President Obama - still needs a cigarette (coffin nails) once in a while??

March 1, 2010 - Can you believe this guy still has not totally given up tobacco.

Navy Capt. Dr. Jeff Kuhlman gave Obama his physical exam at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland Sunday morning, February 28th and recommended that the president "continue smoking cessation efforts." Obama will most likely use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for many months and still not be able to quit his dependence completely.

He's quick to mention that he never smokes in front of his kids but he should know that this not good enough, especially with his oldest daughter having asthma. Hasn't Obama heard about the dangers of third hand smoke. (New Study - children are especially vulnerable to thirdhand smoke..)

Here's some comments from readers of the original article..
(1) What a freaking Sissy-Wuss! Cold Turkey is the only way to go but it takes *alls and self discipline, and this "leader" is lacking in both! Spend more time practicing deep breathing exercises and brisk walking. (2) Enough already! I know people who quit cold turkey and never went back to that filthy disgusting habit. I can't believe that someone like Obama, who is so disiplined in every other aspect of his life, is still going through therapy for this!

Reference: Obama using nicotine replacement therapy by Jordan Fabian, The Hill, February 28, 2010.

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