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 - 2014

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
6014
1046900
6014
1046900
Section 5
25
0
25
0
Section 6(a)
25
10700
25
10700
Section 6(b)
99
110400
99
110400
Section 7
7
0
7
0
FEBRUARY Section 4
6073
1046350
12087
2093250
Section 5
31
0
56
0
Section 6(a)
30
25200
55
35900
Section 6(b)
76
104800
175
215200
Section 7
11
0
18
0
MARCH Section 4
7062
1190250
19149
3283500
Section 5
26
0
82
0
Section 6(a)
59
42050
114
77950
Section 6(b)
80
54900
255
270100
Section 7
23
0
41
0
APRIL Section 4
6070
1064000
25219
4347500
Section 5
1
0
83
0
Section 6(a)
48
34500
162
112450
Section 6(b)
72
125700
327
395800
Section 7
15
0
56
0
MAY Section 4
8174
1445900
33393
5793400
Section 5
20
0
103
0
Section 6(a)
66
33900
228
146350
Section 6(b)
152
56600
479
452400
Section 7
25
0
81
0
JUNE Section 4
8246
1458600
41639
7252000
Section 5
24
0
127
0
Section 6(a)
200
18400
428
164750
Section 6(b)
655
117700
1134
570100
Section 7
230
4100
311
4100
JULY Section 4
8432
1475150
50071
8727150
Section 5
8
0
135
0
Section 6(a)
120
143000
548
307750
Section 6(b)
367
124200
1501
694300
Section 7
78
0
389
4100
AUGUST Section 4
9501
1783400
59572
10510550
Section 5
61
0
196
0
Section 6(a)
90
86750
638
394500
Section 6(b)
262
148500
1763
842800
Section 7
55
400
444
4500
SEPTEMBER Section 4
7596
1855900
67168
12366450
Section 5
34
0
230
0
Section 6(a)
119
131500
757
526000
Section 6(b)
250
138800
2013
981600
Section 7
50
0
494
4500
OCTOBER Section 4
7618
1437950
74786
13804400
Section 5
49
0
279
0
Section 6(a)
137
69000
894
595000
Section 6(b)
312
92500
2325
1074100
Section 7
53
15200
547
19700
NOVEMBER
Section 4
7422
1326400
82208
15130800
Section 5
17
0
296
0
Section 6(a)
67
29850
961
624850
Section 6(b)
285
196300
2610
1270400
Section 7
25
0
572
19700

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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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