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  1. Decided to quit after using grizzly mint for the past few years. Bought some Nicorette gum and it has made the withdrawal and cravings very tolerable. You’re even supposed to park it between your gum and lip like you would a pinch. Give it a shot… It’s worth the $15 bucks if it gets you off of snuff.

    • I’m on day 20 using the nicorette 4mg. I can get through the day using only 3-4 pieces where they suggest up to 9 per day. When I’m out of the 4 mg I’m dropping to 2mg and weaning myself off completely. I’ve dipped copenhagen for about 40 years and even switching to the gum I’ve found more freedom than I could have ever imagined in so many ways. I DO NOT intend to just swap one bad habit for another. It will be over.

      • TOD – I dipped for 36 years and quit last March, 2014. I went cold turkey and I’m still fighting the urges even today almost one year later. But I’m healthier and it does get easier with each passing month (not day). The freedom is awesome! It’s worth every ounce of effort you can muster. Throw the gum away and make today your first day free if nicotine in 40 years. You’re just delaying the inevitable anyways.

        • ^– AIRBUS is right… At some point the gum will not be doing what you want (filling that void) and you will go right back to dipping again. Throw that crap out, bear with the strong craving for a few days / weeks… and stay QUIT!

        • Cold turkey guy myself, just took gum surgery to push me. Nearly 3 years now, most days are awesome, you can do it!

        • I quit cold turkey myself but find going into the store to be so so hard just want to buy it been 14 days for me

        • I agree. I quit on April 4th of last year. 1+ can a day habit and quit COLD TURKEY. 35 years of it and I threw a new can out the window and said enough! I choose my family over a dip. Almost a year later and I honestly don’t want one.

        • I’m on day 11 of cold turkey stomping a 35 year habit of a can a day Cope. I am leaning on the gum and seeds but will wean off of those soon. Great to know so many are fighting this as well – definitely worth it. Stay strong everyone.

      • Tod, 40 years!!! I only chewed for 28 years years and I thought I was a long time user. Unlike most people on this site I truly believe in using whatever it takes to make it through, anything legal anyhow. I am on day 37 and I have used the prescription ‘Chanex’ to help me get this far. I am sure I would not be at this point without it. Being tough has nothing to do with it!! Proper motivation and support is the only way, at least in my experience. Everyone deals with this addiction differently, so “one size” does not fit all. I have buddies that can quit for months with little effort, than chew again, than quit again. I AM NOT ONE OF THESE. My bodies chemistry apparently becomes hooked on drugs very easy. If a person who has used 12 years longer than me can do it, them hell I got it made :-). Thanks for your post, and I am sure it can be done!!

        • Mostly mind over matter. As soon as you can get away from the crutches, do it. Then just ride out. I did all of the that, since 8/4/2014 and now am addicted to Trident gum. I have to have a pack on me at all times…

      • Yeah Tod I was big Copenhagen guy at least 30 plus years but quit on 1/17/15 using 2mg gum and number 2 patch. Not going to chew one day at a time even if my but falls off! It had me by the balls big time!

      • TOD – Congratulations on your decision to quit dipping, on choosing freedom over slavery. I am certain that you should toss the gum and trust in your ability to heal yourself. Cold turkey isn’t the end of the world when you have thousands of people just like you on KillTheCan who will back you up 100%, all day, every day! I dipped Cope for 35 years and averaged 2 cans per day over the final 20 years. In a few weeks, I will hit the 1,000 day mark in my quit. No nicotine patches, no gum and cravings are a memory. Trust in your inner strength brother!

        • Just joined KTC after years of climbing on and falling off the wagon. These posts and the organization are great. On day 5 and will draw on the strength of this group to tamp down the goofy rationalizations previously used to reach for the can. Thanks.

          • Congrats on your strength to quit! I’m hoping maybe you guys can give me advice? My bf started smoking cigarettes over the summer and tried to quit. A buddy of his recommended chew and he’s been hooked on it since. He’s chewing it to fight the craving for cigs but I don’t want him to get addicted. He promised to quit but is really struggling. What would you guys recommend? I really want him to quit but I don’t want to come across as over bearing :/

    • I know a few people that have tried that and now are addicted to the nic gum as well as chew, be careful. I am about 8 weeks quit. I put about a quarter of a can of cope in a can of smokey mountain. When that was done I went straight smokey mountain for two cans. Now when I get the cravings I chew gum, the regular kind. This is the end of 35 years of cope.

