Forest Eireann's John Mallon was on Ireland AM (TV3) this morning.
He was invited to talk about tobacco taxation with Kathleen O'Meara of the Irish Cancer Society.
At the same time I was on BBC Radio Merseyside discussing illicit cigarettes.
As in many parts of the country, nearly a quarter of all packs of cigarettes sold in the North West are illegal or counterfeit.
Tobacco smuggling, I pointed out, is the direct result of excessive taxation, but will the Government do anything about it? Will they heck.
Meanwhile, over in Dublin, tobacco control advocates like Kathleen O'Meara want the Irish Government to put another 60 cents (50p) on a pack of 20 cigarettes.
And they wonder why illicit tobacco is just as big a problem in Ireland as it is in the UK!