Earlier this week, someone posted a photo of President Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi standing outside on a balcony.
The photo touched off speculation about whether Obama is holding a pack of cigarettes. Or, some speculated, something else — like a pack of gum, for instance. Or a phone! Or something else entirely!
Obama has said he's struggled to quit — but he did quit years ago.
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