Gibbs: President not caving to cigarette craving
December 9th, 2010
05:53 PM ET

Gibbs: President not caving to cigarette craving

Is President Obama kicking his smoking habit? Press Secretary Robert Gibbs fielded questions at Thursday's White House briefing about the president's apparent efforts to stop.
Gibbs said he personally hasn't seen the president light up in about nine months, and despite the pressure of what's on his plate, he hasn't caved to the craving. "This is not something that he's proud of," said Gibbs. "He knows that it's not good for him."
Gibbs said that like millions of Americans, the president has put a lot of work into wrestling with the habit.

The inquiries come on the heels of a new report out by the U.S. Surgeon General regarding the dangers of tobacco smoke, saying even brief exposure causes immediate harm to the body and damages tissue in ways that can lead to serious illness and death.

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  1. SATAN

    just like always.. The devil made me do it! Everybody has a choice and a decission to make. Sorry 1 is caught not ever sorry they do it. If ur sick go to the doctor, don't just treat urself n think its going to get better. U can always throw the bill in file 13, obama plan 101

    December 10, 2010 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Nappy head adult

    instead of nappy headed children gettin civil rights to internet per law, can us nappy headed adults get meds to quit smokin? I'm sure that'll help the deficit in the long run alot better cross the board rather than the treatment we'll have to receive versus we can't get free kemo at the library! Just sayn..

    December 10, 2010 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ed Bailey

    Strive and drive, your hoop will not hurt so bad!Obama in 2012!

    December 10, 2010 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  4. Frank

    People of the United States;
    With all the questions in the world to ask from why do we have do we still have 9.8% unemployment to Iranian Nuclear weapons to Healthcare increased employee cost the Media asks about the Presidents smoking habit.My God!
    Please do not tell me the media is not in the "Tank" for this President,The media snow job was the reason this man was elected.

    December 10, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  5. Ancient Texan

    I'm not a fan, but he's to be congratulated. It's not just a habit, but an addiction. I smoked for 43 years and had COPD, then a heart attack and bypasses (5). The Doc said tar and nicotine did it. After "hitting the wall"-no more craving and it's been 11 years. He just saved his own life.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Barry white trash

    Cnn loosers

    December 10, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
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