Obama Says His Nicotine Addiction is ’95 Percent Cured’

President Barack Obama told reporters that while he is almost totally over his smoking addiction, quitting remains a constant struggle, the AFP reported June 24.

“I would say that I am 95 percent cured. But there are times where I mess up,” Obama said the day after he signed legislation giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate cigarettes. He added that he doesn’t smoke in front of his daughters.

“Once you’ve gone down this path, then, you know, it’s something you continually struggle with, which is precisely why the legislation we signed was so important, because what we don’t want is kids going down that path in the first place,” he said.

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