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US tobacco deal dies in the Senate

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7149.1923a (Published 27 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1923
  1. Teri Rutter
  1. Boston

    After weeks of debate, the Senate abruptly killed the McCain bill, which would have established federal regulations on the sale and advertising of tobacco in the United States.

    The Senate's actions will most likely disable Congress from passing any tobacco related legislation in the near future. After several days of intense discussion, the Senate voted to send the piece of legislation back to the commerce …

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