According to a Google, AP news release citing First Lady Michell Obama, President Barack Obama has "formally" quit smoking and hasn't had a cigarette in almost a year.
According to the news agency, Michelle Obama said quitting has been a "personal challenge" for the President. She did not elaborate on how he quit, and while she said she was proud of her husband, she hasn't asked him for details. "I haven't really poked and prodded him on this," she said. "When somebody's doing the right thing, you don't mess with them." Well said.
I've always believed that parents must lead by example. The First Lady said Obama's chief motivation for quitting was because he wanted to be able to look daughters Malia, 12, and Sasha, 9, in the face and say "No" if they ever asked him about his not-so-secret vice.
Congratulations on breaking the habit for your children Mr. President! Tweens are experts at sniffing out the hypocrisy of their parents, and often use it to justify their owns bad behaviors. So, I'm happy to see that you've decided to give them some change that they can believe in.