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