President Barack Obama smokes in private and prefers the Marboro Red brand, although he may have kicked the cigarette habit. Aides to the president suggest that from time-to-time, Obama bums cigarettes from staff members.
Obama started smoking in 1980 while a college student. Obama told "Men's Health" magazine that he smoked about three cigarettes daily. Obama is not the only cigarette-smoking president. Dwight Eisenhower smoked four packs a day, quitting cold turkey when his physician told him he needed to reduce the number of cigarettes he smoked. Gerald Ford smoked a pipe regularly. Bill Clinton occasionally smoked cigars while in the White House.