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2,236 Comments

  1. What’s going on? It says I’m banned from the site?!

  2. Wrapping up day 5 for me. I feel alot better, more focused, and love being able to look at my teeth in the mirror and not have dip all over em. I’ve had longer quits before (even four months) but with this one I feel the most confident. To the point where dipping sounds pretty disgusting to me right now. I’ve always been more of a morning dipper, so once I get through the first part of my day it’s usually smooth sailing for me.

  3. Tomorrow it will be one week. This has been the “easiest” quick, after about a million attempts. Don’t get me wrong, I have chewed enough gun and tooth picks to make my digestive system go nuts, and I think I have threatened to punch just about everyone in the face. Everyones posts have been an inspiration and I think this one will stick.

    I saw a bunch of high school kids dipping at a basketball game, the thought of them having to go through all the same issues made me want to puke and cry at the same time, I wish someone would have stopped me 15 years ago when that was me. I will pay for them and ask if you.

  4. It’s 6:32 and still haven’t taken a pinch all day. I’m always good up until around 5pm and that’s when the cravings really kick in. I’ve crushed about 2 bags of BBQ sunflower seeds and my mouth is all tore up. I saw a previous poster chewed toothpicks so Im giving that a try. Not gonna lie, I’d love a pinch right now.

  5. Blaine,
    Thanks for looking out for me by throwing me a prayer, I appreciate that very much! I’m now on day 30 and still going,which in itself is a small miracle. It sounds like we’re about the same age from reading your post, with that said the clock is ticking. Please take care of yourself and live long and well.

  6. Day 29 and 195 richer for quitting Love this site has helped so much with this im gonna finnaly do this im gonna beat 43 years of copehagen running my life not having to sneak off some place to spit really sounds so disgusting to me now i use to only shop stores where a trash can could be found how stupid is that

  7. Cbass
    How do I tell you how much I understand. I’m an over the 30 year carefree user mark. I honestly was more of a can every 4-6 day user, but it was in 24/7. Did everything but make love to my wife with it in. I’m trying to get my mind right on this thing. Things going on inside my mouth that are very scary. Been reducing usage, but still not free. I pray you battle on and best this thing. I’d wish you luck, but we both know luck has nothing to do with it.

  8. Chewie,

    I am pissed. I’ve wasted so much money in my life with that stupid shit. Even though I did give in and buy a can yesterday, I still only had 3 dips which is good for me. At the end of night, before I made my initial post, I threw away my 3/4 full can.

  9. Well I went in today with the mindset of quitting. At the end of the day I became weak and talked myself into buying a can. Everybody here has probably done that at some point I’m guessing. My justification is that since I’m going through a tough breakup, it’s going to be an impossible task to follow through on. What a complete bs mindset. I’ve been dipping for over 20 years and I’m sick of it.

    • Sounds like you’re starting to get pissed at yourself. That’s a good step to take. Get pissed at yourself for failing. Get pissed at the can for having such a hold on you that you can’t keep a promise to yourself for a single day. Use that anger… you can do this. When you’re ready.

  10. Quitting for me has been a mindset that I have to reset routinely everyday. I dipped from age 5 to 41. I started dipping Copenhagen at 15 and when I quit this past fall I was using two cans a day. The first 100 days were very rough and there were times that I thought for sure I was going to jump back into it. Around day 56 I even opened a can and sniffed it but quickly realized how foolish it would be to through all of my progress away. The other thing that helped deter me was knowing I would most likely get sick if I got a big ole fatty since it had been so long.

    Anywho, I can truthfully say that it has been much easier since hitting the 100 day mark (I just hit day 115). Im not out of the woods yet and will have urges for the rest of my life but it really is about one day at a time, everyday, and just straight up commitment. If you are struggling find something to motivate you. Look at the money your saving (I use the calculator on this site everyday) the health benefits, how much cleaner your car is without all the bottles and dried snuff all over the place.

