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When you’ve made the decision to quit dipping you need support. You’ll get it right here at KillTheCan! This site is dedicated to helping people QUIT dip, smokeless & chewing tobacco! It will be a long & difficult road, but we are confident that you too can be successful and quit dip!

All articles on KillTheCan.org are written by members of our forums. These are people who understand what it means to quit. They write these articles from the perspective of a quitter. Don’t believe the “experts” that you find out there on the web – believe someone that has successfully QUIT DIP.

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  1. I’m now on day 26… Ive had a couple nights I almost caved while drinking some beers, but didn’t. Both mornings I recall waking up so glad that I didn’t get a tin… Anyone going through it, realize it’s not easy, and at some point you’re going to look back and be proud you didn’t cave… It’s what’s keeping me going…

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    • JFIVES, a month or so into my quit I was having some brews & it sucked big time. I then looked into the fake dips. Honestly, most are pretty nasty. But I did find that Smokey Mountain Chew was not too bad. So if I’m gonna pound beers, I always have some SMC handy. I’m over 150 days nic free, so it’s working pretty well. Also check out Teaza, good stuff.

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    • i quit jan 5 of 2015, get jakes mint chew. its high quality and organic. trust me please

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  2. What I want to know from the people who have been quit for more than 3 years is do you ever stop thinking about it

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    • Unequivocally… yes. There will come a day where it never even crosses your mind. It’s a beautiful thing.

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    • B.ig B.rother J.ack

      I’ll be celebrating 22 years Quit in 37 days … 7998 Days today … It has become an after thought … A person I once was if you will … A flickering memory that brings a sorry feeling for those who are locked still into the Lie that it is “needed” as a coping mechanism , a celebration , a way to live … everyday it gets stronger and you see by the support of your fellow quitters that you are not walking this path alone … Do I think about Chewing again ? No … Do I get that urge every once in a while when something triggers a long lost memory ? Yes I do , but as fast as it enters my Brain the feeling passes as I access all the things Ive become without being a slave … B.ig B.rother J.ack

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  3. Hey everyone, today marks day number 21 tobacco free. I was wondering if anyone else has hit week 3 and have it feel like day 1 all over again? I just feel like I’m on edge and in a fog today. I didn’t know how long this will last. I thought I was over all of this. Keeping strong though!

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    • For sure! Here’s an article about the 2 week weakness but it can certainly hit 3 weeks in.
      http://www.killthecan.org/facts-figures/2-week-weakness/

      Hang in there!

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    • Good morning to you! Job well done on 3 weeks!
      As I’ve learned and many will tell you…everyone has variations of and on the timing of the withdrawal side effects. I will tell you are within the norm! I’m out 43 days and only now past the fog, irritation, and anxiety. Still battling some of strange changes…but much better!
      Hang tough man. Join a forum too!!!!!!!

      SVD

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    • Another thought…
      Exercising has helped IMMENSELY. Lift hard, lift heavy. Grunt, sweat, curse, whatever. Really helps redirect the frustration and anxiety. It reprograms your mind to crave the endorphin release and not nicotine. Good for you also 😉

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  4. I’m 55 years old and I’ve been chewing for 26 years and it’s past time to quit made it three months before but went back, this will be my last time quitting read comments and it’s hard but my wife won’t kiss me anymore and a new grand baby want to be around for him!!! Wish

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  5. I quit about 5 days ago, dipped for about 8 years. Never been much of a smoker of cigarettes. Usually only when I’m drinking. I bought a vape pen though and now I don’t have much of a desire to dip or smoke anymore. One bad vice to a healthier one I suppose. Haha. At least I’ll keep my teeth and gums this way.

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  6. I have been without chew for the past two weeks now. Those two weeks were complete hell. But now that I’m past that, things are so much better. I’m actually losing weight for once. I’m not so uptight all the time. I’m getting a better nights sleep than before. Hoping I can stick with it!!

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  7. I’m close to day 150 & I guess I got lucky because the only problems I really had was the cravings, which I still have, just not as bad. I still dream about having a big ole pinch of Apple Skoal, but ain’t gonna happen. Done with it.

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    • Chewie, I post as Dan, changed to Dan O since I’ve seen other Dan’s posting here, just a heads up. Thanks

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  8. I quit after 6 or so years yesterday. Feel like something has been stuck in left side of my throat for like a week or so..it comes and goes. Also little red spot on center of tongue that is tender. Anyone else ever have this? Also is hooch a good alternative to real dip? Have had smokey mountain and it’s too gummy and grainy..