    • I quit after 25+ on and off (mostly Kodiak). Today is day five and I no longer think about it every single minute I don’t have one in. I went three days cold turkey and then forgot I had ordered Smokey Mountain to try as an alternative. It’s okay and works just fine, but it’s not really needed. I’m done this time…calling it complete quits. Can’t stand the thought of putting my kids or friends or family through what some of these poor lads have been through when cancer comes around. I have no idea whether I’m too late or got out before anything set in, but quitting feels good…damn good. I hope you all quit too. My next goal is to find something that tastes like Kodiak but obviously is an alternative and poses no health risk, since I loved having a dip.

    • Hey man hope your quit is going well you can also try smokey mountain artic mint

      • Ive had SM artic mint it is by far the best one. Classic is just plain nasty smelling. I havent quit yet because i am underage to buy nic patches but i am gonna ask my doc for a prescription. Been dipping for only a year. I wish i could stop.

    • I did the exact same. Chewed Grizzly mint at about 2 cans a day… 8/4/2014 was my last chew. What a difference…

    • nic free site. Highly suggest ditching all forms of nicotine, find you a quit group according to the last time you used any form of nicotine, and join KTC. It’s your best option, you will not regret it.

    • I’ll be honest with you I’ve been dipping for 23 years and I can tell you this I’ve quit 3 times for 6 months at a time I used to get winter green candy mints and winter green gum and place them to gather and put them in my lip and it worked grate but the only down fall is it mind over matter with the nicotine withdraw if you need any help shot me a email I’ll be more then happy to help I have quit for the last time of my life last January 2014 and been free for 1 year and for months now

  2. Day 341 of my QUIT! Thanks to you all for the support and assistance. I’ve primarily used Hooch, TeaZa, & Smokey Mountain. All are good in their own way. I was a can a day Copenhagen Snuff user for 26 years. Each “placebo” I’ve used I have managed to dwindle off of and hardly use anything anymore. I started off matching my can a day habit and now I can go 14 days without finishing a can. My longest without a “fake dip” is 9 days. The herbal stuff does work… oral fixation! I have not tried the herbals that contain nicotine (Elicit or Triumph) and I’ll NEVER go back to the real stuff again.

    Once again… Thanks to Chewie and ALL of you that have helped! For those of you struggling, keep it up! It will eventually take!

  3. I haven’t chewed for 6 months and the feeling is incredible… The freedom is indescribable… I still fight urges but they become less by the month, not day.

  4. Hey everyone…

    42 male here. Been chewing Copehagan regular and long almost 25 years.

    I gave it up Friday, 1/30/15. Been on Chantix since 1/21/15. On 1/30/15 when I went up to 1mg dosages, I pulled the plug on the cans. No side effects from the meds for me…your mileage may very. Well, i do know what they mean by having dreams…lol

    On a scale from 1-10, Id give this about a 3. Do I have the urges to pop in one? Yep, but they are more of an annoyance and go away when I grab some pistachios.

    Not here cause Im a Pfizer salesman, and I wont make any money from it, but talk to your docs. This is making it real easy for me to walk away now for 72 hours. Ive gone cold turkey, Ive tried patches/gum, and Wellbutrin prescription to get off this nasty crap. Chantix is working very nicely…its just not for everyone.

    • FYI…don’t drink while on Chantix….baaaaaaad cocktail.

    • Becks

      Don’t exactly understand your “quit”. Most of us actually quit , with the focus of getting nic out of our bodies, no substitutes, just good old fashion cold turkey. You will still need to battle the nic bitch. It may be easier to take meds, but, you really want to quit? Do what we did, we grabbed our big boy pants and went cold turkey.

