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Ankur Gutkha v. Indian Asthama Care Society & Ors.

Ankur Gutkha appealed a High Court decision in which the Indian Asthama Society sought to ban the sale of gutkha and prohibit the use of plastic sachet packaging for gutkha.  In this Order, the Supreme Court, among other things, restrained gutkha, tobacco, and pan masala manufacturers from using plastic materials in the sachets of their products and requested that a study be conducted on the harmful effects of gutkha tobacco, pan masala and similar articles.