First Lady: President Quit Smoking a Year Ago
'I am very proud of him,' says Michelle
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2011 5:42 PM CST
President Obama speaks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – President Obama's quest to kick the smoking habit is going well, says the first lady. Asked by reporters at a luncheon to clarify whether he'd quit, she answered: "Yes he has, yes he has," reports the Chicago Sun-Times. "Totally." She didn't know exactly when he'd last lit up but said, "It's been almost a year," and added, "I am very proud of him."

She credits Malia and Sasha: "I think our kids are getting to the age where he wants to be able to look them in the face, because they want to know, 'You don't smoke, do you Dad?' He wants to be able to say nope. It's always really for the kids."

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acerbus80
Feb 9, 2011 1:19 PM CST
Good for Obama on kicking the habit....But why is this even news?
tomodachi
Feb 9, 2011 1:26 AM CST
...and all the little minded haters of Obama said what?
WallyEFunk
Feb 8, 2011 9:54 PM CST
Can see the comments now " Obama's a quitter " As everyone that has ever smoked you're always quitting, just takes that one again.