By Aaron BlakeSeptember 23, 2013By Aaron BlakeSeptember 23, 2013SharePresident Obama said on an open microphone at the U.N. General Assembly Monday that he quit smoking six years ago "because I'm scared of my wife.""I hope you quit smoking," he told a fellow attendee, according to audio played Monday by CNN.Support our journalism. Subscribe today.arrow-rightAfter the man said he smokes "sometimes," Obama said he chews Nicorette nicotine gum and that "I haven't had a cigarette in probably six years." He then jokes: "That' because I'm scared of my wife." Michelle Obama previously said that Obama quit smoking sometime around 2010. RELATED: Other impromptu moments at the microphone View Photo Gallery —Many political leaders have been caught making statements not intended for the public. Today's HeadlinesThe most important news stories of the day, curated by Post editors and delivered every morning.