President Obama tobacco-free at check-up

President Obama tobacco-free at check-up

Physician declares Obama 'tobacco-free' after annual check-up

President Obama is in good health and is tobacco-free, according to a medical report released by the White House.

Obama's examination was performed by Navy captain and Physician to the President Dr. Jeff Kuhlman. His assessment of the president's healthy was released Monday.

Kuhlman reported that Obama eats well, has a healthy weight, is tobacco free and is physically active. Kuhlman also reported that Obama, "On occasion drinks alcohol in moderation."

In the past, advisers said that Obama had been working to quit smoking.

"This is not something he's proud of," then-White House press Secretary Robert Gibbs said in December. "He knows it's not good for him."

Kuhlman reported that Obama is in good health.

"The president is in excellent health and 'fit for duty,' " Kuhlman wrote. "All clinical data indicate he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency. The president is current on all age-appropriate screening tests. He is 'fit at fifty' and "staying health at 50+'."


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