Skip to comments.Obama urges smokers to follow his example and quit
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.
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.
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If you believe that Obama has really quit, I’ve got some swampland in Florida to sell you.
(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)
He lies about everything else. Who would believe this?
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.
Obama should follow my example. I don’t live in the White House....
Oh please someone get a current picture of this fagot sucking a ciggy-butt!
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."
I'm all in favor of Obama quitting. And he should probably stop smoking, too.
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?
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.
BWA HA HA HA HA HA!
Right. When a person is a liar of the scale of Zerobama, you question everything he says, even stuff like this.
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!
....Yea but he quit smoking poles...?
He has not quit smoking. He is hiding it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I don’t believe for one minute that he quit smoking. If he speaks, he lies.
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.
Actually, I was told by an immunologist that when you stop smoking, you can develop allergies that you never had before.
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!
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!
That would explain it. :-(
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. ;>)
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.
I sure don’t.
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.
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.
I don’t think we will ever see a similar headline with the word “Muslims” in place of “smokers.”
I smoked two cigarettes yesterday. I haven’t in a while and it gave me a buzz.
That must have been rough.
Did you drive 5 MPH so you wouldn't look conspicuous?
I was going 45 MPH.
My mother would kick my behind if she saw me smoking,even though she does.
It does give you something to do when you are bored,which is odd.
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.
The smell on the clothes and breath is a dead giveaway.
I don’t want my car reeking of cigarettes,that’s for sure.
That first week was difficult. After than, no problem. I had great incentives to quit, and that’s the key.
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.