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Hand to Mouth

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  1. sarah, quit coach
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    05 Jun 2019
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    Hello SHL.ca community & good morning!

    Often people who are quitting find they miss the hand-to-mouth act they used to do while smoking.

    Stir sticks, pens & pencils between the fingers can help satisfy the urge to smoke.
    Some client really like to use straws, cut the length of a regular cigarette, because you can draw air through it.

    What other tips & strategies can you suggest for those looking to still mimic the hand-to-mouth action but not smoke?
  2. hazel white
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    I am in the process of quitting and I use an aromatherapy inhaler by fum.  It works really well for hand to mouth fix.  The flavours are nice I like lemon berry bliss and chai.  The fum is in the shape of a mini cigar so you can hold it between your fingers like a cigarette.
  3. hazel white
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    Sorry I should mention there’s no smoke so you’re not hurting your lungs!
  4. efram, quit coach
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    Excellent idea, hazel, thanks for sharing! I like the last part that you added especially -- no damage to the lungs with aromatherapy! Nice that you are finding good ways to switch things up, must be a good confidence booster! 
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