I found myself pondering this question today while watching the inauguration, “Will Barack Obama smoke electronic cigarettes some day?“
Sorry President Barack Obama for not referring to you as “President” in my own thoughts. Just not my style! Oh, and I think it was right before you took the oath too..
Anyway, like many Americans I watched the inauguration of President Barack Obama today in hopeful anticipation. I am probably much less hopeful than many of the hard-core Obama supporters out there and have decided to reserve judgment because:
a. I have been burned by politicians too many times now (We all have)
b. I believe actions speak louder than words
c. Things are pretty messed up right now
After the thoughts that America has just made history electing its first African American president passed, I searched my heart and soul to come up with ways that President Barack Obama’s presidency will be most relevant to me.
Then it hit me, “Will President Barack Obama smoke electronic cigarettes some day?” It would raise awareness of this most viable alternative to smoking cigarettes ever.
Some of you might be thinking, “Does President Barack Obama smoke cigarettes?” Aren’t those pictures photo-shopped?
The answer is YES he smokes Marlboros errr I mean technically NO he quit I mean ahh not at the White House because it is against the rules there umm … Maybe you should just watch this video of the Tom Brokaw interview with now President Barack Obama on “Meet the Press” embedded in the article at The Huffington Post.
I can almost smell a media feast brewing. I can almost hear his words in the distant future, “Hey I said I wouldn’t smoke AT the White House..” Honestly though I hope I am wrong about this politician, but watch the video anyway.
I do hope my question is answered “YES” and President Barack Obama smokes electronic cigarettes setting an example for other smokers out there.
I have had conversations with friends, family and electronic cigarette suppliers and manufacturers discussing the possibility of electronic cigarettes becoming FDA approved. Is this a possibility under President Barack Obama’s administration?
On the one hand President Obama wants to improve healthcare. FDA approval of electronic cigarettes could easily lead to more widespread use of the product which would in turn lead to a reduction in health care costs.
Smoking is currently the #1 preventable cause of death in the U.S.
On the other hand President Obama is, or once was a smoker and it is hard to tell if he would listen to “big-tobacco” lobbyists as I am sure they will be pleading with his administration to potentially even ban electronic cigarettes and protect the employees of “big tobacco” etc. etc.
Also, would selling more electronic cigarettes increase the trade deficit between the U.S. and China? Probably, but what product doesn’t?
Only time will tell.
Until then I wonder and wait again in hopeful anticipation, “Will President Barack Obama smoke electronic cigarettes some day?” This is maybe not THE most important question regarding our new president’s future and that of the country, but one of the most important to me. What do you think? I would like to hear other people’s opinions on these matters so please post a comment if you have an opinion.