• World’s Most Famous Smokers

    Barack Hussein Obama II, born August 4, 1961, is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.

    Obama is known smoker and as smoking executive of  the world’s most powerful country, and as most American knows that nicotine is not easy to shake up. But the president said that he is 100% cure from smoking.

    Albert Einstein, born on March 14, 1879,  was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics, and one of the most prolific intellects in human history. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”. The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory within physics. probably the world’s greatest ever scientist Einstein died April 18, 1955 due to abdominal aortic aneurysm, he is 76 years old.

    As smoking genius, Einstein do love to smoke, during his working tenure at Princeton, he walked between his home and to his office, one can notice that he was followed by trail of smoke. With his familiar image of  wild hair and baggy clothes, Einstein is always clutching his trusty briar pipe. In 1950, Einstein is noted as saying, “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs,” Although he favored pipes, Einstein was not one to turn down a cigar or even a cigarette.

    Thomas Edison, born February 11, 1847  was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed “The Wizard of Menlo Park” (now Edison, New Jersey) by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large teamwork to the process of invention, and therefore is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory. He died on October 18, 1931 due to diabetes complication at the age of 84.

    Edison was a prodigious cigar smoker. He liked to celebrate an invention with a stogie (preferably one he had won from a luckless lab assistant who had bet him he couldn’t perform whatever feat of technological sorcery he was attempting). “The Wizard of Menlo Park” also had a sense of humor: to tweak associates who pilfered his cigars, he once planted phony smokes rolled from sawdust in his desk drawer.

    Alexander Graham Bell, born March 3, 1847, was  Scottish eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Many other inventions marked Bell’s later life, including groundbreaking work in optical telecommunications, hydrofoils and aeronautics. In 1888, Alexander Graham Bell became one of the founding members of the National Geographic Society. Bell has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history.

    Bell is also known as smoker, he preferred pipe and cigar, he is already a smoker since his adolescent life and continued to smoke until the time of his death.  He died August 2, 1922 due to complication of diabetes at the age of 75.

    Robert Oppenheimer born April 22, 1904, was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is often called the “father of the atomic bomb” for his role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II project that developed the first nuclear weapons. The first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945 in the Trinity test in New Mexico.

    Known as chain smoker that started during his teenage year, Oppenheimer died February 18, 1967 due to throat cancer cause by smoking at the age 63.

    Edwin Hubble born November 29, 1889,  was an American astronomer who profoundly changed understanding of the universe by confirming the existence of galaxies other than our own, the Milky Way. He also discovered that the degree of “Doppler shift” (specifically “redshift”) observed in the light spectra from other galaxies increased in proportion to a particular galaxy’s distance from Earth. This relationship became known as Hubble’s law, and helped establish that the universe is expanding. Hubble has sometimes been incorrectly credited with discovering the Doppler shift in the spectra of galaxies, but this had already been observed earlier by Vesto Slipher, whose data Hubble used. Hubble died September 28, 1953

    Hubble use pipes and cigar, although he sometimes puff some cigarette form time to time. He died at the age of 64 due to cerebral thrombosis (blood clot in brain).

    Winston Churchill, born November 30, 1874 was British Prime Minister. A politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. He is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders. He served as Prime Minister twice (1940–45 and 1951–55). A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. To date, he is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and he was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.

    Churchill is known smoker and preferred to use pipe and cigar, he started smoking as a juvenile and only stopped smoking at the age 78 after a series of strokes. He died January 24, 1965 due to massive stroke, he is 90 years old.

    Franklin D Roosevelt, born January 30, 1882 was the American president during WW2 , also known by his initials, FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945) and a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war. The only American president elected to more than two terms, he facilitated a durable coalition that realigned American politics for decades. FDR defeated incumbent Republican Herbert Hoover in November 1932, at the depths of the Great Depression. FDR’s persistent optimism and activism contributed to a renewal of the national spirit. He worked closely with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin in leading the Allies against Germany and Japan in World War II.

    Franklin D. Roosevelt was a steady, but never a problem, drinker, who generally enjoyed 2 or 3 cocktails a night, but as a smoker, he was also a heavy smoker, and he can consumed an average 30 cigarettes stick a day despite doctor’s orders to cut down. His long-stemmed cigarette holder, tilting upward from his toothy grin, became a Roosevelt trademark. Roosevelt died April 12, 1945 due to massive cerebral hemorrhage. He was 63.

    William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton August 19, 1946 is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States (1993–2001). Before that, he was Governor of the state of Arkansas. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation. His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, has served as the United States Secretary of State since January 21, 2009, and was Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009. Both Clintons received Jurist Doctor (J.D.) degrees from Yale Law School.

    And as for smoking a cigar?. Does he or doesn’t he? The 42nd president is known for chewing cigars on the golf course, but there have been only a few reports of his actually smoking a cigar. It’s well known that the first lady bans tobacco smoke from the White House.

    Helmut Schmidt born 23 December 1918) is a German Social Democratic politician who served as Chancellor of West Germany from 1974 to 1982. Prior to becoming chancellor, he had served as Minister of Defense and Minister of Finance. He had also served briefly as Minister of Economics and as acting Foreign Minister. He is the oldest surviving German Chancellor and the last surviving person to have been solely Chancellor of West Germany (Helmut Kohl was Chancellor of both West Germany and reunified Germany). He also is the oldest Federal German Minister surviving after the death of his Interior Minister Werner Maihofer.

    Germany’s role model of smokers, Schmidt was seldom photograph without holding a stick of cigarette, He is a dedicated smoker throughout his career. And even the German congress pass a law banning people smoking in public, both Mr. and Mrs.(Loki)  Schmidt, wouldn’t just can’t stop puffing cigarettes of place of their choice.

    Honorable Mentions;

    Gerhard Schröder ,  former German Chancellor,  October 27, 1998 to November 22, 2005

    Queen Margrethe II,  queen of Denmark, January 14, 1972 – present

    Princess Stephanie of Monaco born  February 1, 1965

    King Hussein of Jordan,   August 11, 1952 to February 7, 1999

    Camilla Parker Bowles ; Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Wales

    John F Kennedy, 35th US president, January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963

    Gerald Ford, 38th US president, August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977

    George Orwell, English author and journalist

    Oscar Wilde was an Irish writer and poet

    Jean-Paul Sartre was a Frenchs existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic.

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