A Sacramento woman came up with a pretty unique way of forcing herself to stop smoking.

31-year-old Etta Lopez deliberately got in the face of Sacramento County Deputy Matt Campoy as he was leaving the county jail and slapped him. Lopez was immediately arrested. After she was in cuffs, Lopez admitted that she had an ulterior motive for causing the confrontation.

“All of a sudden, she stepped into me and slapped me in the face,” Campoy said. “She told us that she needed to quit smoking.”

Apparently Lopez had been sitting outside of the county jail for hours waiting to attack an officer. “She explained it with great detail as to why,” Campoy said.

Facilities in the state of California are supposed to be smoke-free. Lopez realized that if she was locked up in one, she wouldn’t be able to smoke. Inmates are encouraged to quit while incarcerated and given help with kits containing gum and straws that they can chew on, The Inquisitr reported.

Needless to say, this is not the method that most health professionals would recommend for people who want to get rid for their nicotine habits.

Sources: The Inquisitr, CBS Local