Washington AC/DC - (Smoke N Mirrors): It's been almost a year, Mrs Obama told reporters, since her husband's last affair with the dreaded weed.
"Of course, I haven't really poked and prodded him on this," the First Lady admitted in reply to questions about the couple's private habits.
"Sure hope that doesn't apply to the First Couple's love life!" an LA FagHagSlagMag hack commented, "the nation needs them on top of things."
Obama has never been a 20-a-day man despite legendary stamina and other manly qualities.
Last year the White House denied he'd worn a specially engineered 'nicotine' patch to help top up levels of 'another favorite buzz'.
"The President abhors all illegal intoxicants," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs quipped this morning.
"Besides, American presidents never actually inhale."