Most of you will be familiar with the government's use of fake charities by now - front organisations set up for party political purposes, with negligible or no public donations, their income coming almost wholly from government - and so few of you will be surprised that around £1m a year of your tax money is being pumped into über-Fake Charity 'No Smoking Day'.
You'd think the Charity Commission, under the leadership of Labour party member Suzi Leather, would put a stop to this corrupt and sleazy con-trick on the public .... Oh, I see.
'No Smoking Day' (Registered Charity number 1006714) gets around half its £1m income directly from government in the form of grants, or through other Fake Charities funded by government. The rest comes from flogging 'No Smoking Day' merchandise to, er, health authorities, GPs' surgeries and other public sector organisations.
There is no evidence hat there is ANY genuine public support for 'No Smoking Day' - it's wholly a contrived government con, disguised as a charity.
So take joy today in your tobacco.