Compliance COTPA 2003 and other supportive law for tobacco free district Kanpur Nagar in State of Uttar Pradesh
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Health Department, India
State Tobacco Control Cell, India
Publication date: 2018-03-01
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2018;16(Suppl 1):A67
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Kanpur nagar is big industrial city of India and hub for pan masala and tobacco manufacturers. Despite these challenges district administration along with health department has taken important steps to combat the control use of tobacco in mission mode. Under the umbrella of National Tobacco control Program the strict implementation of Sec- 4, 5, 6 & 7 of COTPA Act 2003 is executed in District Kanpur Nagar both rural and urban areas.
Government of india enacted' (COTPA)' 2003,which prohibits smoking in public places.

It was Cross sectional study conducted in May 2015 in 6 urban and 2 rural blocks of Kanpur city. For compliance monitoring an observation checklist was used which had been developed by department of Community Medicine GSVM Medical college Kanpur , the minimum sample size was estimated to be 499 at the the estimated compliance of 50% , confidence interval of 95% and at 5 % margin of error. Other law used for Tobacco free offices, like Spitting law, MCD.

“No Smoking/Tobacco free sinages”were displayed at 84.50 %, “No smoking/Tobacco free sinages were displayed either at entrance or conspicuous places at 98.14%, Cigarette butts or bidi stubs at the time of visit were noticed at 15.33% public places. In none of the educational institute, point of sale was found inside the campus .point of sale of tobacco products was within 100 yards of radius distance from main gate of 12 (15%) educational institution.

In view of finding of the present survey across 574 sites in urban and rural Kanpur Nagar representing 7 different categories of public places the compliance to provisions of section 4, section 5 and section 6 of COTPA is observed to be more than 80 Percent.

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