President Obama knows all too well how difficult it is to quit smoking, and today he addressed his struggle to kick the habit just before signing a law he hopes will help other people put out their cigarettes too.
"Each day, 1,000 young people under the age of 18 become new, regular, daily smokers, and almost 90 percent of all smokers began at or before their 18th birthday," Obama said today. "I know. I was one of these teenagers. And so I know how difficult it can be to break this habit when it's been with you for a long time."
The new tobacco law gives the Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco in the same way the government regulates breakfast cereals and pharmaceuticals.
"This legislation is a victory for bipartisan ship, and it was passed overwhelmingly in both houses of Congress," Obama said today. "It's a victory for health care reform, as it will reduce some of the billions we spend on tobacco-related health care costs in this country."
I despise this man more than most; at this right I don't see him lasting that long and he will be president not much longer. That will be the happiest day for me. I am so pissed Obama is trying to take all our rights away! First cigarettes, next will be alcohol then I will have no place to relax and dance! Not to mention he is trying to trying to tack away my money and put My wife and I on the streets; along with millions of others. I despise him...