Michelle Obama says husband has not had a cigarette in 12 months, though US president has yet to corroborate claims
President Barack Obama finally has kicked the smoking habit, Michelle Obama has revealed.
“Yes, he has,” the first lady told reporters at the White House when asked whether her husband had finally done what millions of Americans cannot seem to do and quit smoking. “It’s been almost a year.”
She said she did not know exactly when he quit “because he never smoked a lot” and she never saw him light up.
The issue of Obama’s smoking last surfaced in December, when press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked about it and said he had not seen Obama smoke in nine months. That would have put Obama’s final puffs somewhere in March.
A President that smokes? What a terrible health example to set forth not only to his own children but to all Americans!