Some people use the patch to quit smoking or chew nicotine gum, but one California woman took a criminal approach:  she slapped a cop.  No smoking gun in this crime…no smoking at all in the Sacramento County jail, which was why she assaulted a uniformed Deputy Sheriff:  so she could get locked up long enough to quit.  Hopefully 60 days will do it. There are ways to quit smoking that do not involve the justice system, finger printing, and a criminal record.  Generally if you are facing jail time or a fine, a defense attorney can help you work with prosecutors for the best possible resolution, but if you are trying to quit smoking, save the expense of legal fees.  There is free online help at, as well as other resources. Read More