Monday, September 21, 2009

Anti-Smoking Regulations Today May Have Roots In Nazi Policies

GAINESVILLE, FL, July 02, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Does the anti-smoking establishment have roots in Nazi Germany? Often untaught details in history could lead us to believe that the answer to that is a resounding "yes".Adolf Hitler despised the act of smoking and went to the lengths that many areas of the United States are going to today: banning smoking in public buildings, post offices, restaurants, bars, civic transport, nursing homes, and workplaces.

There was even a call for a ban on smoking while driving, but the ban was never passed into law. The habit of smoking was depicted as something no good respecting German would do: according to the Reich, only Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, and other similar groups saw it fit to smoke.The origins of the anti-smoking campaign in Germany have their roots in the Nazi medical and military communities, as they were concerned that the act of smoking goes against the idea of a pure race.

A number of tactics were used to attempt to discourage German civilians and soldiers from smoking, including allowing non-smoking soldiers to obtain candy or extra food in their rations instead of cigarettes.Today, our policies around the United States are not much different than that of Nazi Germany; smoking is banned in all of the same places that it was banned in Germany, even though some regions ban it in only some of those places. Smoking and people who smoke are continuously demonized and court rulings in at least 18 states have said that smoking should be a deciding factor in child custody cases.

Unfortunately for those smokers who want to stop poisoning their bodies with tobacco cigarette smoke, anti-smoking campaigns have also launched attacks on the electronic cigarette community.

"We're out here trying to give consumers an alternative to tobacco and these people are outright lying about what is known about these products and the way they're being marketed," says George Archer, Public Relations Manager for "I'm glad speaking out against anti-smoking groups isn't banned in the United States yet like it was in Nazi Germany... at least we still have that."

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