NYT zings Obama on tobacco bill

Something tells me the White House isn't too pleased with this headline from the New York Times.

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The lede isn't much kinder:
President Obama does not discuss the fact that he still occasionally smokes, a habit he very publicly tried to kick during his race for the White House.

But there he was on Monday, talking about cigarettes. As he signed legislation bringing tobacco products under federal control for the first time, the president conceded that the new law, aimed at keeping children from starting to smoke, could have helped him three decades ago.

Mr. Obama noted that 90 percent of smokers began on or before their 18th birthday.

jeremy.jacobs@thehill.com