Tobacco Control

Facilitating implementation of COTPA 2003

In technical and financial collaboration with the Union, New Delhi is implementing Tobacco control project entitled “Advancing comprehensive tobacco control to make Rajasthan through advocacy, Public Education, capacity building, Enforcement of Legislation and Monitoring and Evaluation”.

This project was to ensure effective implementation of section 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) in 24 out of 33 districts of Rajasthan in partnership with State and District tobacco control cells and steering committee covering the combined total population of 40 million.


Our Reach

District CMHO appointed as NODAL officer of COTPA implementation in intervention districts.

District level coordination committee (DLCC) under the chairmanship of district collector formed in all districts.

Order for compliance of section 4, 5, 6a and 6b released by district collector to the respective enforcement officers.

All the district level and block level officers are trained on COTPA challenging mechanism

Challan books distributed in all the districts and are made available to all the enforcement officers.

Cotpa enforcement mechanism established in all districts.

Cotpa Enforcement Mechanism being monitored by District Collector in the monthly DHS meeting in the respective districts.

Pali and Jalore district declared smoke free; compliance study was conducted by SIHFW (State institute of Family welfare), Rajasthan.

Rajasthan Government banned the sale of loose cigarette in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan Government imposed a complete ban on sale of tobacco products on the last day of the month, declaring last day of month as “No Tobacco Day”. This innovative move is accepted by community, medical department and even by the tobacco vendor group. “No Tobacco day” is followed in all districts.

A state level campaign for “Tobacco free Rajasthan” was initiated by Dr. Rajendra Rathore (Health Minister, GoR) on 13th May, 2015 from Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. Dignitaries such as State minister Smt. Kiran Maheshwari. The campaign is started with the objective of protecting youth from the ill effects tobacco consumption in entire Rajasthan. It is planned that awareness program through slogan writing at urban and rural areas is to be performed by health department and NGOs will assure the reach of the program. All the CMHOs are asked to do the same in all districts of Rajasthan.


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