Tonight I watched a news piece about how the American Lung Association was lobbying the MPAA (Flash and evil ahead) to consider smoking in movie ratings. This is an idiotic notion, but that’s not what I wanted to write about.
During the piece, I learned about MyChoice.ca:
mychoice.ca is a Web site committed to restoring common sense, balance and civility to the way Canada’s adult smokers are treated by their federal, provincial and municipal politicians.
First off, who was the nice young woman talking on the news, and how can she actually stomach being a tobacco lobbyist? Surely there’s a special level in hell for people who advocate for the tobacco industry.
Once you’re in, you’re greeted by the president’s message inciting smokers to become activists. As it turns out, the aforementioned nice young woman is the president herself, Nancy Daigneault. You don’t have to register to read her bio. She’s apparently got two kids–I wonder if they’re smokers yet?