Obama Calls Out Big Tobacco
President congratulates those trying to quit
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2011 11:22 AM CST

(Newser) President Obama congratulated those who are making plans to quit smoking today as part of the Great American Smokeout, wryly acknowledging that “quitting smoking is hard—believe me, I know.” He also slammed Big Tobacco for attempting to block new cigarette warning labels “because they don’t want to be honest about the consequences of using their products. Unfortunately, this isn’t surprising.” Click for more on a smoke-free Obama's health.