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


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


About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

7/25/1985--Introduced.Smokeless Tobacco Control Act of 1985 - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) to develop educational programs and materials and public service announcements respecting the dangers to ... Read more >

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Jul 25, 1985

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3078”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


4 cosponsors (3D, 1R) (show)
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H.R. 3128 (Related)
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985

Enacted — Signed by the President
Apr 7, 1986

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