Herman Cain Does Not Think Smoking Is Cool

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DES MOINES, IA - OCTOBER 22:  Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain listens to speakers at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Presidential Forum on October 22, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. Candidates Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum are scheduled to speak at the event, all hoping to gain support of the roughly 1000 in attendance in front of the January 3, 2012 Iowa caucus.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
DES MOINES, IA - OCTOBER 22: Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain listens to speakers at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Presidential Forum on October 22, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. Candidates Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum are scheduled to speak at the event, all hoping to gain support of the roughly 1000 in attendance in front of the January 3, 2012 Iowa caucus. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Photo: Scott Olson/2011 Getty Images

While Mark Block, Herman Cain's chief of staff and star of his mind-blowing recent campaign video, seems to think cigarettes convey awesomeness, the candidate himself certainly does not. Pressed by the hosts of Face the Nation on Sunday, Cain took a firm stance on the issue: "Young people of America, all people: Do not smoke. I've never smoked and I have encouraged people not to smoke ... Smoking is not a cool thing to do." (Wink-wink.) Like the ad says, this man truly is America. [Politico]