      Sorry man, you need to get all nic out of your body,

      Good luck

      • Beck’s. I too am using Chantex to get of the chew, day 37. I like this option because frankly, it works for ME. Not sure why people think this medication has any nicotine in it, because it does not. It just helps your brain deal with the lose of nicotine. Like you, I am not a drug salesman, just a person who knows himself and knows having this extra help will improve my chances for success. I do know what they mean by ‘vivid’ dreams!! I have a couple buddies doing this with me and we all get these ‘dreams in color’ lol. Keep it up man and as long as its legal, whatever it takes to gain your freedom man!!

        • My husband has been dipping since he was 9, yes 9 he is now 44 and I am so desperately wanting him to at least try to quit. Our Dr wasn’t sure if Chantix would work for people who dipped too but apparently it works in some cases. I will let my hubby know that it works in some people and to please try it. Thank you so very much!

  5. is there a fake dip for Copenhagen southern blend

  6. You’re still addicted to nicotene though, unfortunately. It takes about 3 months of hell to come off that shit and you just have to suck it up cold turkey.

  7. The best think I did, stopped. I just stopped buying the stuff. I did have not touched the stuff for 2 months (65 days) and it feels fantastic. My wallet looks better now and my lip feels fantastic as well. Hope everyone else is doing the same!

  8. Day one of quitting the can- I have chewed for 14 years. So far made it to work (20min ride) with no chew. And now I’m about 5 hours into my day , this gum is getting old. i need to stop chewing for my wife and my 3 and 4 year old boys.

    • Congratulations Eric. You’ve joined the trail that leads to freedom. It’s a damn long journey but worth every step you take. Today sucks. No getting around that. It’s a pain that has to be experienced and the only way past it is thru perseverance. Stay strong and keep walking down this path to freedom. You aren’t alone. I dipped 35 years and quit for lent last year. I’ve been where you are and I promise it gets better with time. Stay on the path!

    • Eric

      You need to quit for yourself! Not anyone else, this quit is 100% on you.

      Day 186

      • Jeff no I don’t need to quit for myself, I need to quit for my two young boys and wife. She doesn’t need to look at my spitters and look at me with chew in. My 3&4 year old boys don’t need to see me chewing. When I started chewing I was single and had no kids. Im guessing if I was still single and had no kids I probably wouldn’t care and I probably would keep chewing, now I have a reason to quit , and that reason is my family.

        Airbus – thanks for the kind words.

        • Eric

          It’s good no matter how or who or why your quitting! I am your biggest fan, so keep the fight against the nic bitch.

          I quit for myself in which my wife is also benefit from my quit. We, or most of us say quit for yourself, not anyone else. The thought process is we don’t want us quitters on some of those tough days to freak out on someone. Benefiting from your battle will be your wife and your children.

          I had the same issues…spitters everyplace, how about the spitter in the car on a nice summer day, or spitters on tables all over, I get it.

          Let me know how it goes, shoot me any questions…

          Day 189

          • Thanks Jeff, I didn’t mean to sound rude the other day, that day really sucked. lol the spitters on warm days in your car. That I won’t miss , disgusting and I live in wisconsin so I experienced warm spitters to frozen ones. Anyways, it’s saturday now and I quit last Wednesday night. Things really sucked the first day, the second day sucked but was 10 times easier, we will see what today brings. I’ve chewed a couple pieces of regular gum after a big meals to help with urge.

        • I’m with you Eric. I would chew straight to the grave if not for loved ones. Its ok that your family is the motivation behind you quitting! Keep up the great work brother!

        • My son will be one on Monday. I am going to quit as his birthday present. I don’t want him to start on the road to having to quit. I am glad there are others out there who know what it Is like to put family first. Wish me luck!

    • Still going ok on day one, made it past the after lunch craving , although I got real nauseous for a while. Anyone ever experience that?

      • Eric

        The first week sucked. Nausea, no sleep, I had intense sweats, craves, foggy. Just keep fighting Eric, let’s get you to 14 days. I lost my voice for a few days, which I am sure my wife kinda enjoyed. Haha. All normal

        Drink water, I did do seeds only for a few days , the salt was too much, so my wife cut up carrots, I went crazy with carrots. After eating was the worst the first few weeks … Gum

        Hang tough, you can rant at me all you want dude, I am still going to help you get to your second week,

        I am in southern cal, I had spitters n my trunk after I quit, wow. I didn’t have the balls to open them. They were treated like used nuclear fuel,,, funny how gross the nic bitch can be.

