There’s a noteworthy asymmetry in the war between smokers and antismokers. And it’s that the smokers are almost all volunteers, and the antismokers are almost all mercenaries.
Somebody like Deborah Arnott, the boss of ASH, is being paid a good salary for doing her job. The same goes for most the other principal figures in Tobacco Control who are either working in universities, or in government, orin NGOs like the WHO or BMA. They’re all doing a job they’re being paid to do. And I must say that they’ve been doing a pretty good job. After all, they’ve managed to get smoking banned more or less everywhere.
But most of the people in the trenches opposite aren’t being paid anything. Nobody is paying me a penny to write this blog. Nor, I bet, is anyone paying Grandad to write his blog. Nor Junican. Nor any number of other bloggers…
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