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TransitJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-06-07 08:05 AM
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My biggest difficulty
...is while driving. I live out in Wyoming, and work in the field as a geologist, and so necessarily do many long hitches behind the wheel. It's so goddamn hard to not have some with me. I'll pull over at the first truckstop I see and buy a pack when the cravings hit.
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caty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-07-07 05:05 PM
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1. Put on a good radio station,
tape,or CD---and sing along. A great replacement to cigs.
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TransitJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-07-07 05:47 PM
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2. Oh I definitely do that.
Subscribed to XM just for the tunes. Like I said, I do lots of driving. It's just hard cravings while I'm driving.
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lizerdbits Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 03:22 PM
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3. That was hard for me too
but I only have about a 30 minute commute. At first even a 10 minute drive was hard.

I'm not sure I have good advice. Have you tried hard candies? I used sugar free (they are not calorie free and excessive consumption of sortbitol can have a laxative effect). Snacking on carrot or celery sticks when you're driving?
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TransitJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-11-07 05:42 PM
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4. Thanks for the tips.
It's just suck an ingrained habit to light up while driving. :(
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-07 08:22 PM
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5. Driving was one of the hardest times to overcome. I was a menthol smoker
so sugar-free peppermint lifesavers worked pretty good. Also used mint flavored toothpicks or coffee stir stick straws. I'd find myself tapping them on the steering wheel just like packing a smoke. Also found that "flickin' a bic" or clicking a retractable pen helped with some of the hand "stuff".
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