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The Queen on the application of G, et al. v. Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, et al.

Three claimants, who were, or had been, detained at a mental health facility, challenged a government regulation banning smoking in mental health facilities based on the right of privacy in the home and the right to protection against discrimination against mentally ill persons. Rejecting the notion of an absolute right to smoke wherever one is living, the Court upheld the regulation, reasoning that in light of health considerations and the rights and freedoms of others, the law may place restrictions smoking without interfering with the smoker's general rights, including the right to privacy and family life.