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(NBC NEWS) --President Obama says he hasn't smoked a cigarette in six years.

He has said he stopped for his daughters, but after a United Nation's event Monday, an open microphone caught the President telling Kenya's former Human Rights Commissioner the real reason he hasn't lit up.

Obama: I hope you've quit smoking.
Kiai: sometimes. Have you?

Obama: yeah, unintelligible. No, no, I haven't in six years. That's because I'm scared of my wife.
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It should be noted the president has publicly admitted to falling off the wagon when it comes to cigarettes, as recently as 2009.