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If you wondered how President Obama was able to kick his daily smoking habit, he revealed his motivation yesterday, according to NBC News. The President joked that he was able to successfully quit smoking “because I’m scared of my wife.”

After a Civil Society Roundtable at the opening day of the United Nations General Assembly meeting, an open mic caught the president questioning U.N. Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai about his smoking habit.

“I hope you quit smoking,” Obama said as the two greeted each other after the event.

Kiai said he still enjoyed a smoke from time-to-time, and asked Obama if he had been able to kick the habit.

“I haven’t had a cigarette in 6 years…that’s because I’m scared of my wife,” Obama told him with a grin.

The commander-in-chief’s smoking habit has received plenty of attention since taking the White House. While pushing for passage of health care reform in 2009, he admitted that he still struggled with cigarettes and has continued to smoke on occasion as president.