President Obama has been smoking for 30 years and managed to quit - and so can you



The White House says President Obama has kicked the habit and stopped smoking. "It's been probably about nine months since he last smoked a cigarette," says Robert Gibbs, the President's press secretary, in an interview with CNN. Mr. Obama, like a lot of smokers, has quit before and started back up again. This time may be different. Gibbs says this is the longest he's known the President to go without a cigarette. He quit by chewing Nicorette gum and exercising a lot of will power.

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Stop smoking: Follow the President's example. CNN.
The Presidents Club | Photos: Oval Office Secrets from Truman to Obama | TIME, 2012.

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