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    • Hi Kevin – fake dips really come down to personal preference, but yes, I think it’s safe to say that Hooch is a good alternative. Here’s my reviews: http://blog.killthecan.org/2011/10/hooch-snuff-review/

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    • I had little sores and weird things pop up all over my mouth for the better part of a couple weeks. Canker like sores, rough patches and little bumps. Basically, anything that could be described as imminent death were you to search it on Google. You’re fine. Prepare yourself for some obsessive thoughts and anxiety. It’s no fun, but it’s worth it.

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  9. Hey everyone.

    My name is Drew. I’m 22 and have been dipping Grizzly Wintergreen for the past 4 years with one 3 month break (due to nursing school/hospital). My gums below my canines are pretty low from dipping which is part of the reason I want to quit.

    I’ve been looking into switching to an alternative and wean myself off of that, but there are so many kinds that I don’t know where to begin.

    Any suggestions on what alternative to buy?

    P.S. I have a friend who is extremely against smoking/chewing. I told him that after 4 weeks, every time he sees me dipping, he can kick me in the balls. Maybe a little extreme, but hey, it’ll definitely help me to quit. XD

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    • I’ve always wondered the same thing. I wanna buy something with less nicotine to start weaning mymyself off. I’ve tried herbal dip and it’s just not the same.

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    • Drew,
      Bacc off and smokey mountain are the only two I have tried. I didnt really care for either one but maybe you will. I quit cold turkey 5 days ago and up until this point have just manned up and dealt with it. First 3 days are Rough…last two days are tough but not as bad. Hoping this gets easier by the day. Good luck

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      • Day seven cold turkey. Down to almost no headaches. First days will be hell. Drink lots of water and chew seeds and gum.

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  10. SVD, I am so happy you are “coming in”. (It’s an old military term). I will see you there. I will give you my info and you will make this quit you last +1. I will explain that too.

    Glad to have you aboard,

    EOD 1

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  11. SVD, Hello. I got slammed with the exhaustion you are describing about day 20. I also had random withdraw side effect all out of sequence. I am on day 53 and energy is high and I feel a lot better.
    I would suggest joining a group in the forum. That is what made my quit stay and a lot easier having someone the be accountable to. When you do join the group look me up in the Sept. 2015 group under EOD 1.
    If you have anymore questions the forum is the best place for information. You can ask someone in the live chat or your group. The old guys hangout there to help the new quitters but you have to join the forum and get in a group first. Good luck to you SVD.

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    • EOD 1,

      Good afternoon and thank you for the response! At about 5.5 weeks today. Again, glad to hear I’m not outside some facsimile of normal. Thank the Lord the fog has lifted and my energy level is slowly returning. Just waiting for the damn muscle tension to finally subside.
      Will do with regard to the group…catch up with you there!

      Thank you again!!!

      SVD

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  12. I really really want a dip. The cravings are crazy!!

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  13. Ryan, On Day 20…still pretty f*cked up. Fight through it. Feel like I’m in “No Man’s Land”,…Hate the sh*t and hate the quit…I know once through this wave of me being a total bitch to my friends and family…I’ll be good…until next time.

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  14. Anyone experience constipation during their quit?

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    • Not me personally, but I can definitively say that yes… this is an issue that is a common occurrence.

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      • I’m on day 31 I’ve been to the dentist and an ent bit still have a rough patch where I used to put my dip I dipped for 9 years anybody else experience this

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        • Yup. It goes from a rough patch to a spot that doesn’t have the same texture as the rest of your mouth. Almost like your tongue catches more traction on it. Totally normal.

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  15. Day 19! Brother just had growth cut out of his throat. Pray to God they got it all. He is celebrating Day 19 too. Thanks for everyone’s support.

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  16. Has anyone had a bloated just miserable stomach feeling when they first quit?

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  17. Man my cheek feels all tingly and almost like it’s swollen. But does not look any different at all. Does any one else know this feeling at all?

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    • It happened to me. Numb and a bit tingly, and although it didn’t appear swollen, I continuously bit the hell out of my cheek… both the sides and front. So, it was swollen, and it will go away in a week or so.

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  18. Tomorrow marks 5 weeks!

    General question to the KTC community…

    Fog is lifting very very slowly but recently got slammed with intense exhaustion (yesterday was bad). I seem to be experiencing the usual withdrawal side effects, just in a different sequence.

    Anyone out there have a similar experience???

    Thanks

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    • Exhaustion was an issue for me for a couple months but it still comes and go a little. I am on day 189 and all of these side effects still rear their heads but much smaller and I think I have just learned to handle them a bit better. 5 weeks rocks!!! You have got through what was the rough time for me, just watch the “just one” mind trick. Found that one showed up as the novelty wore off. Keep it up SVD!!! Your busting though the tough times.

