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Sherfudeen v. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Individual, A. Sherfudeen, requested that the Madras High Court direct the Central Government to notify and give effect to Section 7(5) of India‚Äôs omnibus tobacco control law.  Mr. Sherfudeen claimed that there were several different kinds of tobacco products available in the market and that more than 45% of the Indian population (during the period when the petition was filed) were still using tobacco daily, with or without knowing its ill-effects.  The Court directed the Central Government to provide information regarding when they propose to notify the provision.