President Barack Obama is all about change, so much so, that he decided to quit smoking. And change has come. One year later the President hasn’t had a cigarette in almost a year, according to first lady Michelle Obama.
Asked Tuesday whether her husband had conquered a nicotine habit he picked up as a teenager, she said: ‘Yes, he has. It’s been almost a year.’ Mrs. Obama offered no details on exactly when or how he did it.
But is his relationship with nicotine really over?
About 46 million people, or one in five adults, smoke, and brain research shows that nicotine is powerfully addictive. Smokers will tell you it often takes repeated attempts to stop for good.
Obama has tried and failed to quit before. But this time we think it’s for good.