“Hey, that reminds me, I haven’t smoked yet today…”

Some days the material writes itself:

Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) — Anti-smoking ads on television produced by tobacco companies and aimed at parents may actually be encouraging children to start smoking, a new research paper reports.

Here’s the rest of the story.

That’s what tobacco companies get for trying to placate the government — an entity that often makes dividends partly from investments in tobacco stocks and uses some of the money to buy ads telling us not to smoke — that may well make us want to smoke.

Author: Doug Powers

Doug Powers is a writer, editor and commentator covering news of the day from a conservative viewpoint with an occasional shot of irreverence and a chaser of snark. Townhall Media writer/editor. MichelleMalkin.com alum. Bowling novice. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan. Contact: WriteDoug@Live.com.