The Institute of Public Health v. The State Government of Karnataka, et al.

The Institute of Public Health sought an order enjoining the Indian Tobacco Board from sponsoring an international tobacco promotion event, alleging that the sponsorship violated the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) and was inconsistent with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) provision banning tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship. In this interim order, the Court ordered the Tobacco Board to refrain from sponsoring the event and prohibited it from sponsoring or promoting similar events in the future.