Seema Sehgal v. Union of India

Homemaker, Seema Sehgal, seeks extension of the COTPA regulatory scheme to e-cigarettes. Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA), filed an impleadment application, and court admitted the association as a party. In its petition, CPAA submitted that regulating e-cigarettes will undermine efforts of state governments to prohibit such products and that a comprehensive ban on the manufacture, import, sale, distribution, storage and advertisement of e-cigarettes throughout India is imperative and in the public interest. On August 21, 2018, the court issued direction to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to indicate within a week the timeframe in which regulatory measures regarding Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)/e-Cigarettes shall be undertaken.


Seema Sehgal v. Union of India and Others, W.P. (C) 10624/2017, CM No. 33757/2018, High Court of Delhi at New Delhi (2018).

  • India
  • Aug 21, 2018
  • High Court of Delhi at New Delhi


Plaintiff Seema Sehgal

Defendant Union of India

Third Party

  • Cancer Patients Aid Association

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