NPR logo

Well, That's One Way To Stop Smoking

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/183567138/183567677" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Well, That's One Way To Stop Smoking

Around the Nation

Well, That's One Way To Stop Smoking

Well, That's One Way To Stop Smoking

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/183567138/183567677" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Etta May Lopez wanted to stop smoking. She decided she needed to go someplace where she could not buy cigarettes. After slapping a Sacramento sheriff's deputy, she now has 63 days to stop smoking.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

Etta Mae Lopez needed help. She wanted to quit smoking. She decided she needed to go someplace where she could not go buy cigarettes. And the place that came to mind was jail. Ms. Lopez says this is the reason she went to a jail, walked up to a Sacramento sheriff's deputy and slapped him in the face. The deputy took her inside the jail, where she slapped him again. After pleading no contest to a misdemeanor, she faces 63 smoke-free days.

It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2013 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.