        Day 189

        • Every night before bed I want to quit dip but when I wake up I say screw and dip I feel like the habit is mostly in my head and I’m so used to doing it at certain places like driving or fishing I tried quitting before but only went a couple days before I caved what do i need to do to keep going in the right direction and not turn back

        • Week one complete, some major cravings still going on daily but getting better. I’m hoping this Friday I can get in to the dentist to finally get two wisdom teeth pulled that should have been pulled 15 years ago, but hopefully I can get th pulled and that will make it real easy to keep on not chewing lol. I’m starting to feel better daily overall though. I even made it through a ice fishing trip with out chewing!

      • Sure thing – sucks for about a week with urges decreasing each day …

  9. Martin, Chantix……Bad Cocktail is right, but Cantix or not, I have no Alcohol tolerance since I stopped Dipping anyone else notice that

  10. Hey all am 22 just found out after only 3 years that i might have some form of oral cancer, didn’t think it could happen to me, but hey… they are cutting a legion out and the doc says it’s a low chance it is cancerous, but the fear is real im getting some jakes mint and kicking the habit today. I workout 6 days a week and try to live a healthy lifestyle save for chewing maybe a can a week, but it wasn’t enough. Any ideas would be appreciated.

  11. Day 57 for me first couple weeks not bad then anxiety hit me like a ton of bricks. It got a lot better then the last couple days anxiety is back. Suggestions?

    • Willis

      Talk to your doctor .. Maybe get something to take the edge off.

      Try going for a run or a long walk, that will help.

      Day 189

      • How long did it take to get your energy back? I did reading on some other pages and it said it could take up to 90 days. Is the anxiety sucking my energy out of me?

        • It took me about 45-60 days for the energy to return and ‘fog’ to lift. The anxiety got so bad I had stomach problems and spent a little bit of change at the doctor trying to figure it out. I didn’t know what it was at the time, and dismissed the possibility it was the lack of chew that was largely responsible for it. The mental anguish and anxiety can damn sure take a toll on your energy. It sucks, but you have to push through it.
          It does lift (slowly).

        • Willis

          Contact your doctor, anxiety is a part of the quit.

          Force yourself to walk around the block a few times each nite, I live in southern Cali, so walking at nite is alway nice, if your on the east coast, cold ass weather, walk around a mall or something.

          Day 190

  12. I am new on here so u all bear with me. Quit cold turkey today, decided to quit as a early valentine gift to wife and to prove to myself that I don’t need it. My user name is generated from old man that said,” You can do anything once you get your Mind Right”. I have dipped for 20 years or so, have quit for as long as 5 months one time and started back. I have quit for a week or two at a time at least a dozen times. I was weak but now i’m stronger. This was a good idea getting on here cause as I’ve read there are a lot of winners on here! People with their mind right on stopping dipping. All of you that pray, say a special prayer for my dear wife, this will be rough for her as I may have anxiety or some extra anger issues for a little while. I;m proud of all of you on here for quitting! Awesome! I hope to check in daily on here as a achievement process. I need encouragement and hope to give all I can. Coworker told me about this web sight and it was a plus. Will check in tomorrow with all of you with no dip good news.

    • Mindright

      Congrats dude, it’s a fight to quit, but as you have seen, the success rate is pretty high. I know that the anger at times can flare up, even the dumbest shit will get you fired up. Come here and rant, I will listen to your anger, it’s ok, I have been there.

      I am on day 189, I am going to be here to get you and Eric to day 100.

      Don’t freak on your wife, I know it’s easy for someone else to say, just know I went through what you are doing.

      Go for a run when you feel anxious.

      get passed these first few days, you can do it.. Do not cave!!!!

      Day 189

  13. It’s so mentally addictive tho I’m screwed

  14. I have chewed mint Skoal for 20 years. At least 1 can a day. I have been cold turkey for 14 days and feeling great. I am using smokey mountain to subside the oral fixation. Can anyone tell me if the snuff or pouches have anything bad in them? I am using less of them everyday. I will hopefully be off them soon as well.
    Great job to everyone that has quit.

