Doctor confirms president has quit smoking

It's official. President Obama has stopped smoking. Or as his doctor reported on Monday, he is "tobacco free."

This is the first official confirmation of what the president's spokesmen have been saying for much of the past year and what the president himself told the nation last week when he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

The president's blood pressure would raise envy among other 50-year-old men with loads of responsibility, at 107/71.

Last year's report said the president will "continue smoking-cessation efforts, a daily exercise program, healthy diet, moderation in alcohol intake…"

This year's said he is "Tobacco free, physically active, eats a healthy diet, stays at a healthy weight, (and) on occasion drinks alcohol in moderation."

The report, from Dr. Jeffrey C. Kuhlman, shows little change in the president's vital statistics. His weight has gone up less than 2 pounds since his February 2010 physical, from 179.9 pounds to 181.3. His height remains the same at 73 inches. His heart rate was at 56 beats per minute and now is 67 beats per minute. His cholesterol has dropped 16 points to 193 since the February 2010 examination.

In his summary, Dr. Kuhlman reported, "The president is in excellent health and 'fit for duty.' All clinical data indicate he will remain so for the duration of his presidency."

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