FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
Well isn’t THIS interesting? ‘Obama told to quit smoking for good at health check-up’
According to the AFP (emphasis added):
Barack Obama was urged by his doctor Sunday to quit smoking for good after his first health check-up as US president found him otherwise in “excellent health” and “fit for duty.”
Under his recommendations, [Obama's personal physician Jeffrey] Kuhlman urged the president to “continue smoking cessation efforts” and noted Obama was medicating himself with nicotine supplements in a bid to kick the habit.
Obama, 48, has fought a public battle to give up smoking, and promised his wife he would quit when he ran for president — but has admitted succumbing to the occasional cigarette several times since moving into the White House.
File this news on a president who has signed into law new tobacco taxes ostensibly designed to price smokers out of their habit with other “do as I say, not as I do” Obama-isms like cranking up the heat in the Oval Office so high that “you could grow orchids in there” while declaring that Americans’ thermostats must remain below 72° so the rest of the world won’t hate us.