I'm not entirely sure how anyone thinks that Nick Clegg's smoking is big news - especially in the week of the spending review.
To be honest, the fact that Nick smokes isn't news at all and has been discussed by him on a number of occasions. We were chatting about smoking during an off moment in the election campaign he asked how many I smoked. When I said about 20 a day he took that to be a very high number and told me that he smoked two or three in the evening with a glass of wine.
I know that, at one point after he was elected leader, he was trying to give up and I was forbidden to smoke anywhere near him. I'm not saying it was anything to do with me, but he started again fairly soon after.