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Obama urges smokers to follow his example and quit
AFP ^ | Nov. 17, 2011

Posted on 11/17/2011 9:30:07 AM PST by george76

Barack Obama, a former smoker, urged Americans to stub out their cigarettes on the "Great American Smokeout Day," adding he knows just how hard it is to quit.

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Obama, a longtime smoker, quit in early 2010 a year after entering the White House, his former spokesman Robert Gibbs and First Lady Michelle Obama have said.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: cigarettes; liarinchief; smoker

1 posted on 11/17/2011 9:30:08 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

If you believe that Obama has really quit, I’ve got some swampland in Florida to sell you.


2 posted on 11/17/2011 9:32:20 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: george76
Obama urges smokers to follow his example

(crying) but I don't WANT to be a Marxist crack-smoker that gets his peter puffed by a gay guy, all while trying to destroy America at George Soros' behest (crying) (crying) (crying)

3 posted on 11/17/2011 9:33:49 AM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: dfwgator

He lies about everything else. Who would believe this?


4 posted on 11/17/2011 9:36:18 AM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: george76

Hey Obozo! You’re nearly 23 years too late for me. I gave up cigarettes 23 years ago this coming January. And, unlike you, when I quit, I quit. I also did NOT use any stop-smoking products. I just quit - cold turkey.


5 posted on 11/17/2011 9:37:33 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: george76
Ex smokers are the worst kind....

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

6 posted on 11/17/2011 9:40:07 AM PST by expatguy (The Expat Needs Beer Money - Cough Up!)
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To: george76

Obama should follow my example. I don’t live in the White House....


7 posted on 11/17/2011 9:41:28 AM PST by goat granny
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To: george76

Oh please someone get a current picture of this fagot sucking a ciggy-butt!

LLS


8 posted on 11/17/2011 9:42:27 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: george76

What A Role Model !!

"I had learned not to care. I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had
helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though."

"This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."


9 posted on 11/17/2011 9:44:27 AM PST by Iron Munro (Ben Raines For President)
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To: george76
Obama urges smokers to follow his example and quit

I'm all in favor of Obama quitting. And he should probably stop smoking, too.

10 posted on 11/17/2011 9:46:17 AM PST by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: george76

But what’s he doing in that back room, where he hides out with Reggie to avoid doing any work or meeting with any of his administrative appointees?


11 posted on 11/17/2011 9:46:42 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.2)
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To: george76

A man who eats cheeseburgers and junk like Obeyme *and* quits smoking is going to gain at least 10 pounds. If anything Obeyme has lost weight. I’d bet money he’s still smoking fags. I’d say he’s still smoking cigarettes too.


12 posted on 11/17/2011 9:47:23 AM PST by IamConservative ("The ability to speak eloquently is not to be confused with having something to say." - MP Hart)
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To: IamConservative
I’d bet money he’s still smoking fags. I’d say he’s still smoking cigarettes too.

BWA HA HA HA HA HA!

13 posted on 11/17/2011 9:48:31 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: dfwgator
If you believe that Obama has really quit, I’ve got some swampland in Florida to sell you.

Right. When a person is a liar of the scale of Zerobama, you question everything he says, even stuff like this.

14 posted on 11/17/2011 9:50:48 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: SoldierDad; expatguy

I gave up smoking a few years ago on May 13, 2008. I am planning on starting again when I turn eighty. So I have that to look forward to. I hope they still make cigarettes, I really miss smoking!

Cold turkey as well!


15 posted on 11/17/2011 9:51:13 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: george76
Don't you just love how ex-smokers give themselves amnesty? They can be more obnoxious than the never-smoked crowd.
16 posted on 11/17/2011 9:54:45 AM PST by Niteranger68 (When voting, if you are not willing to work in the kitchen, order from the menu.)
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To: george76

....Yea but he quit smoking poles...?


17 posted on 11/17/2011 9:57:01 AM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: george76
What a liar.







18 posted on 11/17/2011 9:58:00 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: george76

He has not quit smoking. He is hiding it.


19 posted on 11/17/2011 9:58:37 AM PST by Swede Girl
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To: george76
"Tell the boys and girls to quit, Obammy-Doody!"
"hey, boys and girls, QUIT!"
"Way to follow orders, Obammy-Doody!"


