(CNN) - The president may have kicked his smoking habit once and for all. It has been about nine months since the president's last cigarette, according to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Gibbs said he still chews Nicorette, but that the president used "stubborn willpower" to stop.
Gibbs also said this is the longest period, in the almost eight years he's known the president that he's gone without smoking.
"It's really stuck," Gibbs said.
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that's alright, most Republipukes smoke pole......certainly the case up in Idaho
COPD is a killer. Can't even make the stairs.
Good because I'll never vote for a smoker.
Well, that means is all the campaign contributions from the tobacco lobby will go to the GOP. Nothing different there.
I hope that everyone eventually kicks the habit. It brings disease and early death to so many people worldwide.
Calculated ploy to attack the speaker of the house who excercises his right to smoke. nothing Obama does is pure or without malicious intent. hahaha, kinda fun to thnk like a Palin hater, everythng is diabolical and self serving. :)
Now if only he could use that stubborn will power to stop laughing off decriminalization/legalization of marijuana so that people don't have their lives ruined for smoking something FAR FAR less harmful and addictive than what the president just quit smoking.
Good for you Obama, I really am impressed! If I had to put up with some of the trash talkin, loud mouths this man has to deal with all the time, I would be smoking a whole lot more than ciggerettes!
Im gald you did my president. we need you healthy and strong to kick some butts, like you promised before the elections.
If he was serious about quitting, he would throw them in the trash! I know I did 31 years ago when I realized how ignorant it was...
Congratulations Mr. President for kicking the smoking habit. I am sure your children and Michelle are so proud of you.
You're sending a health related issue message out to all Americans about smoking and the bad effects of it.
Merry Christmas, Mr. President. With all the noise being made by your political enemies (you can't encourage kids to work hard or your wife can't even promote healthy eating without causing an uproar), there are still many of us out here who respect you and appreciate what you've done for us.
Good for you President Obama, I smoked almost two packs a day for 18 years and now 33 years later I look back and realize it was the best thing I ever did for my health. Just stay away from that first one, and you'll have no problems ever again.
Good for him! I have never smoked (yuck!!) but I hear from my friends that quitting was the hardest thing they ever did. It's not just a physical addiction, it's a real habit – something to do while on the phone, after a meal, when having a drink... I hope more people follow his lead and even more don't start in the first place. There is NOTHING good about smoking: it's expensive, it's dirty, and it's bad for your health and everyone around you.
So why did CNN make the headline "Obama's Smoking Confession"? They set it up to make it sound as though he is still smoking. Instead, he has done a difficult but wonderful thing for himself, his family, and all others around him. The headline should have read, "Obama Kicks the Smoking Habit." One of my diverse New Year's wishes is that millions more around the world might find similar willpower in the year to come. You can do it if you try, folks. Do it not just for yourself, but for those who love you. The same goes for eating better and exercising more. Just say YES to better health!
Long live our president !!!
At least he's trying to kick a bad habit. The previous occupant of the White House made no attempt to stop making stupid decisions, and you see what happened?!
Obama at least admits it's a problem. "Miss Me Yet? W" still doesn't get it.........
I'd smoke too if I had to put up with the selfish,corrupt GOP.
He is doing much better than I am. Merry Christmas to all those that celebrate. I have hopes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year for everyone.
"stubborn willpower" to stop."????? Gibbs said he still chews Nicorette. He just substituted cigarettes for gum. That isn't will power, it's switching nicotine from inhaling to chewing.
Maybe he should apologize to all of the people in the room he has been killing with his nasty addiction.
Let the guy have at least one vice, besides Joe Biden!
Keep up the good work, Mr. President! Cigarettes is a VERY tough habit to break, so kudos for your continued efforts. We are behind you all the way!
Congrats Mr President. Only smokers and ex smokers can understand how truly difficult it is to kick nicotine addiction.
can't wait for all the hypocrite republicans to jump all over his case.