Bill Gates is a philanthropist. His wife and her staff have a full time job trying to spend all the money they made. And, they are not able to keep up. Well, Gates has another idea that he and Michael Bloomberg will spend $375 million on. Cleaner air. Cleaner lungs, too!
The two have pledged their pocket change to a global effort to stop smoking … the kind that humans do and don’t have to.Why doesn’t Gates and Bloomberg just buy all the tobacco companies and shut them down?
I know that’s not reasonable, but even $375 million is a LOT of money, I wonder how much difference it will make in the long run. It’s kind of like a church that needs a new building that costs $1 million. So, they raise $500k and try to make do.
As long as ther are people who think it is adult-like to huff and puff and blow out their brain cells, smoking will not stop, nor will it stop kids from wanting to be like dad and mom, or their big brothers or gang leaders. Losing battle? I don’t want to think so, but… How would you try to prevent people from pounding cancer sticks into their coffins?