909
385950
Section 7
43
0
124
20600
MAY
Section 4
15177
3004600
54592
10470500
Section 5
33
16000
91
16000
Section 6(a)
63
51750
330
323050
Section 6(b)
240
43000
1149
428950
Section 7
57
0
181
20600
JUNE
Section 4
14700
2851900
69292
13322400
Section 5
32
15900
123
31900
Section 6(a)
57
58200
387
381250
Section 6(b)
490
150100
1639
579050
Section 7
49
0
230
20600

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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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