Government Initiatives
 
The National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP)……….

was launched by the Government of India to (i) create awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco consumption, (ii) reduce the production and supply of tobacco products, (iii) ensure effective implementation of the provisions under “The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003” (COTPA) and (iv) help the people quit tobacco use through Tobacco Cessation Centres.

The NTCP will be implemented through a three tiered structure- (i) National Tobacco Control Cell (ii) State Tobacco Control Cell & (iii) District Tobacco Control Cell. (subsumed in the flexi pool for NCDs under NHM)

A. National Tobacco Control Cell
The National Tobacco Control Cell (NTCC) under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is responsible for overall policy formulation, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the different activities envisaged under the programme. The National cell shall be supported by 8 consultants, who will be hired under the programme.

Major Components and activities:
  • 2.1 Public awareness/mass media campaigns for awareness building and behavioural change.
  • 2.2 Establishment of tobacco product testing laboratories.
  • 2.3 Setting up a National Tobacco Regulatory Authority (NTRA).
  • 2.4 Advocacy and inter-sectoral linkages.
  • 2.5 Research.
  • 2.6 Monitoring and evaluation including Global Adult Tobacco Survey GATS)/ Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS).
  • 2.7 Expansion of cessation facilities.
  • 2.8 Setting up National Tobacco Quit-line and helpline.
  • 2.9 Organizing review meetings and monitoring visits for implementation of NTCP.
  • 2.10 Support to NGOs for Trainings, School Programmes and innovative proposals.
  • 2.11 Setting up Online reporting mechanism
B. State Tobacco Control Cell

The State Tobacco Control Cell (STCC) is headed by a State Nodal Officer, who is a Senior Officer from State Department of Health preferably on a full time basis, to look after all the NCD programmes. The STCC shall be established as a sub-set of the State NCD cell so to avoid duplication of activities, bring synergy with the two programmes and also for optimum resource utilization.

2. State level Coordination Committee: Every state should have a State Level Coordination Committee headed by Chief Secretary or his nominee and Principal Secretary/Secretary (Health) as the member secretary. This committee is responsible for overall implementation of National Tobacco Control Programme and COTPA in the state. States may also form a small working group with representatives from select key Departments who will monitor the activities under NTCP on day to day basis. The working group may meet on a monthly basis; however, the SLCC should meet every quarter to review progress.

3. Major Activities of State Tobacco Control Cell (STCC):
  • 3.1 Training of multiple stakeholders for tobacco control through state level advocacy.
  • 3.2 Integrating Tobacco Control with other health programmes/activities.
  • 3.3 Incorporating Tobacco Control in the state level IEC campaign.
  • 3.4 Flexi pool to cater to state specific needs.
  • 3.5 Mobility support to strengthen monitoring and enforcement of COTPA.
4. Manpower for STCC

There is provision of recruitment of two contractual staff at the state level to assist the State Nodal Officer in tobacco control initiatives. The two personnel are: (i) Consultant and (ii) Legal officer.

C. District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC)

Every identified district shall have a District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC). The District Tobacco Control Cell is responsible for overall planning, implementation, and monitoring of the different activities and achievement of physical and financial targets under the programme at the district level. The DTCC shall be established as a sub-set of the District NCD cell so to avoid duplication of activities, bring synergy with the two programmes and also for optimum resource utilization.

The DTCC is headed by a District Nodal Officer preferably Chief Medical Officer/Civil Surgeon on a full time basis to look after all the NCD programmes in the District.

2. Every District is expected to constitute an enforcement squad preferably under the Collector/ District Magistrate (DM), which is responsible for monitoring compliance with COTPA 2003 and taking action against any violations in the district.

3. District level Coordination Committee (DLCC): Each district should have a District Level Coordination Committee chaired by Collector or District Magistrate, and District Nodal Officer as the member secretary, who shall convene the meetings of the Committee.

4. Major Activities of District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC):
  • 4.1 Training and Capacity Building of relevant Stakeholders
  • 4.2 School Awareness Programmes
    There are two models in school programme : i) integrate tobacco control activities in the schools already having /existing school health programme; and ii) initiate tobacco control programmes in 70 schools in a district.
  • 4.3. Setting up and expansion of tobacco cessation facilities including support for pharmacological treatment of tobacco dependence.
  • 4.4. Information, Education and Communication (IEC)/ Media Campaign.
  • 4.5. A Flexi pool has been created to cater to district specific needs.
5. Manpower for District Tobacco Control Programme

In each DTCC, there is provision for recruiting two personnel, i.e. (i) Consultant and (ii) Social Worker to assist in implementation of the programme. The support staff / administrative staff shall be shared with the NCD programme.

[EPC under NRHM has granted approval for the District level activities under NTCP for the 12th Five Year Plan under the NCD Flexipool.]

