Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Do You WANT To Have A Heart Attack Or What?

President Obama has stopped smoking!!!  He began smoking as a teenager and has struggled to give up the habit for a long time.  It was announced today that he, along with several key White House aides, is smoke free.  Supposedly he hasn't had a cigarette in a year. 

Way to go Mr. President!  Everyone knows that's a hard task and yet everyday people smoke that last cigarette and become 'smoke free'.  Reports are he used Nicorette gum to help with the cravings.

This is a giant step in improving his own heart and lung health.  It is also a powerful example for all who may still be smoking. 

Once you have been smoke free for 5 years, your lungs are much healthier but not as perfect as someone who has never smoked.  Going from a smoker to a non-smoker will strengthen your heart and improve breathing capacity.  Heck, it will also drastically lower your insurance premiums.

If you are working on your heart health, this is the number one step to take.  Your heart will thank you.  So will everyone you love.

(picture from http://www.usabledt.com/ 10-14-2009)


  1. Luckily, I never picked up the smoking habit, but many people around me have and they all struggle with trying to quit.

  2. I know. My husband quit for 16 years and started again. It was years but he finally quit again...for good this time.

  3. Stopped by to comment/follow your blog back from the blog hop...
    Have an abundant 2011! :-)
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  4. Great post. I am so against smoking, absolutely hate it. I did smoke, years ago and am now one of those annoying reformed smokers!! But I won't allow anyone to smoke in my company, I really do hate it.

    Following you through Winter friends.
    CJ xx

  5. Go President Obama. How awesome that he’s quit. It’s a hard habit to break, and I hope he can stick with it. Being president is quite stressful, so that’s pretty brave of him to quit at such a stressful time in his life.

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  6. Great info. Following you from Wednesday's hop.
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  7. Good for him!! That is awesome news... hope it serves as an example for others.


  9. I didn't realise he was a smoker (not being an American, we don't always get the full picture). It is a definite win for him though. Stress + smoking = scary stuff. I used to smoke a bit but haven't at all since I started having children. I don't miss it at all.

  10. Love this. I quit 2 and a half years ago. I have been smoke free however for two months. I have resolved to re-quit again. It's a toughy.

  11. Melissa! Wow...you are so young. Great that you are really quitting. I support you 100%! You can do it!

  12. Multiple Mom, Congrats on stopping! What better reason than stopping for your kids. Stay strong.

  13. I am always astounded at how many people smoke in America... I don't know anyone personally that smokes.... haven't since I retired from an office job where one person smoked... and we know a lot of peopleand go to a lot of group activities.

  14. Jan, There are still a lot of people in the USA who smoke but not as many as formerly. My dad, a smoker, had lung cancer.

  15. It's really hard to quit smoking! So quiting while President is awesome!


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