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H.R. 3078 (99th): Smokeless Tobacco Control Act of 1985

A bill to establish a Federal initiative respecting the dangers of smokeless tobacco, to provide assistance to States for programs respecting such dangers, and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to disallow a deduction for smokeless tobacco advertising expenses, to impose an excise tax of 32 cents an ounce on smokeless tobacco, and to establish a trust fund for cancer research and smokeless tobacco educational activities.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status


Jul 25, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 25, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Cardiss Collins

Representative for Illinois's 7th congressional district



Jul 25, 1985

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H.R. 3078 (99th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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