Big Anti-Tobacco?

Can defenders of tobacco companies be motivated by money? Of course. But anti-smoking advocates? Never!

When does an interest become vested? Generally, I suppose, when it is an interest in something of which you disapprove. No one would suggest, for example, that an oncologist had a vested interest in cancer merely because cancer was the sine qua non of his calling. Only those who derive an income from the sale of carcinogens have interests that are vested.

Of these, the greatest is tobacco: almost by definition, no one can have a vested interest in the reduction of smoking. Or can he?

Read the rest at Pajamas Media (Hat Tip: Jonathan Levy)

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