Britney Spears is desperately trying to give up cigarettes before she
launches her new album - but is failing miserably.
The pop singer is gearing up to release her LP later this year (03) - her
first since 2001's eponymous album - and wants to be nicotine free when the
record hits the shelves.
However, Spears' attempts to wean herself off tobacco have been so far
unsuccessful - much to her mother LYNNE's dismay.
A pal says, "Britney's tried everything from nicotine patches to
acupuncture to try and kick it for good, but it's no use. Her mom is always on
at her back about it."