President-Elect and First Family to receive First Annual Award for his efforts to stop smoking. This prestigious award, created by famous French artist/painter, Philippe Valy, will be bestowed upon President Elect Barack Obama at a date to be announced.
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.
The Poet-in-Residence of the Last Butt Society, Emgee, has written a poem depicting the then Senator Obama’s struggles with smoking during the campaign and what could be his sentiments upon receiving the Award. Since the offer in December and the publication of the poem “Ode to the Wagon”, the poet in residence has updated the poem here.
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President elect Barack Obama slated to receive the first Annual Last Butt Award for his efforts to stop smoking.
This prestigious award, created by famous French artist/painter, Philippe Valy, will be bestowed upon President Elect Barack Obama at a date to be announced.
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/mylastbutt), There are associations in the USA and in Europe.
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”.
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