  15. How long have you guys battled insomnia? Going on 2 months. I can get to sleep just cannot stay asleep, sleep 4-5 hrs then I cannot get back to sleep.

    • Willis I quit almost one year ago (March 4, 2014) after dipping 16 hours a day for 36 years. I am Extremely addicted to nicotine to say the least. I’ve had the exact same sleep pattern you mentioned since the day I quit. I used to sleep 7-8 hours a day straight. No problem. Now, I feel lucky of I get 5 hours sleep. What I have figured out though for me is if I just lay there quietly and meditate or pray or whatever, I usually fall back asleep after an hour or so. It sucks just laying there awake for an hour but if you do I’m sure you’ll fall back asleep. And it’s not like I only need 5 hours. I still need 7-8 but I can no longer get it in one continuous cycle. It sucks really.

  16. Just curious for the guys that have quit. Do you feel like you have more energy?

    • No, not at first. It is slowly coming back. Last night and this morning I feel better than I have felt in a couple months. Hopefully I’m turning the corner a little. I also have been taking a multivitamin, vitamin B complex, vitamin D, and vitamin E. That seems to help a lot.

  17. Has anyone else had problems with compulsive thoughts since they quit. Mine started a couple weeks after I quit. They have really let up but still having them. Getting a little concerned.

    • Will – quitting will do some pretty crazy things to your body / brain. All of these “symptoms” are pretty typical, but if something has you concerned there’s nothing wrong with having a chat with your doctor to at least get some peace of mind.

  18. On day 4 of cold turkey, still having those Linda Blair “Exorcist” moments of pissed offness, but I can already tell a difference. I actually got this website from a gentleman who heard me talking at work to some other people about giving quitting a shot. He told me this site helped save his life and he’s been clean for 4 years. He said it really helped having support, which this site and you guys offers it. So any advice y’all can give would greatly be appreciated.

  19. Hey Guys, I have been a lurker and sometimes a poster on this site for a couple years as I have tried and failed many times on a quit. On Feb 12 I went into my tobacco shop to buy some Smokey Mountain in another attempt to quit. The worker gave me a new product called ZYN NT, that are Nicotine Pouches that come in 6 & 3 mg. I haven’t chewed since Feb 12 after 22 years of that disgusting habit. I have tried everything from gum to pouches to cold turkey to herbal pills and hypnotizing. This is the furthest I have made it in at least 10 years. I just want to give people in here a heads up about it, because I am praising it. My friends have had the same results. This week I’ve already dropped from the 6mg to the 3mg in hopes of weening off for good.

  20. Just joined KTC after 5 days cold turkey, my latest (and last) break with the addiction. The support offered by this group is terrific. May have to lean on you at some point, but for now feeling strong. Appreciate the positive energy.

  21. I’m 16 I’ve been chewing for 3 years. I need help. I’ve been chewing for 3 years now. I would do anything in the world to quit. Over here in the northeast every kid in my valley chews. I usually chew about 2 cans a day. I want to quit right now. But I don’t know how I should do it without getting the urge from people around me that chews to throw a dip in. Cold turkey might be a good choice but I was thinking Skoal Mint or like a vape or something. I’m a kid haha. I never really believed on posting stuff like this online but I hope it works

  22. Quit!!!!! Been 3 days been goin good. Dipped for 11 years and put it down. Im finding the hardest part to be breaking habbit of having dip in my mouth. Using the organic dip and it has taken care of most my urges. Have alot of support so that helps too!

  23. 21 days in this time. My wife found this site trying to help me understand if I’m in need of real medical attention or are all these symptoms withdrawal related. 35 years ago decided all the cool kids playin baseball chewed. I played baseball thus I chewed. Thanks to all of you who have been man enough to post your woes – it seems I have been experiencing pieces of each of the withdraw symptoms for the last 3 weeks. I have made it 1 full year “stopped” 7 years ago. I am hopeful this time will be a lifetime “stopped”. For the record I have set a personal Reward system for myself. 3 months stopped and I will buy myself an on/off road motorcycle to go ride the desert with. No bones about it – keeping my shit together as a manager at work and a dad at home is a bitch.

