Editors note: This is the fourth in an occasional series. From time to time, The Herald-Mail will check in on Angie Rowe, who quit smoking Nov. 18, 1998.
Angie Rowe's highly publicized battle against nicotine has mobilized many soldiers. Even store clerks.
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If she wanted to buy a pack of cigarettes, she'd probably have a hard time finding someone to sell them to her.
Rowe had agreed to have the story of her battle to quit smoking detailed by The Herald-Mail. She smoked her last cigarette the night before the Nov. 18 "Great American Smokeout."
In the three months since, she has been reminded nearly every day that she is being watched.
"Everybody's keeping their eye on me. Even people I don't know," she said.
Before Rowe, 32, quit smoking, the clerk at the convenience store where she stops for coffee every morning knew her brand, Virginia Slims menthol.