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Preparation to make academic establishments tobacco free zone

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District stage coordination committee assembly was organized beneath the chairmanship of Collector Dr. Priyanka Shukla beneath the tobacco management program. Officers of all of the departments of the district have been current within the assembly of this committee organized for rising inter-departmental coordination for tobacco management and compliance of COTPA Act 2003. Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr. Avinash Khare and District Advisor Dr. Vinod gave data relating to the method of making a smoke-free district together with tobacco-free academic establishments and places of work and Sections 5 and seven along with Sections 4 and 6 of the Kotpa Act 2003. Action was advised as per the provisions of Section – 4 prohibits smoking in public locations. Breaking the rule may be punished with a superb of Rs 200. Section-5 offers with the ban on commercial of cigarettes and different tobacco merchandise. There is a provision of 1 thousand rupees and two years of punishment for the violation of the principles for the primary time. For the second time there’s a provision of superb of 5 thousand rupees and imprisonment of 5 years. Section – 6 is said to prohibition of sale or use by minors and close to academic establishments. There is a provision of superb of Rs 200 for violation of guidelines. Sections 7, 8, 9 cope with the prohibition of sale of cigarettes and different tobacco merchandise with out particular well being warnings. Challan motion is taken sometimes by Health Department, Police Department, Food and Drug Administration Department, Municipality, Labor Department and different departments. It was informed within the assembly that beneath the National Tobacco Control Program, the ability of de-addiction heart can be being supplied within the district hospital, Kanker.

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