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Old 11-10-2006, 02:44 PM   #11
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All of you have great ideas. Thank you so much. I have been eating sugar free hard candy, but I didn't think of lollipops. Popcorn is a great idea. I don't really like Altoids but DH loves them. Thank you, Thank you
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Old 11-10-2006, 04:20 PM   #12
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congratulations on giving up the smokes, carolelaine. There's always calorie-free fingernails if all else fails.
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Old 11-10-2006, 04:25 PM   #13
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That is so true mudbug-you should see my hands!
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Old 11-10-2006, 04:28 PM   #14
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Well done for quitting smoking! How about some dried fruit like cranberry, apples etc.?
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Old 11-10-2006, 05:37 PM   #15
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I also ate Altoids like mad, but for me it was because I didn't like the taste of mint in my mouth when I smoked, and thus wouldn't want to smoke if I had eaten a mint or after brushing my teeth or using mouthwash. I did a lot of toothbrushing, needless to say. The Altoids were mostly consumed in the car, and they still are, after almost 5 years, but down to a normal level now. My experience was also that I could not sit idle without wanting to smoke, so I didn't watch a lot of TV or talk on the phone much for a long time after quitting. I still find myself walking around the house a lot while on the phone. Just a bad habit I picked up. I also had the cleanest kitchen in town, since the after dinner smoke was a favorite of mine. I cleaned the table and did dishes to get past that first several minutes when I enjoyed a cigarette most of all.

As for other snacks, I kept those big pretzel rods at my desk for something lowfat to gnaw on during the day.

Good luck to you! Give a yell if you need a pep talk.

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Old 12-10-2006, 07:50 AM   #16
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All of my friends who quit smoking or drinking developed a sweet tooth they didn't have before. One help is any hard candy. Lemon drops, peppermints, and yes, this is where altoids come in. In the winter buy some vitamin C candies or zinc candies -- something sweet to suck on, but they give something back rather than just sugar.
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