The economic downturn has hit the anti-smoking industry of sadism.
The Propaganda Minister of the Anti-smoking League is keeping his pockets full, and his spirits up, by moonlighting as a taxi driver.
Times may be tough but the extra job is really a joy in that traffic regulations do not apply to members of his Master Race.
Thus the minister is maintaining his status as a full-time misery-maker, laughing all the while, following the example of his good pal Stanton Glantz in blaming Big Tobacco for everything.
Sadism, he says, always manages to find a way, especially when the government is on its side.