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Is Obama the only President that Smoked?

  1. What's News profile image72
    What's Newsposted 7 years ago

    Is Obama the only President that Smoked?

    Have there been other Presidents that made it no secret that they had an addiction to nicotine?


  2. melpor profile image92
    melporposted 7 years ago

    No. Many presidents before Obama smoked. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, Warren Harding, Lyndon Johnson, Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy were other presidents that smoked while in office. A few smoked and quit before becoming president. Furthermore, Ulysses S. Grant smoked so much he lost his life due to throat cancer and Obama is no longer a smoker.

  3. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    No, quite a few have smoked especially in that period prior to the taboos of smoking hitting the media.  I think the most recent one before Obama who was a habitual smoker was Lyndon Johnson.  He didn't smoke in public but he smoked.  I didn't count Clinton...although he used cigars, he didn't appear to be smoking them. WB

  4. shynsly profile image58
    shynslyposted 7 years ago

    Keep in mind, "back in the day", most people smoked. It was considered fashionable and to be "the norm".

  5. What's News profile image72
    What's Newsposted 7 years ago

    I knew the answer ExpertCLB. I really just used it as a conversation starter. Yes, I know that is what forums are for but I thought it would be fun.

  6. justom profile image70
    justomposted 7 years ago

    OK detective L, splain to me why some folks live to be over 100 and smoked their whole lives. Just a judgmental idiot who has no business telling anyone ANYTHING. I'm sure you believe the second hand smoke myth too.

  7. profile image48
    powerpointmapposted 7 years ago

    No i think most of the president in the world have smoked.

  8. kevrock529 profile image60
    kevrock529posted 7 years ago

    Do you just mean cigarettes? Bill Clinton smoked but did not inhale. Does that count?

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    fashionjewelry10posted 7 years ago

    Wow, he smokes? All that running and healthy organic vegetable garden have  hefty competition. I suppose many of our presidents have smoked after all tobacco was brought to America as a fabulous thing to do when Columbus came here.

  10. kennetta profile image56
    kennettaposted 7 years ago

    hm thats kinda wird i never seen president obama smok befor
    lol but if he do thats kinda wrid but its his bisness not ours to jug others .

  11. wealthseeker profile image59
    wealthseekerposted 7 years ago

    I did not know he smoked!

    But, I bet many past presidents before 90s would have smoked as smoking is bad for lung was largely ignored in old days.

  12. geekette profile image57
    geeketteposted 7 years ago

    Do dictators count? Fidel Castro love Cubans.