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Quitting Smoking

Keep Yourself Busy

Keeping your mouth, hands and brain busy

Here are some ideas to keep your mouth, hands and brain occupied when you are quitting smoking.

Your Mouth

  • Try sugar free gum/mints
  • Low calories snacks (carrots, celery)
  • Ice cold water, sparkling/flavoured water
  • Ice-pops/ice-lollies
  • Fresh orange juice
  • Clean your teeth
  • Blow up a balloon

Your hands

  • Jigsaws, crosswords
  • ‘Stress’ toys
  • Worry beads or elastic around your wrist
  • Sewing or knitting
  • Doodling or drawing
  • DIY
  • Play cards

Your Brain

  • Crosswords
  • Reading
  • Relaxation tapes
  • Talk to friends
  • Keep a non-smoking diary
  • Go for a walk
  • Board games