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

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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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