  11. The weird thing (at least for me…) is the “Rain Man” feeling (“These are not my underwear…”) for the first few days, then… nothing. No anxiety, no twitches, jerks, shakes… Then all of a sudden, it feels like I have ants dancing the Nutcracker Suite in and out of my butthole. I don’t know any other way to describe it. It literally feels like I have ants giving me a rimming and crawling in and out of my anus. I’m 19 days in, and I’m losing sleep over this… Oh…. and why the fuck do I get cold sores EVERY FUCKING TIME I QUIT?

  12. Day 1. I cant tell you how many half ass attempts ive made at quitting and then gave up a week or two in. Not this time. I need to do this, for my own health and my own sanity. I cant believe i’ve been a dipper for almost 5 years now, it’s mind blowing. Reading all of the posts on here are so inspiring, I want to be able to inspire someone else to quit this horrible habit. I no longer am going to keep paying to slowly kill myself.

  13. I’m at day 84. I can truthfully say, it has not been easy. My anxiety is terrible! I’m still in the fog as well. I hope this gets easier for me. On the plus side, food has never tasted so good! My bathroom habits have changed; I was told this was normal. Just hoping the arrival of Spring will bring brighter days! Without question, and as arduous as it has been, this is the BEST decision I have ever made for myself. I’m also grateful I found this site.

  14. Day 1 today. Everything is irritating. This needs to be done though

  15. Keep it up fucker, you’re just getting started! You are well on your way to being done, don’t give up.

  16. Day 28 and i have saved 189 bucks really thats a fucking car payment i am now so ashamed of myself what an idiot copenhagen kiss my ass i will not dip again to my family i am sorry as for me it will be a long time before i can forgive myself

  17. Dawn, my boyfriend is currently day (+/-) 40 on kicking the can and every since he has quit he has been aggravated at no patciular thing. Did your husband experience this? Do you know if this is normal and if there is anything I can do to help as well as if it ever eases up for him?

  18. Kyle,

    I know exactly what you are talking about. I had my routine too. I can’t tell you how many times I thought about quitting but never did. I knew I should have, but I just never did. Finally, one day I was sitting on my couch, out of dip and had some sort of epiphany that dipping was stupid and I shouldn’t do it anymore. That was 24 days ago and I haven’t dipped since.

    The first three days were the hardest, because I dipped so much, everything I did made me want a dip…just take it one day at a time. It’s not going to be easy at all, but you can do it!

    Now I’m to the point that I’m getting dreams where I’m dipping. They are super vivid, I wake up thinking I was actually dipping.

    In the end, I can’t believe that I ever dipped. I feel so much better now, and I realized that I was a total slave to the tin. I would literally rearrange my life around dip.

  19. Another thing that keeps my motivation up is how sick and tired I was of worrying about every little sore or bump in my mouth was cancer. It would get me depressed and stressed out, especially when reading the stories about it on this site. I love not having to worry about that stuff anymore.

  20. day 27 feeling prety good thats a little scary but ill take it says i saved 175 dollars so far damn 43 years of cope running my life im hopeful i can stay quit thanks to this site it has made it alot better

  21. Chris,
    You are very welcome from a simple southern MN boy! Grit your teeth….put on your angry face and go into attack mode….don’t sit and wait for shit to happen. Read everything you can on this site…..I’m at 115 days and first thing I do every morning is hop on this site and read the Roll Call….and look for any new posts to read.

    I did the exact same thing with finding posts that inspired me…..or if nothing else made me feel good even if for just a second….and those seconds turned into minutes…..and so on.

    It’s a wild fuckin ride….but your not alone….and that always helps to remember that part of this journey.

    Day 115…..day 116 looks even better!

  22. CSelk!!!! You are an inspiration! I printed your post off and will read that in the morning. I’m a flyweight compared to you and I’m struggling. You’ve given me the strength. Whoever the hell you are, wherever youve come from, your simple post has boosted my resolve. Thanks from a simple Western Canadian fella.

