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Reality Check: Even Obama Struggles With Smoking

Barack Obama is one healthy man, exercising just about every day by running, strength training, and playing basketball. With such an active lifestyle, it's surprising to know that he has one unhealthy vice: cigarettes. He has admitted to smoking seven a day at times, and he's working hard to kick his habit before becoming president, when his stress level can only increase. Here's a recent clip from the Today Show where Obama talks about how he's planning to quit.

I've never smoked, but I have friends who have, and they say that quitting was one of the hardest things they've ever had to do. I guess that's why experts say it's best not to even start. Tell me, have any of you quit smoking? If so, how long did it take for you to kick the habit for good?

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