Obama Switches From Kools to Newport Lights
Under the advice of doctors, Barack Obama has quit smoking Kool cigarettes, his favorite since the age of 14, to a lower tar cigarette, Newport Lights. After his first carton, he reportedly can “taste the sensation.”
From the AP here:
President Barack Obama hasn’t kicked the smoking habit, takes anti-inflammatory medication to relieve chronic tendinitis in his left knee and should eat better to lower his cholesterol.
The White House physician, Navy Capt. Jeffrey Kuhlman, said Obama should stick with “smoking cessation efforts,” the use of nicotine gum, and come back in August 2011 after he turns 50.
Obama cholesterol levels have crept up to borderline high and he should alter his diet accordingly.
The president is the picture of health, eats modest portions and exercises regularly. He is an avid basketball player and golfer. The slightly elevated cholesterol levels, tendinitis in his left knee and occasional smoking were the only negatives noted.
Obama said at a June news conference that he still had an occasional cigarette. It was his first public acknowledgment that he hadn’t kicked the habit. He chews nicotine gum to avoid regular smoking, and his doctor said that should continue.
His poor children have to suffer in a home breathing in all that second-hand smoke. The shame!
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