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Effects on consumers of tobacco use hearing before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Competitiveness of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, first session, on H.R. 2376, a bill to remove the special treatment accorded tobacco and Tobacco products under the Consumer Product Safety Act. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Competitiveness.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

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  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Tobacco -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Consumer protection -- Law and legislation -- United States.

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LC ClassificationsKF27 .E5515 1987n
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 129 p. :
Number of Pages129
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2149781M
LC Control Number88602523

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