The future of tobacco control in Pakistan
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The future of tobacco control in Pakistan by Sania Nishtar

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Published by The Network Publications in Islamabad .
Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 23-26).

Statement[author, Sania Nishter]
ContributionsNetwork for Consumer Protection (Pakistan)
The Physical Object
Pagination39 p. ;
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24915609M
LC Control Number2010341719

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