20 posted on 11/17/2011 10:00:11 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Jim from C-Town

I never plan to start up again. When I smoked I experienced Bronchitis at least twice a year. Since I’ve quit, I’ve had bronchitis once, and pnuemonia once. I don’t miss smoking in the least. My problem now is allergies, which I believe were made worse over the course of the 13+ years that I smoked. Airborne particulate matter from burning fields or forest fires seriously impact me.


21 posted on 11/17/2011 10:01:34 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Niteranger68

As a former smoker, I have tried not to be obnoxious to those who smoke. I believe the main reason former smokers tend to be obnoxious is, once they quit, and their olfactory senses return, their bodies have a serious reaction to cigarette smoke and the odor from smoking. That’s my experience anyway. The only time I find myself offended by smokers is when they smoke in places that have been deemed off limits and I am forced to walk through their smoke - entries to public buildings or shopping areas for example.


22 posted on 11/17/2011 10:07:55 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: george76
his former spokesman Robert Gibbs

Yeah 0 bummer, you and Gibbs have been lying PO$ since you took office. Like we are going to believe anything you or your butt boys say. Don't think so.

23 posted on 11/17/2011 10:08:48 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: george76

I urge those who are hooked on Obama to quit Obama. Obama is a disgusting habit that is detrimental to your health and well being.


24 posted on 11/17/2011 10:11:06 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: george76

I don’t believe for one minute that he quit smoking. If he speaks, he lies.


25 posted on 11/17/2011 10:22:58 AM PST by cblue55 (It's either America, or Obama. It cannot be both!)
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To: SoldierDad

January 2003 for me — and not even a puff-in-secret since then.

I do think of all the tax money the government isn’t getting — kids suffering because of lesser money to education, etc., as I sit in the nice cushy recliner and watch the LCD TV while surfing FR on my new Laptop.

When I quit, a regular brand cost about $40/carton. Now, they are about $70/carton. I would smoke 3 cartons per month, so I figure I am saving about $2000 per year. Thus, I don’t feel guilty about splurging occasionally from the money I am saving by not buying cigs any more.


26 posted on 11/17/2011 10:26:13 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: SoldierDad
allergies, which I believe were made worse over the course of the 13+ years that I smoked.

Actually, I was told by an immunologist that when you stop smoking, you can develop allergies that you never had before.

27 posted on 11/17/2011 10:30:02 AM PST by maryz
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To: Arrowhead1952
his former spokesman Robert Gibbs

The only thing I recall Gibbs saying on the subject is that he hadn't seen Obama smoking in a while . . . not exactly the same thing!

28 posted on 11/17/2011 10:32:24 AM PST by maryz
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To: TomGuy
There were two big reasons I quit. One, my youngest son, currently deployed in Afghanistan, had asthma attacks that were brought on by expose to my smoking, and he required hospitalization twice before I realized I was the cause. Second, my father, who smoked up until his death from a motorcycle accident five years ago this month, was coughing up black stuff around the same time my son was having his health problems.

A third reason, though not as much of one as the other two, was the first of the huge tax increases went into effect January 1989. That was the month I quit. Since then there have been numerous tax increases on tobacco. I do not recall the price of a carton of cigarettes when I quite. They were under $20. I was smoking 2.5 packs a day at that point. That's 7.5 cartons a month. At today's prices that would be $6,300 a year. Wow!

29 posted on 11/17/2011 10:36:15 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: maryz

That would explain it. :-(


30 posted on 11/17/2011 10:38:33 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: george76

Now if he can just kick that cocaine habit.

Heck, I have lost count of how many times I have almost started smoking again because of Obama.

One thing is certain.... on the day that filthy bastard is forced out of the White House, I am going to buy me an expensive cigar and a bottle of Brandy......a bottle of Scotch, vodka, Jack, keg of beer, and, and, and...... That is if I can still afford ANYTHING by then. — If my wife sees this paragraph, I am a dead man. ;>)


31 posted on 11/17/2011 10:40:18 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/West 2012.“I’ve got a lot swirling around in my head.”)
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To: SoldierDad
Strangely enough, I breath easier than when i smoked, but the rest of me has gone to heck in a hand basket. I have had the worst and strangest health issues since I quit than at anytime while smoking.

