The Libra India v. Union of India

A public interest organization sued the government asking it to prohibit the sale, manufacture, and storage of all forms of tobacco and to study the contents of cigarettes, beedis, and other products for smoking tobacco. The court took note of the extensive information submitted by the petitioner about the huge loss of life and impacts on health due to tobacco use. The court noted that although the petition had been filed nearly a year earlier, the government had not yet provided a response. The court ordered the government to respond to the petition within six weeks from the date of the decision. 


The Libra India v. Union of India, P.I.L. No. 1600/2013

  • India
  • Jan 12, 2014
  • Rajasthan High Court


Plaintiff The Libra India


  • State of Rajasthan
  • Union of India

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Tobacco Control Topics

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