Modern Living: Kicking the Habit

Cigarette smoking may indeed be hazardous to health, as that little sign on each packet warns. Quitting can be equally risky. TIME Writer Bob McCabe, a three-pack-a-day smoker, suffered through a 13-day Caribbean "Stop-Smoking Cruise" that ended last week. His ill-tempered report:

We stumble aboard the Prudential-Grace liner S.S. Santa Paula as the rain pours down, our loved ones deftly plucking the last packages of cigarettes from our nerveless hands. We are to spend almost two weeks aboard ship. The cruise sponsor, the Institute for New Motivations, has decreed that we will be without tobacco, subject to endless lectures and exhortations by...

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