'I Won't Smoke in White House,' Obama Vows
Obama working to stay on the wagon
By Ambreen Ali, Newser User
Posted Dec 8, 2008 2:43 AM CST
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(Newser) – Barack Obama promised the nation yesterday that he won't be sneaking smokes at the White House. The president-elect, who has been trying to kick his habit, told Meet the Press that he'll respect the mansion's smoke-free policy. He admits having "fallen off the wagon" in the past, but seemed confident that he can follow house rules, reports the New York Daily News.

"I have done a terrific job under the circumstances of making myself much healthier. I think that you will not see any violations of these rules in the White House," Obama said. The president-elect plans to turn his new digs into a "people's house" and open it up for science seminars, kids groups and music, especially classical and jazz. But no one will be allowed to light up.

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Dec 9, 2008 8:16 PM CST
The New York Daily News has nothing better to do than an article about Obama not smoking in the WH? All the stories to cover, and they cover this one.
Dec 9, 2008 2:46 AM CST
John you are so right. With the mess we are in, why complain if someone smokes.
Dec 9, 2008 2:06 AM CST
I agree with John, but people are fooling themselves to think Obama is the first person who smoked.