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What are common substitutes for smoking?

Common Substitutes:

• chewing some sugar-free gum
• going someplace where you can’t use tobacco
• sucking on a straw or toothpick
• brushing your teeth
• fiddling with a paper clip
• having a cup of tea or a glass of water
• going for a walk
• squeezing a rubber ball
• doing some deep breathing
• having a healthy snack: carrots, raisins, sunflower seeds
• playing cards or computer games
• calling a friend to talk
• knitting

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