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President-Elect Barack Obama to receive prestigious award
President-Elect and First Family to receive First Annual Award for his efforts to stop smoking. In response to Tom Brokaw's question about whether he is aware that there is no smoking in the White House, Obama admitted to falling off the wagon...
It will be the First Annual Last Butt Awards to be given to selected public officials and celebrities to reward them for making giant efforts to stop smoking as they grapple with the challenges of their office or industry.
MY LAST BUTT… is an international association founded in 2008. Its purpose is to provide support to smokers wanting to quit smoking, to raise awareness of the detrimental effects of the cigarette by the means of any artistic event such as concerts, plays, street shows, sculptures, paintings or any other activity, preventive operations with miscellaneous establishments to also increase awareness among young people of the influence of cigarette on our lifestyle, without having to stigmatize, tax or stress the smokers. Many have joined the movement (http://www.myspace.com/
The Board of Directors of the Last Butt Society is committed to providing a new approach to those smokers grappling with giving up smoking, as well as those who stop and start, like President-Elect Obama who admits to falling off the wagon a couple of times. As he said to Tom Brokaw during his interview on Meet the Press on Sunday 7 December 2008, "I have done a terrible job so far, however, I can assure you that there will be no smoking in the White House".
The efforts of the President-Elect have not gone unnoticed. Given the magnitude of the tasks facing this 44th President of the United States, the Board of Directors of the Last Butt Society agreed unaminously to bestow the First Last Butt Award to President-Elect Obama, and supporting awards to members of the First Family to strengthen their support to the President-Elect.
The Poet-in-Residence of the Last Butt Society, Emgee, has written a poem to this end:
Ode to the Wagon
The campaign trail was quite a ride
Tried to stay on the wagon till the other side
But with bumps and thumps and hills and vales
The wagon derailed, I went off the trail
Got up, got on, a long way away
November 4, will it ever get here
Back on, fell off, back on again
The ride was long, had to take a train
Ditched the wagon, hitched a ride
No more falling off till the other side
And now, now, no matter the rut
I am the proud holder of
MY LAST BUTT
Emgee Poetry, 2008
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International Association with objective to help smokers gently quit smoking. without pressure and stigma; and increase awareness of the influence of cigarettes on our lifestyle.