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Deora v. India & Ors

The petitioner argued that smoking in public sacrifices non-smokers’ health and lives without due process under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. The Court acknowledged the harms caused by active and passive smoking and held that non-smokers should not be forced to inhale second-hand smoke in public. The court prohibited smoking in eight types of public places and urged the State and Federal governments to take necessary and effective measures to implement the order.