Apparently dealing with the worst financial crisis in decades, two wars, declining popularity and a shellacking at the polls has done wonders for President Obama’s smoking habit – he hasn’t touched a cigarette in nine months, according to the White House.
“I’ve not seen or witnessed evidence of any smoking in probably nine months,” said Robert Gibbs, White House press secretary. “I think he has worked extremely hard. And I think he would tell you, even when, in the midst of a tax agreement and a START deal and all the other things that accumulate, that even where he might have once found some comfort in that . . . he’s pushed it away. So he understands . . . its dangers and I think has done a lot of extraordinary work to wrestle with that habit, as millions of Americans have.”
Millions of Americans would especially appreciate his quitting… period.