Each District has also been provided support for establishing Tobacco Cessation Centre at an annual cost of Rs. 7.5 lakh
Gutka Ban and Pack Warning Notifications
 
Andhra Pradesh , Bihar , Dadra Nagar Haveli , Himachal Pradesh , Jammu & Kashmir , Maharashtra , Manipur , Mizoram
Central Government Orders
 
1. New pictorial health warnings - 24 September 2015
2. New pictorial health warnings - 15 October 2014
3. Assam Notification on Ban of Gutka
4. Jammu & Kashmir Notification on Ban of Gutka
5. Odisha Notification on Ban of Gutka
6. Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rules, 2012
7. Haryana gutka ban order
8. Delhi Order for Gutka Ban
9. Mizoram Notification on Ban of Gutka
10. Jharkhand_Gutka Ban Order
11. Chandigarh gutka ban order
12. Maharashtra Gutka Ban Order
13. Public notice on Gutka Ban Bihar
14. IInd Amend. Rules on tobacco use in films
15. General Guidelines for implementation of Section 7 "Pictorial Warnings on all Tobacco Products" of COTPA
16. Food safety and standards (Prohibition and Restrction on sales) regulation, 2011
17. Public Notice vide Gazette Notification no. G.S.R. 619 (E) dated 11th August, 2011
18. Section 6 notification 11 Aug 2011
19. Tobacco Product Manufacturers, Distributors & Retailers
20. Packaging and Labelling Rules, 2011
21. Notification dated 4th February, 2011 on plastic management rules issued by Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India
22. Notification G.S.R. 985 (E) dated 20th December, 2010 by MoHFW
23. Public Notice Issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) regarding the sale of Cigarettes or any other Tobacco Products in an area within a radius of one hundred yards of any educational institution is prohibited
24. Ministry of Information & Broadcasting issued the Directive for surrogate advertisement to all TV channels dated 17th June 2010
25. Notification G.S.R 411 (E), dated 17th May, 2010 on New Pictorial Health Warning
26. Notification dated 29th April, 2010 issued by the Ministry of Finance
27. Notification G[1].S.R. 305(E) dt 03-05-2009 on Packaging & Labelling Rules 2008
28. Notification dated 5th March 2010
29. Notification dated 15th September 2009
30. Notification dated 30 July 2009 for Section 7
31. Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging & labelling)Amendment.
32. Cable Television Networks (Regulation), Act, 2009
33. Corrigendum to Notification No.GSR.2130 (E) dated 27.08.08, regarding Packaging and Labeling Rules, 2008.
34. Corrigendum to Notification No.GSR.693 (E) dated 29.09.08, regarding Packaging and Labeling (Amendments) Rules, 2008.
35. Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products [Packaging & labelling (Amendment) Rules], 2008.
36. Corrigendum to Notification No.GSR.182 (E) dated 15.03.08, regarding Packaging and Labeling Rules, 2008.
37. Prohibition of Smoking in Public Places Rules, 2008
38. Packaging and Labeling Rules, 2008.
39. Corrigendum to Notification No.GSR.641 (E) dated 01.10.07, regarding Packaging and Labeling Rules, 2006.
40. Corrigendum to Notification No.GSR.641 (E) dated 01.10.07, regarding Packaging and Labeling Rules, 2006.
41. Activation of Section 7(1),(2),(3),(4).8,9,10 & 20 of The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products ( Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act,2003.
42. Corrigendum to Notification No.GSR.408 (E) dated 31.05.07, regarding Packaging and Labeling Rules, 2006.
43. (Packaging and Labeling)(Amendment) Rules, 2007.
44. Corrigendum to Notification No.GSR.42 (E) dated 24.01.07, regarding Packaging and Labeling Rules, 2006.
45. Corrigendum to Notification No.GSR.402 (E) dated 05.07.06, regarding Packaging and Labeling Rules, 2006.
46. Corrigendum to Notification No.GSR.137 dated 25.02.04, regarding Advertisement Rules, 2004.
47. Constitution of Steering Committee.
48. Corrigendum to Notification No.GSR.449 (E) dated 3, regarding Amendment Rules, 2005.
49. Corrigendum to Notification No.GSR.259 (E) dated 28.04.06, regarding Amendment Rules, 2005.
50. Packaging and Labeling Rules, 2006
51. Corrigendum to Notification No.GSR.190 (E) dated 30.03.06, regarding Amendment Rules, 2005.
52. Corrigendum to Notification No.GSR.124 (E) dated 28.02.06, regarding Amendment Rules, 2005.
53. Corrigendum to Notification No.GSR.754 (E) dated 30.12.05, regarding Amendment Rules, 2005.
54. Corrigendum to Notification No.GSR.616 (E) dated 29.09.05, regarding Amendment Rules, 2005.
55. Second Amendment Rules, 2005.
56. Corrigendum to Notification No.GSR.496 (E) dated 27.07.05, regarding Amendment Rules, 2005.
57. Corrigendum to Notification No.GSR.345 (E) dated 31.05.05, regarding Amendment Rules, 2005.
58. Amendement Rules, 2005
59. Educational Institutions Rules, 2004
60. Advertisement Rules, 2004
61. Activation of Section 1,2,3,4,5,6(a),12(1)(b),12(2),13(1)(b),13(2),14,16,19,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,& 31 of The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products ( Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act,2003.
State Government Orders
 
Budgam, J&K - Block Level Task Force and Review Format
Golaghat, Assam - Notification for Tobacco Free Schools
Jhunjhunu - Challan Copy
Khurda - Letter for Public Place Managers
UP - Letter for Smoke Free Offices
 
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