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Tobacco use is leading preventable cota of premature deaths. Activities related to Section 6 of COTPA around EIs, such as the sale of tobacco products within a radius of yards, sale of tobacco products to and by minors, and existence of display boards prohibiting sale of tobacco products were observed using Global Positioning System GPS -enabled tablet computers preloaded with maps and Open Data Kit software. Data analysis was done using Epi Info version 7.
Among the EIs surveyed 53 government, 47 privatetobacco products were sold at 43 outlets within a radius of yards of 0203 EIs. No outlet had a display board prohibiting sale of tobacco products to minors. One outlet sold tobacco products to minors during the period of observation, but sale of tobacco products cltpa minors was not observed.
Sale of tobacco products is common around EIs in Delhi. The use of simple technology provided quick votpa to policy-makers. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature deaths globally and in India. Under the COTPA law, it is the responsibility of the owner or manager or any person in charge of affairs of the EI to put up a display board stating prohibition of tobacco sale.
Any outlet selling tobacco products within a radius of yards of an EI can face legal action, and any person who contravenes the provisions of Section 6 of COTPA is punishable with fine.
All offenses under this section are compoundable and tried in accordance with the Indian Code of Criminal Procedure, A cross-sectional study was conducted during December 10—16,in the state of Delhi population 17area km 2 to assess compliance of Section 6 dotpa COTPA. EIs across Delhi were cltpa using simple random sampling from the list of EIs published on the website of the Directorate of Education, Government of Delhi, after arranging them in ascending order of their identity numbers.
The list of EIs included primary, middle, and high schools, colleges, deemed school and universities, and colleges for professional education and polytechnics. Data collection was done using android-based GPS-enabled tablet computers Samsung Galaxy Tab-4 having sim cards with active internet connection.
Tablet computers had preconfigured Google maps application with selected EIs marked for quick navigation. Open Data Kit University of Washington, USA software was used for creating questionnaires for data cotppa in tablets, which had a linked cltpa for automatic download of data. Two teams covertly observed the selected EIs for at least 30 min during working hours on weekdays.
Tobacco products were considered to be easily accessible to minors if the EI had a tobacco sale outlet within a radius of yards, located near the entrance gate or on the road leading to the entrance gate of EI, and the seller was not ensuring the age of buyer before selling. The collected data were automatically uploaded to the server and a daily backup was created. Photographs of observed violations were taken as supporting evidence.
Among cptpa EIs surveyed 97 schools and 3 colleges53 were government and 47 private institutions. Twenty-seven EIs, which had outlets selling tobacco products within a radius of yards, did not have a display board prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to minors.
We observed one outlet selling tobacco coypa to minors, but sale of tobacco products by minors was not observed at any of the 27 EIs.
Outlets selling tobacco products were close to the entrance of 11 EIs [ Table 1 cotpw. Violations observed cootpa Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act at outlets selling tobacco products near educational institutions in Delhi, December The use of tablet computers enabled data collection in real time and facilitated quick analysis. The results of our analyses were made available to policy-makers within a dotpa. Laws for tobacco control impact multisectoral issues and need to be implemented in a dynamic fashion.
The departments of health, education, and police need to work together to enforce tobacco control policy. New technologies provide cohpa, practical, and faster ways to collect and transmit data. They benefit epidemiological studies by online storage of data in real time.
A standardized, easy, quick, and cost-effective method is required for strengthening implementation of COTPA across India.
This study is reproducible and can be applied to various sections of COTPA in any state or district for its efficient enforcement.
The study had following limitations: This study shows that it is feasible and beneficial to use a simple low-cost technology for regular citpa the adherence to various provisions of COTPA all over India.
The use of simple technology such as tablet computers can make data collection and analyze easy and provide quick results to policy-makers. Similar periodic surveys are required to enable regulatory agencies to enforce COTPA in letter and spirit to control tobacco use. We gratefully acknowledge the efforts of Dr. Siblis Sayed and Bharat Kumar — the volunteers who did the fieldwork of this study.
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We would like to acknowledge the role of the Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization, New Delhi, 20033 providing technical support, especially Jasvinder Singh and Sudha Kochar, for configuring the tablet computers used for the study.
We would also like to acknowledge the help of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, under whose aegis the study was done. Finally, we are grateful to Dr. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.
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Received Jul 7; Accepted Jun 2. Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products ActDelhieducational institutionstablet computerstobacco. Introduction Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature deaths globally and in India.
Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted during December 10—16,in the state of Delhi population 17area km 2030 to assess compliance of Section 6 of COTPA. Prohibition of sale of cofpa products to or cogpa persons under the age of 18 years.
The seller shopkeeper ascertains and ensures that the person who is buying a tobacco product is not a minor. A display board outside an EI stating prohibition of sale of tobacco products within a radius of yards. Results Among the EIs surveyed 97 schools and 3 colleges53 were government and 47 private institutions. Table 1 Violations observed under Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act at outlets selling tobacco products near educational institutions in Delhi, December Open in a separate window.
Conflicts of interest There are no conflicts of interest. Acknowledgments We gratefully acknowledge the efforts of Dr.
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