Still, I miss it. It annoyed people and gave me something to do. I simply loved it and am only half kidding about starting again at eighty.

32 posted on 11/17/2011 10:40:45 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: donhunt

I sure don’t.


33 posted on 11/17/2011 10:47:14 AM PST by mcshot (Neither handsome nor handy but took an oath and will vote to save our Country.)
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To: SoldierDad
I was referring to those who don't have to smell the smoke of others, but think since they decided to give up a personal pleasure, so should everybody else.
34 posted on 11/17/2011 11:17:29 AM PST by Niteranger68 (When voting, if you are not willing to work in the kitchen, order from the menu.)
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To: Niteranger68

IMO, the decision to smoke tobacco is up to the individual. However, I also believe they should be prepared to accept and pay for the consequences of that decision. The taxpayer should not be saddled with the bill for smoking related health problems. I feel the same about alcohol use, and any other behavior where there are health risks.


35 posted on 11/17/2011 11:47:19 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: SoldierDad
But where does this assumption come from that all smokers receive public paid healthcare, while non-smokers don't? Are you really comfortable letting those in positions of authority dictate everyone’s behavior in relation to long-term health? That list of activities that might land someone in a hospital will get real long real quick.
36 posted on 11/17/2011 11:59:34 AM PST by Niteranger68 (When voting, if you are not willing to work in the kitchen, order from the menu.)
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To: Niteranger68

Where does the assumption come from that I believe all smokers receive public paid healthcare? I am comfortable with requirements that those who receive public assistance be held to a different standard of behavior than people who are making a living for themselves. As an example, I would be for drug testing of people receiving welfare benefits. Why should the taxpayer be stuck paying for health care needs of people, who are already on the public dole, for engaging in activities and behaviors which are known to result in significant health impairments? Before you go down that road, no, I am not speaking to behaviors such as riding a bicycle, driving a car, or walking on a public sidewalk.


37 posted on 11/17/2011 12:08:55 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: george76

I don’t think we will ever see a similar headline with the word “Muslims” in place of “smokers.”


38 posted on 11/17/2011 2:47:09 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: george76

I smoked two cigarettes yesterday. I haven’t in a while and it gave me a buzz.


39 posted on 12/25/2011 11:01:13 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: SoldierDad

That must have been rough.


40 posted on 12/25/2011 11:02:08 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: dfwgator

*Rimshot!*


41 posted on 12/25/2011 11:03:35 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
I haven’t in a while and it gave me a buzz.

Did you drive 5 MPH so you wouldn't look conspicuous?

42 posted on 12/25/2011 11:24:37 PM PST by 7MMmag
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To: 7MMmag

I was going 45 MPH.

My mother would kick my behind if she saw me smoking,even though she does.


43 posted on 12/25/2011 11:39:48 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

It does give you something to do when you are bored,which is odd.


44 posted on 12/25/2011 11:41:26 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: george76

I wonder if he’s quit smoking crack. He certainly wanted it while Sinclair serviced him, and he was married and serving as a state senator at the time. I doubt he holds the office of the presidency in any higher esteem.


45 posted on 12/25/2011 11:42:55 PM PST by Yaelle (Excuse the mobile device errors please.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Had the windows open a bit to let out the smell, eh?

The smell on the clothes and breath is a dead giveaway.

46 posted on 12/26/2011 12:20:15 AM PST by 7MMmag
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To: 7MMmag

I don’t want my car reeking of cigarettes,that’s for sure.


47 posted on 12/26/2011 12:55:41 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

That first week was difficult. After than, no problem. I had great incentives to quit, and that’s the key.


48 posted on 12/30/2011 6:30:30 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: SoldierDad

How many cigarettes did you smoke and for how long? I have two,maybe three a day,which is all I can stand. I have asthma so it’s not really a good idea for me to be smoking but it’s not like I’m smoking one after another.

I did smoke three in a row a while back and I vomited on my friend’s driveway,right as I opened the door. I was driving and I knew it was about to happen.


49 posted on 12/31/2011 3:04:20 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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