Even more ironically, spokesmen for both the tobacco industry and anti-tobacco activists agreed that tobacco prohibition was not the answer. "We were surprised, because over the course of the years there have been very few people advocating a ban on tobacco products," said Philip Morris spokesman Michael Pfeil. "It's just not a very effective way to deal with the problem."
"We would all like to see a tobacco-free world," concurred Joel Spivak of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. "But the reality is that there are 45 million Americans who are smokers, and we can't just take away their tobacco." (drugwarfacts.org)
Joel Spivak must have been concerned about job security.