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Old December 12th, 2017, 10:11 AM   #1
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How many Presidents smoked cigarettes?


Since FDR.....

FDR Yes.

Truman Probably not.

Ike. Probably not.

JFK Probably so, probably a drinker/smoker.

LBJ Yes.

Nixon Probably a drinker/smoker.

Ford Sometimes, smoked a pipe, drinker/smoker.

Carter Never smoked.

Reagan Did but quit.

Bush Maybe as a youth, but a non smoker.

Clinton Non smoker.

Bush II Probably not.

Obama Smoker.

Trump. Never smoked.

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Old December 12th, 2017, 05:15 PM   #2

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Eisenhower was a three pack a day man
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JFK enjoyed an occasional cigar.
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JFK enjoyed an occasional cigar.
So did Clinton...
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So did Clinton...
Iīve seen one photo where Clinton was chomping on a cigar, but it didnīt look lit. Probably in keeping with his "not inhaling" policy.
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So did Clinton...
Some enjoyed Clinton's cigar as well.
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I wondered about the early presidents. I found this

Out of all the presidents, who smoked the most? - Dead Presidents

and this

https://www.projectknow.com/a-comple...d-alcohol-use/
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Nixon's worst weakness probably was his drinking.

Lots of sources describe him as losing the battle with booze in his second term.

For those in very high responsibility, high stress roles moderate use of nicotine is correlated to better performance, IMO.

I can't imagine why anyone would consider it a good idea for a smoker to try to quit while serving as President.
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