  23. Keep going bud. I fucking hate this. I do feel a bit better 4 days in but fuck me and fuck it all.

  24. Day 2 for me as well. Actually I quit on January 13th and started using nicotine gum. I stopped the gum two days ago and have went cold turkey. It really sucks right now. Mouth is watering and I would love to make love to my skoal with my my mouth. Lol. I just can’t do it anymore. Wife hates its, and I hate hiding it from her. Tired of looking over my shoulder and worrying about when I will get cancer or something else that kills me. Its time and I have my mind made up this time.

  25. Woke up on day two of my cold turkey quit. Freaked out a little, when I couldn’t find my can. When I remembered I quit yesterday, it felt good. My ride to work this morning, being a jerk, offered me a dip, felt good to tell him no.

  26. I was a 2 can a day dipper for nearly 3 decades! I am now entering my 26th day dip free and this has been without doubt the toughest thing I have ever done. Today on my 26th quit day, I feel calm and at ease for whatever reason and it’s very welcomed. Of course there’s still a long battle ahead but thanks to this site and the strong people on it gives me strength to fight the fight!!!

  27. Rosiagni,
    The dizziness came up during my quit…..but is very slight now…..and not all the time. Just like everything else with this wicked journey to freedom…..time is the key.
    I wasn’t at the level your describing….but I pray he can quit and stay quit.
    I’m at 114 days now……and life is much better…..looking forward to 115.

  28. day 2. Staying strong. Just reading about other people fighting the same good fight is helping a lot. Using Smokey Mountain classic right now, and it is a big help. The girlfriend started giving me a hard time today and it was a serious trigger, but i popped in some smokey mountain and cooled off. Just really enjoying reading everyones stories right now

  29. Hey everyone, names Kyle Douglas. I’m up here in Wisconsin and I just joined a few minutes ago. I’ve been chewing for about 8 years and over the last 8 years I’ve said “I’m done” hundreds of times. I’ve literally thrown hundreds of full tins out my car window, and dumped hundreds of full tons down the toilet or in the dumpster thinking I was done. Low and behold, the next morning, I run to the gas station for a fresh tin.

    My body is programmed on this shit. I have a serious routine.

    1. Wake up
    2. Get dressed
    3. Get in car
    4. 1st Chew

    5. Get to work
    6. Slam two coffees in paper cup so I have a spitter
    7. 9:00 am meeting
    8. 9:15—2nd chew
    9. 9:20—drop a huge deuce

    You get the point.

    Ive been to this site probably 12 times over the last 2 years, and was ignorant enough just move on. Today I will not make the same mistake.

    I finished my last dip at about 11:00 tonight. I walked into my garage, said a prayer asking God for strength, and dumped that crap in my garbage can one last time.

    Here I am…27 years old and a proud father of my amazing son Jax. I got too much to live for and tonight I’m committed to giving myself a better life.

    You’ve all been there. The struggle is real. I’m asking you guys for your support and advice and hope I too am able to help any one who needs it.

    Cheers to all of you. Please help hold me accountable.

    • A good feeling is knowing you got through a trigger and fought it. Like for example right now my girlfriend isnt here and I just finished my morning coffee. Everyday I would throw a dip in right about now but I’m not. And never will again. It’s tough because I feel like my whole day is just one big trigger, at every moment I just wanna throw one in. And the guys I work with at work dip so it feels alot different being around them. Gonna go pick up a few cans of smokey mountain today and see if I can get my fix on that.

  30. Thanks Cory. Coming up on 72 hours cold turkey. Thanks for the advice. Good luck to you on your adventure as well my friend.

