The Nicotine Patch Looks A Bit Ragged

Chain-smoker Cynthia Turnbull figured last year that she would finally kick the habit after 19 years. The 36-year-old Philadelphia secretary got a doctor's prescription for nicotine patches, which she wore faithfully. But within days, she started getting leg pains so severe that she ended up in a hospital emergency room. When the ache didn't subside with a lower-dose patch, she gave up. "I don't know how to live without smoking," she says now.

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