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He's NOT a vegan

I erroneously posted that Barack Obama is a vegan after happening upon an old April Fool’s joke online this morning. It was too good to be true! He sure LOOKS like a vegan, though, doesn’t he? I suppose he’d probably want to give up that smoking habit before he took on veganism anyway!

Barack Obama for vegan!


  • dodododo Raw Newbie

    i was vegan 4 years before i gave up smoking ;)

  • I didn’t know Obama smoked….it funny because I’ve seen something or other from him practically every day! haha. But I guess you don’t exactly smoke while you’re giving speeches.

  • PamPam

    Yeah, unfortunately. You can hear it in his voice.

    Dodo, my daughter is one of the healthiest cooked food eaters I know… and has been since her mid teens. She is now 28 and struggled for over a decade with a cigarette addiction. Funny thing is she only smoked about 5 cigarettes a week. She finally quit but STILL has the urge!

  • He does look a little bit like he has some mucous, and I’ve seen pictures of him walking out of a Subway store with a sandwich and coke in his hand, so I guess he isn’t really near a perfect diet. I didn’t know he smoked either, but now that you mention it he does have that kind of voice.

  • Wow Obama smokes?? My smoker roommates will now look up to him even more ;) I used to smoke a pack of cloves a week. Since about week two of going raw I haven’t bought a single pack but have bummed a few, but my lungs could feel it afterward, especially after having a few at my Halloween party. I imagine that will help me to not revert back. I’m hoping to not even bum on occasion at all. The mental addiction is high though and the thought of enjoying the activity is all there still. I especially liked smoking in the cool fall weather so right now is especially hard, so wish me luck this fall.

  • PamPam

    Imagine the healthy tissue in your lungs just shriveling up and dying, or becoming cancerous. You can do it!

  • Just imagine not being a slave to the tobacco industry, that did it for me.

  • I gave up for two years but started again last year (stranded in Georgia, no not your one, locked in the hotel, up to my eyebrows with teargas, all I could do was sit at the bar and drink beers and smoke…) I do love it though. I’m not a remorseful smoker, I just love it.

  • Obama supposedly gave up smoking when he officially decided to run for Prez. He promised his wife he would quit if he ran. He had smoked for 25 years if I remember right.

  • I just had my friend diagnosed with advanced emphysema, she’s only 46. It was devastating to her and everyone who knows her. I had quit last year, but still bummed a few, now I’ve quit for good after seeing it happen. Anyone have suggestions for helping emphysema nutritionally?

  • MeditatingMeditating Raw Newbie

    Obama has admitted he has smoked in his past but gave up cigarettes before his children were born. Since then, he has on admitted to relapsing briefly on several occasions. Early in the campaign he admitted to some smoking for a few weeks and then quit again. Obama’s doctor discussed his health issues, including his struggles with smoking. He has gone through brief periods of relapse on 5-6 occasions in the last 10 or so years. Obama admitted it bothers him as he concerned about his girl’s perception and his own health. He also understands how addictive nicotine is because it is still difficult for him.

  • yeah obama is not vegan but i have heard he is “careful with his diet” whatever that means.

    last i heard he was TRYING to give up smoking, but i can imagine it was hard to do in such a stressful situation.

  • what? The Denzel Washington of Washington smokes? lol! Well, I won’t judge him, I just hope that he can kick the habit and I pray for the health of all smokers.

  • I don’t care if Obama smokes a pack a day and eats steak for every meal, he’s still the sexiest politician ever.

  • according to some he was still doing cocaine recently. within the past few years. of course if you really do the research with an open mind, that is not unusual for any politician, let alone president.

    i still think he is going to be the president of positive change.

  • DreamBrother – I have a hard time believing he was doing blow recently. i think his openly talking about it in his autobiography is a strong sign that it is behind him. also, he’s a family man with ridiculously high aspirations – I don’t think he will risk things in the way that clinton (bill) did.

    bitt – i haven’t seen you in a while. good to have you back!

  • Ain’t he sexy slosh-uh? daz mah baby daddy! lol! I’m an Obama groupie..Obama mama..for now any way lol! ;-)

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