Maha govt to start campaign to make residential schools tobacco-free

Earlier in the year, the state government had initiated a campaign to take action against those who sell tobacco products within 100 yards of a school or college. Action was taken as per the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA). Not only this, a toll-free number was also started to lodge a complaint against them

Maha govt to start campaign to make residential schools tobacco-freeNow upon these lines, the Maharashtra government is set to make residential schools tobacco-free. Social Welfare Minister, Rajkumar Badole,  stated that a notification was sent to residential schools across the state, instructing them to check whether there is sale of tobacco in their vicinity. And also to create posters which make children aware about the […]

Now head police constables can impose fines under the COPTA Act

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has sent an Advisory to all Principal Secretaries of State health departments to consider notifying head constables, municipal officers etc. as additional enforcement officers to impose and collect fines under Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act. (COTPA)

Now head police constables can impose fines under the COPTA ActThe letter was issued on Thursday, October 25 in which Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Joint Secretary, Vikas Sheel, mentioned that India is the third largest tobacco producing nation and second largest consumer of tobacco worldwide. Mortality due to tobacco in India is estimated at upwards of 1.3 million (13.5 lakhs) annually. One feature […]

Pledge for life: Schoolchildren join campaign, say ‘no’ to tobacco

Pledge for Life’ campaign is all about saving children from initiating tobacco use. Children are informed about the ill-effects of tobacco and administered an oath that they will not touch tobacco and also discourage their family and friends from doing so

Pledge for life: Schoolchildren join campaign, say ‘no’ to tobaccoMaharashtra has 2.4 crore tobacco users and an estimated 72,000 die every year due to tobacco use. Sambandh Health Foundation’s Deepak Chhibba said according to Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) 2016-17, in Maharashtra state 26.6% of the population people (aged 15+) consume tobacco in some form. Of these 17 lac (1.9%) smoke cigarettes and another […]

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: CM Fadnavis takes a pledge for tobacco-free Maharashtra

On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day, Maharashtra government has taken a pledge to make the state tobacco-free. Also, the government has launched a toll-free number for the people to file complaints in case Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) has been violated in the state

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: CM Fadnavis takes a pledge for tobacco-free MaharashtraThe government of Maharashtra has undertaken various initiatives to make the state tobacco-free. On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day, a programme was organised by the Salaam Bombay Foundation in Mantralaya. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Health Minister Deepak Sawant, took the pledge of tobacco-free Mantralaya, along with the officers and the staff […]

Navi Mumbai CP organises special training on COPTA act

A smoker can affect the health of 2 to 4 other people standing close by through passive smoking. Smoking in public places and selling tobacco products to children is an offense under the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA). COTPA prohibits smoking in public places, direct/indirect advertising and promotion of tobacco products, sale to/by minors, sale within 100 yards of schools and sale of tobacco-products without statutory warnings

Navi Mumbai CP organises special training on COPTA act“Smoking in public places is injurious to health and is also an offense. Besides impacting their own health, the smoker can also affect the health of 2 to 4 other people standing close by. This causes some serious health issues – cancer, respiratory and cardiac diseases. Even more alarming is the introduction to tobacco usage […]