Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Conduct Anti-Tobacco Awareness and preventive campaigns in all Offices & Schools and Display of Boards in all Educational Institutions – Instructions,Rc.80 ,Dt.19/3/18

School Education – The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of advertisement and regulation of trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act 34/2003 – Conduct Anti-Tobacco Awareness and preventive campaigns in all Offices & Schools and Display of Boards in all Educational Institutions – Instructions – Issued.












All   the   Regional     Joint    Directors      of    School     Education    /    District Educational    Officers    /   Principals    of  DIETs,    CTEs,    IASEs    in   the    State   are informed  that,   in  the  ref.   1st    read   above,     Govt.   of India   enacted  the   Cigarettes and   Other   Tobacco  Products    (    Prohibition   of Advertisement    and   Regulation    of Trade     and    Commerce,      Production,      Supply    and    Distribution)     Act    ,     2003 (34/2003)"    for  prohibition    of  smoking,    tobacco    products,      advertisement    and regulation    of   trade   and     commerce,    production,      supply   and     distribution. Further,   in  the ref.   2nct   read   above, Govt  of India has   issued  amendments   from time  to time.
In  the  Amendment,    dated:    19-1-2010,     Govt.   of India     the  following   rules
were  incorporated  to the Act  34/2003.
1.  Educational   institution"  means  any   place   or  centre  where  educational institutions   are imparted  according to the specific norms  and   include  any school / college     and     institution     of   higher     learning    established    or recognised  by  an  appropriate   authority.

2.         Display  of  Board by  Educational   Institutions:

i)The  owner   or  manager  or  any  person   in  charge   of affairs   of they educational   institution   shall  display  and   exhibit  a  board    at   a conspicuous   place    outside   the   premises,    prominently  stating that  sale   of  cigarettes     and   other   Tobacco  products   in  an   area within   a radius of ne  hundred  yards   of educational   institution   is strictly   prohibited    and    that  is   an   offence    punishable    under Section     24   of   the  Act   with    fine   which    may    extend     to  two hundred rupees.
ii)  The  distance  of one  hundred  yards  referred to  in  sub-rule   (1), shall be    measured    radially   starting   from    the    outer   limit    of   the boundary   wall   or  fence,   as   the   case   may   be  of  the  educational institution.
Further,    the   Health   & Family  Welfare   Department,     Govt.,    of  India   has furnished  the  following information   on  usage  of tobacco  and   its  repercussions, diseases   etc.,      to  create    awareness   and   to  take   preventive   steps   among  the public  /    students.       Copies    of  the  pamphlets   on   the    points     are    enclosed herewith.
1)   What   is Tobacco
2)  Tobacco   is  addictive
3)   What   in  Reality   are  Tobacco   users  consuming
4)  Alarming  Health   Related   Facts
5)  Tobacco   Burden    and   Prevalence
h)   U/hn      1t'\.  RQa.lii:ya.re  Toba.cco ugerg  conguming?
7)   How does  the Tobacco   industry  target youth?
8)   Passive   smoking  (Second   hand  Smoke   (SHS)
9)  What  youth   can  do?

Therefore,    all  the  Regional   Joint  Directors    of School   Education  /  District Educational    Officers/    Principals,    DIETs,    CTEs   and  IASE      are   requested   to conduct  Anti-Tobacco  awareness   campaigns    and   to  take  preventives  steps   in their  respective  offices  and  also  issue   necessary  instructions    to all  Field  officers
/  Headmasters    of  all schools   to  conduct   Anti-Tobacco   Awareness    Campaigns and    to  take  preventive  steps    in   their   jurisdiction,      duly   following    the   above guidelines.

Further    they   are also  requested   to take  all necessary   steps   to  display  of Boards   in all Educational  Institutions   of all managements   as  per  the above said instructions   (Amendment,     dated:    l '9-1-2010     to  Act  34/2003)    without    fail  and submit  compliance.

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