Crusade Against Tobacco v. Union of India and Ors.

A tobacco control organization sought to enforce the provisions of the Cigarette and other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and commerce Production Supply and Distribution) with respect to hookah parlors.  The Court concluded that Mumbai food establishment licenses do not require compliance with COTPA.  Accordingly, the Court ordered the Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation to incorporate COTPA's terms while issuing such licenses.  The Court also noted that police authorities must inform the municipal corporation officers about any violations so that licenses not in compliance can be cancelled or suspended.


Crusade against Tobacco v. Union of India and ors., PIL 111, Bombay High Court (2011).

  • India
  • May 5, 2011
  • High Court of Judicature at Bombay


Plaintiff Crusade against Tobacco

Defendant Union of India

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