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09-01-2011, 07:54 AM
<span style='font-size: 23pt'>"He does not devour it, it devours him"</span>

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>“Attack vices rather than complain
about ‘burdens.’ 2 million KdF cars
up in smoke. Excessive use of tobacco
costs the German people 2.35 billion
marks annually, enough for around 2
million KdF cars, or enough gas for
those cars to drive 50 billion kilometers)!
We need to rationalize our people’s

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"The first modern, nationwide tobacco ban was imposed in Germany by the Nazi Party in every university, post office, military hospital and Nazi Party office, under the auspices of Dr. Karl Astel's Institute for Tobacco Hazards Research, created in 1941 under direct orders from Adolf Hitler himself.

Major anti-tobacco campaigns were widely promulgated by the Nazis until the demise of the regime in 1945.

German anti-tobacco policies accelerated towards the end of the 1930s,and by the early war years tobacco use had begun to decline.

The Luftwaffe banned smoking in 1938 and the post office did likewise.

Smoking was barred in many workplaces, government offices, hospitals,and rest homes.

Nazi Anti-Smoking Poster

The NSDAP (National Sozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) announced a ban on smoking in its offices in 1939, at which time SS chief Heinrich Himmler announced a smoking ban for all uniformed police and SS officers while on duty.(15)

The Journal of the American Medical Association that year reported Hermann Goering's decree barring soldiers from smoking on the streets, on marches, and on brief off duty periods.

Sixty of Germany's largest cities banned smoking on street cars in 1941. Smoking was banned in air raid shelters-though some shelters reserved separate rooms for smokers.

During the war years tobacco rationing coupons were denied to pregnant women (and to all women below the age of 25) while restaurants and cafes were barred from selling cigarettes to female customers.

From July 1943 it was illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to smoke in public. Smoking was banned on all German city trains and buses in 1944, the initiative coming from Hitler himself,who was worried about exposure of young female conductors to tobacco smoke.

Nazi policies were heralded as marking"the beginning of the end" of tobacco use in Germany.</div></div>

OH DEAR! (http://chicagolampoon.blogspot.com/2011/04/adolf-hitlers-health-obsession-nazi-war.html)

09-01-2011, 10:20 AM
Gotta lov (spearzeebeardedklam) adolf (ovenzeevunbrassball). My hero early on -- not so much later on. Duzzenmadder.