"It wasn't the presidency, it wasn't the pressure from me, it wasn't even his health, because he wasn't a big smoker," explained the first lady. President Obama never puffed away in front of the kids, but he wanted to set a better example before looking "his girls in the eye" and giving them the no-smoking lecture. "They played an important role in him finally saying, 'I've gotta get this done'... he credits them with that."
"They are at the age now where you can't hide, it's clear," said the first lady, relaxing with her feet kicked up on the couch in the East Wing. The first lady said these conservations have prompted other heart-to-heart talks within the family. "We talk about drugs. We talk about sex. We talk about smoking. We talk about it all."