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

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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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