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obama-smokingEarlier this month, we talked about how the Nick Naylors of the world needed to work their magic in defense of the tobacco industry to prevent a new bout of aggressive anti-smoking legislation from hitting the President’s desk.

Well, Nick Naylor failed.

Surrounded by lawmakers and special guests in the Rose Garden today, President Obama signed the “strongest anti-smoking measure ever” into law, according to the Associated Press.

Apparently, the irony of the moment wasn’t lost on Obama, a chain smoker since his teen years. According to AP, he alluded to his own struggle to quit cigarettes as he signed the bill into law.