Straw Breathing For Addiction Withdrawal

Straw Breathing For Addiction Withdrawal: Mouth Breathing

Benefit: A 2004 study on addictive behaviors found that “controlled deep breathing significantly reduced smoking withdrawal symptoms.”  

Technique: Mouth Breathing.  

Uses: To mimic the pull of inhaling smoke and replace the oral fixation of smoking and vaping.   

Step 1. Place straw between closed flat lips. 

Step 2. Inhale deeply through the mouth using the straw. 

Step 3. Exhale through the straw as if blowing out smoke. 

Step 4. Repeat this breathing cycle 10 times.   

TIP: Use during smoking activities such as while driving, drinking, or during breaks.  

TIP: Try holding the straw between fingers to replace the hand-to-mouth habit.  

Thank you and happy breathing from Stress Straws.