Celebrity Death Match: Bacon vs. Benson & Hedges

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American Heart Association and the Lake County Health Department hosted an anti-smoking conference yesterday, reported a Chicago Tribune blogger. What was for breakfast?:

There were piles of bacon and ham. There was a tray filled with steaming scrambled eggs. And next to that, another one bursting with thick slices of French toast slathered in fried bananas and powdered sugar.

Extra point for dim irony awareness, though:

"I'm not just here this morning to eat bacon …" a director for the heart association said with a laugh—more at himself than the menu—before he rolled into a discussion about the perils of puffing cigarettes.

The breakfast forum was held as part of Lake County's effort to encourage more towns to pass smoking ordinances as part of the Health Department's goal to make the entire county smoke-free by the end of 2007.

Thank God these guys have plenty of fuel so that they can keep working hard to protect us from the perils of an occasional cigarette at the bar. Breakfast is, after all, the most important meal of the day.

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  1. I remember reading that Chicago is America’s fattest city (the city with the most overweight population.) Perhaps they should outlaw eating in public?

  2. I remember reading that Chicago is America’s fattest city (the city with the most overweight population.) Perhaps they should outlaw eating in public?

  3. It’s very important that these panels also address the dangers of second-hand food. While the kids may think it’s cool to “chew the cud,” it’s really a dangerous and disgusting habit.

  4. There were piles of bacon and ham. There was a tray filled with steaming scrambled eggs. And next to that, another one bursting with thick slices of French toast slathered in fried bananas and powdered sugar.

    ghlhglghlghl…*drool*

  5. My hero! With cigarettes banned, now I am free to breathe smog in peace. If only we could ban sneezing and coughing.

  6. Come on now… These people ARE NOT hippocrites. I am sure if you asked them, they would explain how bacon and eggs are dangerous killer timebombs. The fact that they served them at their event is proof that people are powerless against bacon, and if the government doesn’t step in to stop it, no-one will.

  7. Just proves the Yummy Breakfast Lobby has more power than the cigarette companies.

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