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3/27/19 1:42 A

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I take a small glass container of spicy cashews mixed with pumpkin seeds and almonds. I take the lid off and place it in the middle console of my car so I can easily snack and drive. I also love one handed snacks like apples, bananas, granola bars like made good and lara bars.

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3/23/19 5:47 A

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Protein Bars and water



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3/12/19 5:36 P

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I like Epic gum, and keeping nothing but raw baby carrots in the car with me for long trips.

I generally don't eat in the car at all, but sometimes on really long drives (like the 8-hour trek to my parents' house), I just get kind of bored and want something crunchy. Hence the baby carrots - they're kind of boring themselves, and even if I eat a whole 1-lb bag, it's not that many calories for the amount of time it takes!

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3/7/19 2:18 A



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A lot of people use match sticks t chew on when they are giving up smoking. My late husband did that at one time, too.

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3/6/19 2:40 P

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I used to drive 30,000 to 40,000 miles every year --- all while smoking like a chimney and snacking almost non-stop. I "thought" that I was a very good driver.

When I quit smoking, I chose to not substitute in another habit for it. I continued with drinking my usual amount of water or black coffee while driving (vehicles dehydrate me), but chose to quit snacking all of the time, too. Instead, I started planning on stops every 1-1/2 to 2 hours, where I could get out and walk and stretch for a few minutes, and enjoy a small snack if I were hungry. While driving, I actually started turning the music off, and actively trying to pay more attention to my surroundings and surrounding drivers.

For me - this turned driving in to a more pleasurable time, and definitely improved my skills and concentration! I was a bit shocked to discover just how much of my attention had been on my cigarette and my food and my music - and how much I was missing around me.

My husband made similar choices, but missed having a "flavour". He enjoys keeping a flavoured toothpick (cinnamon or mint) hanging from his mouth while driving --- but still leaves the eating for planned rest stops.

It took us both a week or two to get used to our "new normal" in the vehicle, but now it would seem totally bizarre to eat while driving. It might be worth a try to see how you feel about it after a couple of weeks!

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3/6/19 3:55 A

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Humming, singing, praying. All are stress reducing and mouth engaging.

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3/5/19 8:16 P



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Congratulations on the length of time you have been smoke free. That is fantastic.

I second gum ... sugar free gum.

My late husband was a very heavy smoker, and when he quit smoking he took up eating peppermints. Only problem was, he became addicted to them and chowed down HEAPS until I pointed out all he had done was substitute one bad habit for another, to do with his mouth. This is often a reason why some people gain wait after quitting.

If you are noticing it most while you are driving, why don't you put some of your favourite music on and sing along to it. Also, taking pieces of apple or pear to nibble on is good, too. Gives the mouth something today but rather than adding a lot of calories as in a lot of snack choices, the calories are minimal and it is part of your 5+ per day.

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Nuts or trail mix? Grapes? Coffee or water.



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Congratulations! Would gum be an option?

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Water.

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I quit Smoking almost 11 Years ago. Like most Smokers I smoked while driving. While quitting I substituted Candy, Chips, Water, Fruit juice and Pop for the Stinking Cigarette as well as Carrot Sticks. Can anyone suggest something else I can use besides those?

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