09 Feb '11, 1am

Obama finally quits smoking

Obama finally quits smoking

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has finally kicked his craving for the odd cigarette -- and his wife Michelle is "very proud" the former puffer-in-chief can look his kids in the eye and say he doesn't smoke. Obama's struggle to beat his addiction has been a subject of inordinate fascination for the US press, throughout his barnstorming 2008 campaign and in the first two years of his presidency. But First Lady Michelle Obama told reporters Tuesday that the president had not had a drag for about a year and said she was "very proud" he had succeeded in what had been a "personal challenge for him," USA Today reported. Michelle Obama said she had not repeatedly bugged Obama about quitting -- all while doing one of the world's most stressful jobs. "When somebody's doing the right thing, you don't mess with them," she said according to USA Today, adding that Obama had final...

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