It's not easy staying healthy during a grueling campaign, admits Barack Obama, who even fesses up to bumming a few cigarettes. He still manages to squeeze in six 45-minute workouts per week—but the ex-smoker admits giving in to temptation and sucking down the occasional coffin nail, Obama tells Men's Health. He advises would-be quitters to eliminate key smoking connections, like smoking after a meal.
"There have been a couple of times during the campaign when I fell off the wagon and bummed one, and I had to kick it again," Obama said. "But seeing as I'm running for president, I need to cut myself a little slack."