Dimapur, October 20: District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC) Peren District organized a one day seminar for police enforcements on COTPA Act 2003 at 9th IR Battalion Saijang, in coordination with the commanding officer and other police officers and jawans in its conference hall on October 11.
Under COTPA Act 2003 anyone using tobacco in public shall be imposed up to Rs 200 fine. Sec 5 relates to fine with advertisements, Sec 6 & 6(a) prohibits the sale of tobacco to minors (under 18 years)/ prohibits the sale of tobacco within 100 meter yards of school campus, Sec 7,8,9, related to fine with labeling and production sector for 1 to 2 years or Rs 5000 or more.
Hoineichin Singson, social worker briefed the police officers related to the Act.
The police officers assured the DTCC that they will assist the department in any ways they can towards free tobacco community. (Page News Service)