Monday, November 15, 2004

The crusade against smoking: the Nazi parallels

This excellent article by Dr Michael Fitzpatrick notes the limited evidence against passive smoking. He shows how the earliest evidence of problems caused by smoking was uncovered in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s, and was picked up by the Nazis in their war against cancer and in favour of racial purity. While the modern campaign against passive smoking is not based on racial motivations, it is just as authoritarian, unnecessary and politically expedient.

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