Obama Ditching Cig’s

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

According to Livesteez, Obama needs to make a bigger effort to stop smoking completely:

In a recent interview, U.S. President-elect Barack Obama gave a vague repsonse to the question on whether he had managed to quit smoking. In a country where cigarettes are responsible for one in five deaths and smoking costs tens of billions of dollars in health care, Obama has been under pressure to set an example by giving up his reported two-decade-old habit. Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program, interviewer Tom Brokaw told Obama he had ducked answering the question during an interview last month with ABC’s Barbara Walters. Noting that the White House was a no-smoking zone, Brokaw asked Obama, “Have you stopped smoking?” “I have,” Obama replied, smiling broadly. “What I said was that there are times where I have fallen off the wagon.” “Wait a minute,” Brokaw interjected, “that means you haven’t stopped.” “Fair enough,” Obama said. “What I would say is that I have done a terrific job under the circumstances of making myself much healthier. You will not see any violations of these rules in the White House.” Obama was often observed on the presidential campaign trail chewing Nicorette gum, which helps ease the craving for nicotine. He has tried several times to quit, according to Reuters. The 47-year-old president-elect, who takes office on January 20, works out daily at the gym and sometimes plays basketball. His doctor said in May he was in excellent health, often jogged 3 miles a day, and was fit to serve as U.S. president.

Put down the death sticks, Obama. Even though you look as healthy as Jack O’Lane, in the long run, those things will get you.


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  • Proud ArmyWifee

    No Obama not you too!

  • http://xlerate.posterous.com xlerate

    I thought he had quit.
    Oh well, neither have I.
    But its only when I drink…

    Who thinks Obama prefers Newports?

  • Proud ArmyWifee

    Just thinking about smoking is making it hard to breathe for me



  • Brook Lynn Choclate Gyrl (Don't Bartend at Stripclubs, Ever!!)

    So fugging what, he still the greatest…


    I’m trying to quit too, Mr. President, it’s not easy…
    Oh and I read in an article that he smokes Marlboro Reds and only smokes 3 a day, FWIW.

  • Brook Lynn Choclate Gyrl (Mama said: Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what ya gonna get..)

    I hate the press..

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  • Brook Lynn Choclate Gyrl (Mama said: Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what ya gonna get..)

    Happy Bday Before the Bday Osh!!

  • Nina Knows

    He could have smoked crack and still been healthier than McCain shriveled up ass.


    Try ganja Barack, It’ll make ur day a lot easier…

  • MissBlaze43

    I hope he quits on his own before something else does. Nothing is worse than haveing to grasp for air because your lungs can no longer function at its full capacity due to smoking.

    AIR – Don’t take it for granted.

  • Nina Knows

    Purpple… Yhea some good ganja is all he need indeed.

  • Ms Christine

    Way to go Barak! I think you should wait until you get into office because that is when the stress will really hit! Peace and Blessings to the First Family!

  • MissBlaze43

    @ Purple

    Now THAT kind of smoke is GOOD!!!

  • MissBlaze43

    Hey, Purple, got any Haze??

  • Brook Lynn Choclate Gyrl (Mama said: Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what ya gonna get..)

    LOL at Nina Knows, and I co-sign 100%

  • Brook Lynn Choclate Gyrl (Mama said: Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what ya gonna get..)

    Word up Sydney

  • Reign

    I’ve never smoked but obviously smoking is an extremely difficult habit to break. If it weren’t there wouldn’t be millions of people trying to stop. You always hear about them “trying” to stop, so give our President a break unless you have the magical solution to help him and many others quit! I agree he should quit, but who is the media to pass judgment. They’re always coming up with something so I guess if that’s all they can dig up, then President-Elect Obama is aw’ight with us. We’ll keep him prayed up to overcome that nicotine craving…

  • Talley-B

    that goes to show you that if your are Black in America, you have to do something twice as good, twice as fast and twcie as better just to be accepted. i guarantee that damn near half of all presidents smoked cigs (or other) in they life/presidential term, and never got put on blast for it. now, no doubt, the man needs to quit smoking, because it is ruining his insides, but let that man take care of his personal life in his privacy. damn, the media is on a friggin’ role, trying to make this man look bad one photo at a time. get the hell out of here. that man will quit smoking, but please, do not make national headlines out of something this personal.

  • Sydney

    LOL @ Brook Lynn

    You know? I forgot to mention the auto industry teetering on the brink of collapse.

    Hi Purpple, MissBlaze 🙂

  • Sydney


    “I’ll be happy to join you in having a cocktail.”

    LOL, Cheers to you. 🙂

    I’m glad you were able to stop smoking, by the way. I know it is a hard habit to break.


    He needs to quit.Unfortunately the job he just landed is probably the most stress-inducing EVER.
    He could roll like ARNOLD or MJ:Switch off to cigars.They both kill…but cigars have a classy swag about them.The residue they leave even gives a room that aroma of power.Cigarettes are just all-around LOW RENT.I don’t smoke…but I just consider the cigar smokers at least tolerable.Get some recommendations from Arnold ‘Bam.


    Heeeey Ladies (Nina, MissBlaze, Sydney)

    MissBlaze….My name wouldn’t be purpple if I didnt 😉
    But im thinking about changing it to Dro heehee

  • http://www.j.com noelle

    omg he looks soo goood right there. Cigs are cancerous–just say no!

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