Obama quits smoking after 30 years

By Staff Writer

A recent Cancer Council study discovered that graphic anti-smoking ads have saved nearly 60,000 lives, according to Info Research Lab, a statistics site. Substance abuse treatment centers have also helped individuals kick their addiction to nicotine, and President Obama is one of the many people who have decided to quit smoking.

Recently, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs announced that President Obama had quit his 30-year nicotine addiction, according to the Washington Post. Gibbs specified that he has not seen Obama reach for a cigarette in more than nine months.

"I think he has worked extremely hard," Gibbs told the news source. "I think [he] has done a lot of extraordinary work to wrestle with that habit, as millions of Americans have."

Obama is known for exercising six days out of the week and pushing good eating habits on his staff members. His nicotine addiction has baffled many health experts, but the president has seemed to make a positive change to reinforce his other beneficial lifestyle habits.

Seeing an individual with a cigarette may be enough to push a former addict back to smoking, according to Info Research Lab. However, substance abuse treatment centers may be able to help individuals stay clean.