Health for Millions v. Union of India

The tobacco industry challenged rules implementing the advertising provisions of India's tobacco control law, particularly the restrictions on advertising at the point-of-sale and the definition of indirect advertising.  In 2005 and 2006, the Bombay High Court ordered that implementation of the rules be stayed.  Health for Millions, an NGO, challenged this decision, and, in July 2013, the Supreme Court of India found that there was not a sufficient reason for the earlier decisions staying the rules.  The Court ordered the government to rigorously implement India's Tobacco Control Law and its rules.  The legality of the rules, however, still is at issue in the Bombay High Court.


Health for Millions v. Union of India & Ors., Nos. 5912-5913/2013, SLP(C) Nos. 413-414/2013, Supreme Court of India (2013).

  • India
  • Jul 22, 2013
  • Supreme Court of India, Civil Appellate Jurisdiction


Plaintiff Health for Millions

Defendant Union of India & Ors.

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