46 judgments found.

Dr. Amanullah Khan v. Chairman, Medical Services

Country: Pakistan
Year: 1996
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: SCMR 1211
Health Topics: Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioner was a public spirited individual who sought to ban tobacco advertising on television by bringing a public interest petition under article 184(3) of the Constitution of Pakistan. He contended that cigarette companies’ advertisements were being broadcast on television. He also argued that smoking was an unhealthy habit which was steadily increasing in Pakistan, …Read more

Tags: Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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RJR-MacDonald Inc v. Canada (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 1995
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1995] 3 S.C.R. 199
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom of expression
Facts:

Two prominent tobacco companies challenged the constitutionality of the Tobacco Products Control Act (the Act), which regulated the advertisement of tobacco products and their requisite health warnings. They also challenged an amendment to the Tobacco Products Control Regulations (the Regulations) which imposed a total advertising ban, prohibited the use of tobacco trade marks on non-tobacco …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Noncommunicable diseases, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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RJR-MacDonald Inc v. Canada (Attorney General) (Applications for Interlocutory Relief)

Country: Canada
Year: 1994
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1994] 1 S.C.R. 311
Health Topics: Health information, Public safety, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom of expression
Facts:

The applicants, two tobacco companies in Canada, sought a stay in the form of interlocutory relief from compliance with the Tobacco Products Control Regulations, amendment until the Supreme Court renders its decision on the validity of the Tobacco Products Control Act (“the Act”). The Act came into force on January 1, 1989 with the purpose …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Awareness, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Case 1993-017f

Country: Belgium
Year: 1993
Court: Court Constitutionnelle [Constitutional Court of Belgium]
Citation: C. C., n°1993-017f, 4 March 1993
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Health systems and financing, Tobacco
Facts:

This case considered whether Article 7 §2 of the law dated January 24, 1977 (“Article 7 §2”) from the Belgian Federal Parliament (governing the protection of consumer health with respect to nutritional foodstuff) or Article 13 of the decree dated December 2, 1982 (“Article 13”) from the Council of the French Community (restricting certain advertising …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Cancer, Health education, Health promotion, Health regulation, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Case 1992-006f

Country: Belgium
Year: 1992
Court: Court constitutionnelle [Constitutional Court of Belgium]
Citation: Order No. 6/92 dated February, 1992
Health Topics: Health information, Tobacco
Facts:

Article 7, § 2 of the law dated January 24, 1977 regulated the protection of consumer health and specifically gave the national legislature authority to regulate tobacco advertising. In 1980,  a special law was passed, which deemed the authority of the Communities under the Constitution to include the right to regulate “health education as well as …Read more

Tags: Advertising, Awareness, Health education, Health promotion, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Case 90-283 DC

Country: France
Year: 1991
Court: Conseil constitutionnel [Constitutional Council]
Citation: C. C., n°90-283 DC, 08 January 1991
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Tobacco
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to health, Right to property
Facts:

Prior to promulgation, the constitutionality of Articles 3, 4, 10 and 12 of the January 12, 1991 law no. 91-32, Loi relative à la lutte contre le tabagisme et l’alcoolisme (Law relating to the fight against smoking and alcoholism) was challenged in the Conseil Constitutionnel. The law, also known as the “Loi Évin” after its …Read more

Tags: Non-communicable diseases, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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