Times food critic William Grimes waxes about smoking, even though as a critic, he abhors it. A former smoker, he comments, "Smokers enjoy smoking. It's even legal. But gradually that pleasure, admittedly pernicious, is being taken away. By temperament and by profession, I am aligned with the pleasure seekers. Therefore I find the no-smoking crusade disturbing, even though it works to my benefit. What's next? Cakes and ale?"
Oh, Mayor Bloomberg...you won't deny us cakes and ale, will you?