Archive for January, 2009

Please Keep Smoking

January 20, 2009

If President Obama has not been able to quit smoking by now I hope he keeps puffing away as long as he is in office, because the last thing this country needs is a leader who is going through nicotine withdrawal.  According to, a website dedicated to helping people kick the habit, withdrawal symptoms include:


-mental confusion




-mood swings




-feelings of being an infant: temper tantrums, feelings of dependency, a state of near paralysis


It usually takes 8-12 weeks for a former smoker to feel comfortable being a non-smoker, and withdrawal symptoms can last for six months or more.


Personally, I do not want a president who is confused, angry, nervous, depressed, tired, sick and mentally unstable.  So if Obama still needs a cigarette from time to time a grateful nation should say “Thank you for smoking, Mr. President.”