    • Scotts

      What kind of symptoms? If you think you need to talk to the doc go talk to him. He will give you something to help with things. I had some really bad withdrawal symptoms as well, shakes, not sleeping, not eating, anxiety kicked my butt and obsessive thoughts. It has been 74 days and things have gotten a lot better. I too am the boss at work and a dad at home so there is a lot of stress. This has always been there you used dip to get over it, guess what you don’t need it. You never have, it’s just a lie that your brain is telling you. Also get signed in as a member, these guys are the only people on the earth that understand what you are going through.

  24. 65 hours nicotine free after a 13 year habit. I’m hoping the worst of the physical withdrawals are over. I’m fine with the insomnia and headaches moving forward but the fog and dizziness are concerning me professionally.

  25. End of day three. Thought I could loose my mind yesterday. Dreams last night were intense. Not to bad today. Going to use some Smokey Mountain to help take the edge off. Have chewed on and off (mostly on) for 25 years.

  26. day 15 free of a 30+ yr. cope addiction. Driving my wife crazy, but determined to beat this!

  27. I’m 16. I Started dippin longhorn when I was 6. Having gum surgery at 16 isn’t the best thing on earth. I just recently quit about 3 months ago and I already feel more freedom. It’s still hard but it’s worth seeing the smile on my moms face.

  28. I am thinking about quiting (2 cans of Skoal Min Pouches). I started in 1992 and quit for 3 years and smoked. Now I’m 23 years (20 yrs) user, if you don’t count the 3 yrs while smoking. I have tried quitting cold turkey and also by vaping. I even thought about cigars just to kick the dip, but wife and kids caught me and jumped my shit. Started with Kodiak and now the pouches. I quit smoking cigarettes cold turkey being up to 3 packs a day and can’t quit chewing. I have a high stress job and I know it’s my crutch, but still can’t quit. WTF?!? Thanks for listening to my rant.

    • Rant away Jason – that’s why we’re here. If you haven’t yet, head over to our forums and get signed up. – we’re coming up on 23,000 members. It’s the best place on the web to get support and questions answered from people who “get it” because we’ve all been where you are.

  29. Been dipping 20 years, 1 1/2 -2 cans a day the past couple of years. My 9 years old son has been my motivation to quit. Happy to say I quit cold turkey and haven’t had a dip in 17 days. I still get the urge everyday, but everyday is better. Seems like instead of getting a dip now, I just eat….lol. (All this food might be just as bad as the dip). Anyways, good luck to everybody!!

  30. Hey guys Im on Day 3 of quitting cold turkey. Dipped Skoal Mint for 17 years, about a can a day, but decided to quit. I am feeling the usual withdrawal symptoms…headaches, fatigue, sleeplessness…anyways, was wondering if anyone ever experienced sore or swollen gums after quitting. I’ve read on some sites that its normal…can anyone enlighten me on how long this will last…

  31. I chewed about a tin a day for 15 years. After the state I live in jacked up the taxes I said I’m done. I found this website and ordered some fake stuff. I prefer JakesMintChew since it’s made 30 miles from me. The fake stuff doesn’t pack in the lip as well as the real stuff but it’s a small thing compared to losing your teeth of your face. I have now made it 580 days without a chew and I don’t even think about having one anymore. This site has saved me for sure! Thank you

  32. Y r the dates not in order I cant find newcomments?

    • Brent – actually, they are in order. Newest comments are at the bottom of the page. However, comments are also nested, so if someone “replies” to your comment, it will be indented slightly and shown inline regardless of date.

  33. Glendon Kirkpatrick

    I am so grateful that I found this site. I stop cold turkey 12 March 2015, 10:30 pm. This 94 hrs is the longest time I have been away from the stuff in the last 32 yrs. This site has given me the strength and encouragement to stay on track. Every time I pissed off over the littlest thing, I take a minute and come to this website for encouragement. Thank you all for sharing.

  34. Wanting some advice on some ways of quitting… I haven’t been dipping for as long as anyone on here but hearing all these stories is inspiration to quit and not start the 30+ years of dipping. I’m 20 and I’ve been dippin since I was 12. Any advice?

    • Welcome Austyn!

      Advice… read, post, read, get involved. If you haven’t yet, check out our forums – – with over 23,000 members it’s the best place on the web to get support and questions answered from folks who know what you’re going through.

