Carrying mock cigarettes

Some people suggest carrying of a plastic cigarette, a straw, a coffee stirrer or even a nicotine free e-cigarette as a substitute to help a person not to want a cigarette. This video discusses how such a tactic is often counterproductive, keeping an emotional attachment to smoking that is likely to make staying free more difficult than it should be for a former smoker.

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