Letters

Smoking and death

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6993.1536a (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1536
  1. Dieter Borgers
  1. Head, department of epidemiology Landesinstitut fur den Offentlichen Gesundheitsdienst, D-33611 Bielefeld, Germany

    EDITOR,—The Nazi ideology and movement were more effective with regard to eugenics than with regard to external threats to health.1 Statistics on cigarette production between 1932 and 1944 show an upward trend and an increase of 100% (figure)2: The peak was reached in 1940 and can be compared with the 130 billion cigarettes consumed …

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