  31. rosiagni@gmail.com

    “CRAIGSELK66
    February 1, 2016 at 11:22 pm
    Bob,
    Thanks for the input…. I know exactly what your talking about….my head just hasn’t been right since I quit. I have flashes of clarity….but short-lived. I have dizziness spells in the mornings….almost seems like it’s caused by my brain not keeping up with my eyes/sight…..sounds weird but when I move my eyes too fast….. I get dizzy.

    And certain types of lights trigger dizziness for me…..probably why I feel much better at night.

    Anyone else feel like chiming in…..I’m all for it….I need stuff to read and am curious about what to expect on this journey.”

    Hey Craig,

    My boyfriend experienced the same exact thing you described but he has not quit dipping yet. We ended up going to the ER and getting a full work up and nothing came up wrong. Did you experience the dizziness when you were trying to quit?

    Did you ever figure it out or did time make it better?

    Thanks for your help.

  32. Hang in there Cody, just gotta fight the cravings. I dipped for almost 10 years and currently on day 125 tobacco free. I still get an urge for a fat one. Just try to focus on other things, but don’t let it be food, which is why I am working out again.

  33. Comming up on 48 hours soon. Time seems to go slower and I don’t feel myself. I believe after 7 years of chewing I am ready to quit. I am going to make it this time. Good luck to the rest of you on your personal journeys.

  34. Well its day 1 for me. No more messing around and quitting for a few weeks then finding an excuse as to why I “need” a dip again. I’m just ready to be 100% committed to never buying another can for the rest of my life. Hardest part is getting through work without it because that’s where I dipped the most. Just gotta keep thinking about healthy gums and saving money!

  35. Day 7…My ear canals feel like they are on fire. Phantom pains in my neck and upper back. 42 year habit did not happen over night and neither will the symptoms of being nicotine free.

  36. I’m on day 5 of no tobacco. The reason I quit is I started to feel like my throat was swelling up around my esophagus. Anyone else experience that before?

  37. Went to dentist yesterday morn for post chew checkup. No cancer after 15 years of scoal. Just minor gum recession. Quit 8 days ago. Still have some minor pain in jaw but better every day. Rinsing mouth with a salt water 3 times a day to aid the healing process. This is quit 2 for me and can’t see myself going back to it again. Good luck all.

  38. Just past day 500+ I have had all the descriptions. Yep they rarely happen now it’s just been to long

  39. Bob,
    Thanks for the input…. I know exactly what your talking about….my head just hasn’t been right since I quit. I have flashes of clarity….but short-lived. I have dizziness spells in the mornings….almost seems like it’s caused by my brain not keeping up with my eyes/sight…..sounds weird but when I move my eyes too fast….. I get dizzy.

    And certain types of lights trigger dizziness for me…..probably why I feel much better at night.

    Anyone else feel like chiming in…..I’m all for it….I need stuff to read and am curious about what to expect on this journey.

  40. I quit about the same time and I am still in the fog. Some days are better than others, but my head has not been the same since I quit. Looking forward to having a clear mind.

  41. Day 23 of my most recent quit. Been using for 37 years. Wanted to share a story my father told me. Many years ago a group of scientists performed an experiment with laboratory rats. They gave seperate rats different highly addictive drugs such as nicotine, herion, alcohol, and cocaine over a period of time to cement their addiction. The scientists then starved the rats, then at some point offered each of them food or their drug of choice. All the rats went to the food with the exception of one. You guessed it, the rat that was addicted to nicotine.

  42. Day 110. Just wondering if there are any more “funks” that are known to happen after 100+ days….or what people have experienced beyond the 100 day mark.

    I’m still in and out of “haziness”….which is probably more of a dizziness that’s not blood sugar related. Anxiety and all the other crap seems to have ran it’s course…

    Just curious about other people’s experience once the cross the threshold of 100 days.

  43. I was dizzy, couldn’t feel my finger tips, arms were rubber, insomnia, phantom pains in lower jaw. Back to normal after bout a month. I try an stay outta the gas stations when I can so I’m not tempted. Chewed scoal for 12 years.

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