  35. After 4 years of what I consider heavy dipping (1 can a day) I am very pleased to say that I am done. I had a moment of realization, thinking about all the pain and suffering I would put my family through if I contracted oral cancer. I would destroy them emotionally and I would send them to the ditch financially, it would be horrible. I am only 22 and I have my whole life ahead of me. Why would I let one, very stupid addiction determine the course of it? It is for these reasons that I threw my cans away yesterday, and I know no matter how bad the cravings get over the next few days that I will never look back. Good riddance cope, may you rot in hell.

  36. Hey guys- I’ve quit multiple times but always seems to go back whenever a stressful situation arises at work. Do you have any tips that may help me out? I know that there really is no easy way to do to (but to do it) Best of luck.

  37. This is my fist visit to this sight, I have been a user for over 10 years since quitting smoking. I have decided today is the day I reclaim my life. I’m glad to see a site like this to know I’m not alone. Thanks for all the great posts

  38. 3 wks nicotene free. I have come to a conclusion Fake dip works. Chewing gum is almost as good. Physical withdrawl is long gone. My prooblem is the mental side. I drive a truck 300 to 400 miles a day on some of the most boring piece oc interstate. I get alot of time to fidget around Thats where fak dip comes in handy

  39. Day 99 and I’m very dependent on Smokey Mountain and sunflower seeds now. Any suggestions for the next step?

  40. I chewed the fake stuff daily (can + per day) for a good 220 days into my quit. Then one day… I just didn’t need it any more. My suggestion would be to use it till you don’t need it any more. The overwhelming majority of people will eventually just put it down and not look back.

  41. What do you mean dependent? Needing an oral fix? Try keeping a water bottle with you and taking a swig instead of a seed.

  42. Keep eating seeds and quit with the smokey mountain. Or continue with both

  43. I use seeds and fake chew too, have for over 120 days now. BUT….I’ve tapered off, as Chewie mentioned, I have only been taking 2-3 fake dips a day now. I’ve only had one so far today. But the seeds….those are some good things! I can see me moving exclusively to seeds eventually. And for $2 a bag, a much better habit than tobacco!

  44. 5 wks almost gave in I found a can in my drawer. I dont know how long it had been there it was all dried up . I thought heck its only one. WRONG! It would have been an excuse to lie to myself as to why I started again So I threw the weed into the toilet

  45. What types of fake dip did you find help full?

  46. John – There are some outstanding fake dips out there. Is there a particular brand or flavor you’re trying to replicate? I’m happy to point you in the right direction.

  47. Smokey mountain wintergreen is a good sweet fake chew, no tobacco no nicotene

  48. I’m trying to replicate Kodiak wintergreen the only dip I have used for the last 20 years.

  49. Is there something that replicates Copenhagen?

  50. I have been chewing the smoky mountain stuff and it is pretty good. I only tried Kodiak and can’t remember what it was like. I am finding that it really isn’t the taste (for me), as much as having something in my lip.

  51. I’ve been chewing Smokey mountain snuff wintergreen and its the closest to Kodiak I’ve found yet. I’m in the same boat as you.

  52. Let me know how that goes! I’m right there with you. Smokey Mountain is really sweet and not spot on. Haven’t tried any others…have you?

  53. After 27 years of only using Kodiak, I have been trying to find a good alternative, and after 3 weeks of being tobacco and nicotine free, smokey mountain seems to the best fake dip I have found! 3 weeks down the rest of my life to go.

  54. It’s true. Once you decide to quit, you can NEVER go back. I quit a few times and each time I went back, it was a worse addiction. It’s been over 4 years now (quit) and I still use the herbal snuff and I never even think of real tobacco anymore.

  55. Righteous!

  56. Hard love!!!!! If you quit for 1 truly solid week and you go back I say FUCK YOU !!! I chewed for 31 years before I truly quit,I’m in my 5th month of my quit. Just bought a brand new truck as my reward. The money I save almost covers the payment. This is the way it is, if you make it a week you can make it forever, don’t let that brown bitch control what you do, when you do it or keep you from your family

  57. I’m thinking about purchasing some fake dip. Usually do Skoal Wintergreen. So far Hooch and Smokey mountain are my top choices, but they say Hooch isn’t quite like long cut and that Smokey Mountain stains your teeth and is messier than Hooch. What about longetivity? Any suggestions????

