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AP: Dated: 19-03-2018 Rc, No. 80/A&I/2018 Conduct Anti-Tobacco Awareness and preventive campaigns in all Offices & Schools and Display of Boards in all Educational Institutions

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AP: Dated: 19-03-2018 Rc, No. 80/A&I/2018 Conduct Anti-Tobacco Awareness and preventive campaigns in all Offices & Schools and Display of Boards in all Educational Institutions

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     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

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      1) The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003 (Act 34/2003)

     2) Amendments, 19-1-2010, 5-3-2010, 27-3-2011, 11-8-2011, 27-10-2011, 21-9-2012, 23-5-2017 etc., to Act 34/2003

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             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. 1 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. 2nd 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 college and institution of higher learning established or school recognised by the an appropriate authority. Display of Board by Educational Institutions:

      ⏩2. The owner or manager or any person in charge of affairs of they educational institution shall display and exhibit a board a conspicuous place outside the premises, prominently stating that sale of cigarettes and other Tobacco products in an are within a radius of ne hundred yards of educational institution

       ⏩i strictly prohibited and that is an offence punishable under Section 24 of the Act with fine which may extend to two hundred rupee

       ⏩ ii) The distance of one hundred yards referred to in sub-rule (1), shall of the be measured radially starting from the outer limit 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

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