December 27, 2010 - U.S. President Barack Obama quit his habitual smoking habit after nine months without a cigarette in the White House, according to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
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“It was a commitment that I think he made to himself at the end of health care and with his two daughters in mind,” Mr. Gibbs told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.
Nine months is the longest period Mr. Obama has gone without puffing a cigarette.
Mr. Gibbs also mentioned the president used “stubborn willpower” after trying Nicorette soft chews.
“It really stuck,” said Mr. Gibbs. “I hope he doesn’t start again, it tests his willpower everyday, and this president has a strong will.”
Reference: Obama Quits Smoking by: S.K. Neff, PoliticallyIllustrated.com, 12/26/2010.
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