The President and nicotine gum

2007 Article: Obama tries to drop dirty little vice
My follow-up commentaries to 2007 article
2009 Article: Reluctantly, President Obama Admits He Still Smokes But Is “95% Cured”

Other related resources:

My first encounter with NRT
Gallup Poll: Most quitters credit cold turkey
“Whatever you do don’t quit smoking cold turkey!”
Tell a newbie how many seconds a day you want a cigarette
“I know I will quit smoking!” (Addresses the stronger or smarter issue)
Resources related to the importance of being smarter than nicotine as opposed to having to be stronger
Quitting for others
“I will quit when…”
“Will I ever stop thinking of cigarettes?”
Difference between physical and psychological urges
Keeping NRT in case of emergency
Nicotine is nicotine is nicotine
“I’ll be a nervous wreck forever if I quit smoking”
Smoking does not help you overcome stress
Why do smokers smoke?
“I’ll have to use willpower for the rest of my life not to smoke.”
Resources regarding stop smoking aids