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Tobacco Vendor Density and Tobacco Vendor Proximity to Educational Institutions in Siliguri, India

In India, the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA, 2003) restricts tobacco advertising and product display at the point-of-sale (POS). The local government in Siliguri is implementing policies to strengthen enforcement of COTPA through the Tobacco Vendor Licensing. This study conducted a census of all tobacco vendors across five wards in Ranchi between November 2019 and January 2020, assessing the density of these vendors and their proximity to educational institutions.

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Policy area: Tobacco Vendor Licensing

Implementation area: Compliance

Region: South-East Asia

Resource type: Fact Sheets and Data

Source: Johns Hopkins University