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    Please don't say I could choke I know that! But in general can toothpicks cause any harm if I chew on them?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Please don't say I could choke I know that! But in general can toothpicks cause any harm if I chew on them?
    Why don't you just chew gum?
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    Why don't you just chew gum?

    Using toothpicks to quite smoking
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    Please don't say I could choke I know that! But in general can toothpicks cause any harm if I chew on them?
    I'd think it would be fine apart from choking risk (sorry) and the posibility you might stab yourself. I suppose you could probably make yourself ill if you keep chewing on a dirty one too. Deffinately not aware of any other risks.

    Good luck quitting smoking. Have you considered niquitine gum/ patches etc? I think you can get "pens" that are meant to simulate having a cigarette in your mouth and substitute niquitine supply.
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    Please don't say I could choke I know that! But in general can toothpicks cause any harm if I chew on them?
    They are going to do your oral tissues no favours! They have been shown to cause trauma to your gums and surrounding structure which could be a pathway for nasty bacteria that live in your mouth to enter your bloodstream which could potentially lead to very serious conditions such as bacterial endocarditis if you're not careful!
    Please don't do it! I'm sure there are better way of trying to quit smoking.

    Good luck!
 
 
 
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