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      • Thank you very much for sharing your experience! Starting to feel better day by day. Would be a beautiful thing if I’m on the downhill though…tired of this stuff jackin me around. Congrats on 189 days!!! Hard core!!!
        Thx!!!
        SVD

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  19. Hi I really like to hear all the success stories on here. I’m not an addict myself but trying to help someone I love very much to quit. I didn’t grow up in a home where tobacco was present and as a result I don’t like it. I’m trying to get my boyfriend to quit for health reasons.

    As his girl friend what can I do to help? How can I show him I understand it’s an addiction, but that we’re a team and I support him?

    Thanks and good luck to all of you!!

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    • Hi Laura – on behalf of your boyfriend, thanks for your support.

      Check out the Spousal Support section: http://www.killthecan.org/community/spousal-support/ for some tips / ways you can help.

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    • Hey Laura, my girlfriend actually told me to quit and although it was hard,I did. Men are grumpy, mean, and down right obnoxious to be around when going through withdrawals. The best thing to do is make a compromise with him; Something challenging to yourself like going to the gym everyday or eating healthier while he goes through this. That way you and him can use each other for support to overcome these hardships together and can hold each other accountable.

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  20. Chewie jayp or anyone who has quit for a while. I’m 11 days without. Chewing seeds gum or smokey mountain all day long. I’m dealing with all the symptoms except the eating or weight gain. Since I’ve quit I feel like I don’t have much of an appetite. Have you guys heard this much?

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    • Yep… quite a bit actually. It seems folks have one of 2 reactions. Either they have NO appetite like you, or they become eating machines and gain a ton of weight (like me). Completely normal either way.

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      • Thanks man. Last night was my worst yet. I ate more than I have been but now I’m on 2 hours of sleep. The restlessness and anxiety are a pain in the ass.

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  21. Just want to say, that the nicotine lozenges have worked wonders for me.
    I am 125 days without a chew and I chewed a can a day for 7 years. Certain things still trigger a craving, so I use the lozenges as a fix.
    I know I still haven’t kicked the nicotine, but its a lot better than chew.

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  22. Maybe I’ve always been this big of an Asshole…I’m not always an asshole. But at the same time, if someone had lied once, wouldn’t they be considered a liar? So if I’m an asshole once, then therefore…

    Anyways, been quit for a whole two weeks, and I kinda feel like shit. Not like i have the flu or cholera – that’s feeling shitty – but ya know. I’m kinda bummed for some reason. I feel sleepy, too. But then again it’s been a long week at work and I just got off after 11 hours, so I should feel sleepy.

    I’ve really only been tempted twice – i mean to the point where a felt my body pushing away from the desk and off my ass. Then I read this forum. It helps. Thanks.

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  23. Just gotta pull that trigger and hang on!!! Change your daily patterns and avoid triggers where possible!

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  24. I am a 26 year old female. Pretty girl who has chewed Skoal Mint Pouches fairly regularly since I was 19 when an ex boyfriend introduced them to me
    They were so easy and convinient!
    I tell you, I have great teeth (thankfully) even after all these years. But I still know that I am playing with Fire. I fear losing my teeth or getting cancer. I’ve read the statistics when I’ve been quit (many many times over the years) as an excuse to just start up for a little bit again.
    I don’t thibk I’ve ever really admitted to myself that yes I’m a nicotine addict. I use other excuses, I’m bored, I work from my truck all day, It helps me concentrate.
    I’m addicted plain and simple. There is nothing better than a fresh can! And I go through almost one a day! The clerks at the stores no longer look at me weird like what is she doing chewing??
    I think I can just have a couple and then the next thing I know I’ve got about 20 empty cans rolling around my truck
    I want to quit I need to quit and find it’s much harder than I thought it would be! I say this because I started when I was 19 thinking it was just a phase….7 years later?? Obviously it’s not

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    • I chewed skoal for 7 years kept saying oh I’ll quit.
      Last few months I have not felt good went to the doctors all tests came back clean. I looked at the can and said this is probably the reason.
      Threw it out 3/4 full. I’m on day 7 so far the urge is very slight I feel better. Food tastes better :)
      But if i can do this you can too. Dip can run you and it will. Stay up late to keep the dip going put off when you eat to keep the dip going. Wake up bam more dip.
      You run your life not a tin throw it out take back your life babe.

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      • You too, huh? I would get outta bed at midnight just so I could chew, and then justify the lack of sleep by thinking that a dip first thing would get me up and at it. I would skip a snack when a little hungry, so it wouldn’t interupt my chew; or I would simply eat with a dip in the lip.

        ….stuff is F-ing worthless…

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    • Brit you can do it I chewed for 26 years never skipped a beat get passed the first 2 weeks an believe it or not you will notice a huge change in your quit attitude it won’t be easy but if we can do it so can u best of luck

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