Laxmikant v. Union of India

A company manufactured toothpaste containing 4% tobacco, which is prohibited by the Indian Dugs and Cosmetics Act. Relying on information from various scientific organizations about the public health hazards of tobacco, the court affirmed an earlier decision prohibiting the use of any amount of tobacco in toothpaste or tooth-powders.


Laxmikant v. Union of India, Appeal No. 3000 of 1997, Supreme Court of India (1997).

  • India
  • Apr 11, 1997
  • Supreme Court of India


Plaintiff Laxmikant

Defendant Union of India

Legislation Cited

Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940

G.S.R. 443(E)

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