June 23rd, 2009
08:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama admits to smoking on occasion

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he is "95 percent cured" of his smoking habit, "but there are times I mess up."

Obama said "that as a former smoker, I constantly struggle with it. ... Have I fallen off the wagon? Yes."

Obama noted he is not a daily smoker and "doesn't do it in front of" his children.

The president argued that a new law providing for FDA regulation of tobacco "is not about me. It's about the next generation of kids coming up."

The president made his remarks during a news conference at the White House.

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  1. Kiss

    People with glass house shouldn't throw stones. To all you Obama haters what is your house made of?

    June 23, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
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