US President Barack Obama is working very hard on his smoking habits and has not been seen smoking in probably nine months, a White House spokesman said on Friday.
"I've not seen or witnessed evidence of any smoking in probably nine months," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said at his daily news briefing.
"This is not something that he's proud of. He knows that it's not good for him. He knows that he doesn't like it. He doesn't like children to know about it, obviously, including his," Gibbs said in response to a question.
"I think he has worked extremely hard, and I think he would tell you even when in the midst of a tax agreement and a START deal and all the other things that accumulate, that even where he might have once found some comfort in that, he's pushed it away," Gibbs said. Obama working very hard on his smoking habits