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Lessons From Obama

In Local News on March 2, 2010 at 9:39 am

Whether or not you agree with President Obama as a political figure, we can learn from his struggles with smoking. Doctors recently advised Obama to continue with his quest to quit smoking, and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says he has quit, except for the occasional “fall off the wagon,” and continues to use nicotine gum.

Most people have to try five or 10 times to quit smoking for good. It’s like dealing with any other addiction; even after you quit, you have to consciously maintain that quit. The President has likely the most stressful job in the world, and if he can find the willpower to continue his quit, you can too. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW to put together a plan to quit, manage withdrawal symptoms, and stay quit.

Remember whenever you are tempted, the Four D’s: Delay, Drink water, Do something else, and Deep breathing.

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