Tobacco Control recently accused the tobacco industry of resorting to new ways of creating addicts (clearly haven't read ASH's admission that tobacco smoking is habitual, not addictive), yet a quick look at TC jumping on the blogging bandwagon shows quite clearly where the public mindset is at:
Exhibit A, the blog of ASH Scotland's shamefully despicable Sheila Duffy
Quite clearly, she isn't going to win any awards soon (not favourable ones, anyway).
Exhibit B, the new Tobacco Control blog
Just a cursory glance at some of the commenters shows that it's members of their own community posting, in an attempt to drum up public favour (and who posts under 'stop smoking now' anyway?!).
Maybe the reason they were so quick to accuse the tobacco industry of such a display of foul play is to try to divert attention from their own obvious tactic?