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.