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Desert Oasis Company v. Republic of France

A hookah bar and a hookah association brought suit attempting to invalidate a 2008 administrative decision not to repeal decrees containing certain smoke free measures.  The bar and association claimed that promulgation of the smoke free measures constituted an abuse of power by the government. The court disagreed, holding that the smoke free measures were in place to protect the general public as well as employees of public establishments and that creating legislation that protects public health is well within the State's power.