Gibbs: Obama Hasn't Smoked In 9 Months

By: Rob Adams
Staff Writer
Published: Dec 28, 2021

Gibbs: Obama Hasn't Smoked In 9 Months. President Barack Obama hasn't smoked in 9 months, according to Robert Gibbs. The White House Press Secretary says the president has done an excellent job in quitting.

Obama has quit smoking, according to Robert Gibbs. He told reporters that he had not witnessed any evidence of the president having a cigarette since March. In an interview for CNN over the weekend, the White House Press Secretary expanded on those remarks, saying Mr. Obama "has done enormously well in quitting."

"It was a commitment that I think he made to himself at the end of the health care and with his two daughters in mind," he said on CNN's "State of the Union," Gibbs said.

Gibbs also confirmed the news via Twitter, saying "POTUS hasnt' [sic] had a cigarette in about 9 months."

President Obama still chews Nicorette gum and that this was the longest period since he's known him that he has gone without smoking, according to Gibbs.

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