"It took a few years," the wise one continued, "but once they polished a cure up, the clamor for smoking in public places built gloriously until a few years later, when those pollies removed the laws. They knew what side their bread was buttered on, which was the only reason they changed it in the first place."
"What a bizarre little period that was," we stated.
"Yes. It was."
"What did the fussbudgettry turn their attentions to, then?"
"Oh, I don't know. Anti 3D printed sex slave robots or something. They didn't have mouths genetically engineered growing outta their taints to give the what-for to their own junk, as guaranted by International Rights today, back in those days."