Tobacco is one of the world’s leading causes of death and disability. Karnataka presently has around 2 crore consumers, one third of who may die a premature death. Taking cognizance of this matter the state government has taken serious steps to implement cigarette and other tobacco products act (COTPA). Police have taken a novel and crucial role as protectors of health in reducing tobacco consumption with this step. Police personnel belonging 6 districts attended this workshop conducted at Police training college Nagenahalli Gulbarga. They were briefed regarding the COTPA laws and their proper implementation.