Washington, DC, Obama claimed not heavy smokers who had smoked every day.Yet U.S. President was aware of his bad habits must be stopped. Through determination and family support, the president is already 9 months not smoking.
“I have not seen and witnessed no evidence of smoking within nine months,” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said when asked by reporters about how Obama’s bid to quit smoking, Sunday (12/12/2010).
Gibbs said Obama had struggled to quit smoking. ”It (smoking) was not something he’s proud of. He knows it’s not good for him. He knew he did not like about it,” Gibbs said.
“I think he has been working (trying to quit smoking) with a bang. He has struggled against that habit,” said Gibbs.
The media called Obama’s campaign slogan “Yes We Can ‘suitable enough for his determination to quit smoking. Obama’s smoking habit was under the spotlight when he advanced in the U.S. presidential election 2009. Before elected U.S. President, Obama has been determined to quit smoking.
When Obama’s campaign acknowledged the bad habit of smoking as a teenager.Some photographs are smoking Obama also had a month-monthly campaign of political opponents.
But Obama said he was not a smoker every day. ”I was never a heavy smoker. I’ve quit periodically over the last few years due to strong demand from wives and replacing them with chewing Nicorette (gum),” Obama told the Chicago Tribune during the presidential campaign this time.
At that time, Obama said his wife Michelle has given the spirit and encouraged her to get out of the vicious circle of smoking for health reasons.
In the presidential medical examination in March 2010, Obama declared healthy and continue to struggle to quit smoking. Since the medical examination was announced, the occupant of the White House also never again see Obama smoking.
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