  58. Thinking about looking into some fake dip. Usually purchase Skoal Wintergreen. So far Hooch and Wintergreen seem like my best too options, but I hear Hooch isn’t quite “long cut” and stains the teeth and can be a little too “harsh” to feel like real dip. However, SM I hear stains teeth and is super messy. What about longetivity and flavor? Advice and suggestions?? I’ll take as much as I can get!

  59. That’s what I wanted to hear!

  60. Hey Chewie, I hear everyone using Smokey Mountain, is that available in Texas? I finally broke down and ordered some Hooch, but it would be a lot easier if I could just buy it somewhere here locally.

  61. Lex & Ty – reviews, coupons, etc. here. I’ve tried just about all of them. My personal reviews are located here: If you’re a Skoal Wintergreen guy I’d point you to Hooch, Holt or Elicit to get you started, but there are SEVERAL great products out there. Let me know if you’ve got any specific questions… happy to help!

  62. Thank you so much!! Ty tried some Smokey Mountain because it’s all our local store sells and we have yet to get our Hooch…he said that it did not have the Skoal tobacco feel or the wintergreen taste. So my question is, will the Hooch Wintergreen be close to the Skoal tobacco feel and wintergreen taste he is looking for? He’s very excited about trying the Hooch! And will it be long-cut enough for him? That is his usual cut of choice.

    Please reply, and thank you for your help!

  63. I’ve often gone on record as saying Hooch Wintergreen (for me) is as close to the real thing as you can find on the market. It won’t be quite that “long” cut he’s looking for, but Hooch DID just come out with a “rough” cut which is much closer.

  64. Today while at Walmart I decided not to buy a can of smokey mountain, Im also on Day190 of my quit. no urges but I’ve been drinking a lot more lately. I’m not sure if it’s cause it’s finally gotten nicer here in the northeast or if I’m substituting alcohol for my ex-addiction.

  65. So we should go for the Hooch Wintergreen rough cut, yes?

  66. Day 243, I curbed my drinking, I drink only 3-4 evenings a week which is better than every night. I still would love to have a pinch but don’t want it all at the same time. I also just came from the dentist and the didn’t beat me up about my teeth this time, pretty cool !!!. I miss my old friend but I’ll get past this part of my life simply because I refuse to be controlled by tobacco or anything or anyone!!!

  67. copehog – Cope is a tough one. I was a Kodiak Wintergreen guy so take this for what it’s worth, but I’d point you to Hooch Classic, Hooch Spitfire or Smokey Mountain Classic as a start.

  68. Day 114. 20 year Copenhagen man. I tried a bunch of them and found Hooch Classic ( worked the best as a Cope snuff replacement. I mix it up between the classic and spitfire.

  69. Smokey Mountain ain’t bad, former cope man for 31 years.

  70. hey chewie, this web-site has helped me tremendously get through my first 5 days- thank you!! which fake dip would replicate skoal straight long cut?

  71. I just decided to quit chewing a week ago I’m 22 and I’ve been doing it 2 years. I did on average 4 tins a week. I didn’t think it would be this hard quitting only after 2 years. I made it a week so far but its been difficult not so much on the addicted to nicotine its the habit of it. I’ve tried smokey mountain and Jakes mint chew didn’t like either. Not sure what to try to help. I want what’s closest to either Skoal mint or Copenhagen wintergreen longcut. Thanks guys

  72. Kyle, I can’t help you decide what’s closest to Skoal mint or Cope wintergreen, however, I can say that there are a lot of reviews on pretty much all the fake stuff out there in this website. The reviews are pretty in depth too. Also, if you haven’t yet, join the forums, introduce yourself, and you can get a lot more help in there.

  73. Kyle – we’ve got a slew of reviews posted here:

    For my money, Hooch Mint is SPOT ON for Skoal Mint.

  74. Fake dip prolongs the addiction of the very reason you wanted to quit in the first place. Sort of like an alcoholic drinking a non-alcoholic beer. There is no easier softer way.

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