Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003192
Title: Assessing the compliance with cigarettes and other tobacco products act 2003 in Chennai: An observational study
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: In India, tobacco is consumed widely and in multiple forms such as chewing tobacco, cigarettes, and beedis. Tobacco use is especially problematic among Indian youth. According to Global Youth Tobacco Survey reports, 14% of students currently use some form of tobacco. The COTPA ACT (2003) add relevant rules to control the tobacco menace. Aim: This study aims to ensure the compliance with the section of COTPA 2003 regarding the sale of tobacco products around school in Chennai. Materials and Methods: A total of 120 schools in Chennai were selected by simple random sampling and were observed. 150-yard radius around each school was canvassed to ensure that all shops within 100-yard radius were observed. The study was completed by visiting and observing 100-yard radius of each and every selected school. Results: Of 120 schools observed, nearly 52% (63) of schools had shop selling tobacco products within 100 m radius. Conclusion: This study shows that COTPA 2003 is not being implemented to its fullest extent in Chennai. There is widespread violation with respect to the sale of tobacco products around 100 m radius of school.

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    Naziya K. Babu1 , Meignana Arumugham Indiran2 , Pradeep Kumar Rathinavelu2 , Sri Sakthi Dorai Kannan2

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    1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Naziya K. Babu, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Naziya K. Babu1 , Meignana Arumugham Indiran2 , Pradeep Kumar Rathinavelu2 , Sri Sakthi Dorai Kannan2

    Title:Assessing the compliance with cigarettes and other tobacco products act 2003 in Chennai: An observational study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (February)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (348-351)
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    Methodology:An observational study
    Research Materials: Adults, cigarettes and other tobacco products act

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Adults cigarettes and other tobacco products act Schools Smoking Tobacco

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