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A comparative analysis of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and the Indian laws regulating Tobacco PDF Print

This document was a comparative analysis of various Indian legislations that can be used to substantiate the provisions of COTPA[the Cigarette and Other Tobacco products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production Supply and Distribution) Act] 2003, vis-a-vis WHO-FCTC (Framework Convention on Tobacco Control) provisions and international best practices. For each provision, the role of multi-stakeholders from an Indian perspective was listed. The intent of this report was to use this as an advocacy document at various government departments and by NGOs etc.

This report was formally released on September 9, 2008 by Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare at the inaugural function of the National Advocacy Workshop on Tobacco Control and Related Issues in India. 250 copies of this document were disseminated at the workshop. It was jointly published by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India (GoI) and World Health Organization (WHO).

Principal Investigator: K S Reddy
Co – Principal Investigator: Monika Arora
Project Duration: 2008
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