U.S. President-elect Barack Obama failed to give a straight answer when asked on a U.S. talkshow on Sunday whether he had managed to quit smoking.
In a country where cigarettes are responsible for one in five deaths and smoking costs tens of billions of dollars in health care, Obama has been under pressure to set an example by giving up his reported two-decade-old habit.
Appearing on NBC’s "Meet the Press" program, interviewer Tom Brokaw told Obama he had ducked answering the question during an interview last month with ABC’s Barbara Walters.
Not that it matters one way or the other, but the fact that this was not covered in any part of the mainstream press is amazing! Not that it changes anything, but you would think somewhere somehow it would have been mentioned.
Ironically Hillary’s smoking ban makes it impossible for him to smoke in the White House. Question, does he have to exit the White House grounds? Is there a special presidential smoking area?
Ah the humor.