Dear Potential Quitter

The Edge Of PotentialDear Potential Quitter,

I say potential quitter because the mere fact that you’re looking at this shows that you’re thinking about quitting. Your addiction right now may be telling you this is not a good time to quit but your conscience wants you to see IF you ever decided to quit what it would be like. It comes down to three words:

po-ten-tial [puh-ten-shuhl]
-adjective
1. possible, as opposed to actual
2. capable of being or becoming
3. someone or something that is considered a worthwhile possibility

quit [kwit]
-verb (used with object)
1. to stop, cease, or discontinue
2. to depart from; leave
3. to give up or resign; let go; relinquish
4. to release one’s hold of (something grasped)
5. to acquit or conduct (oneself)
6. to free or rid

con-science [kon-shuhns]
-noun
1. the inner sense of what is right or wrong in one’s conduct or motives, impelling one toward right action
2. the complex of ethical and moral principles that controls or inhibits the actions or thoughts of an individual

The question is:
Conscientiously, do you have the potential to quit?

The answer is:
YES! But it takes you stepping forward and saying I need help.

That’s where the KillTheCan.org Support Forum / QSX comes into play. You can and will at some point want to quit. Why not start now?

You hold the key to unlock this site for a successful quit. Why not utilize it?

I did .. 363 days go!

Sincerely,
-mls

NOTE: This piece written by KillTheCan.org forum member mylilsecret

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18 Comments

  1. Day 7 here have the fog how long does this typically last?

  2. I’m Steve a p.t. stay home dad of 3 and f.t firearms/Edged weapon instructor, been can + per day 15 years. So I KNOW I should quit but I struggle with wanting to. Not sure but I think my tipping point is seeing my 2yr old girl mimicking spitting in a bottle yesterday. Is it normal to not WANT to quit before quitting?

    • That is where I am, Steve. My name’s Austin. I was 1 month copenhagen long cut free when my mom was diagnosed with a terminal cancer 3 years ago. 29 years old, going back to school for engineering. It was a stressful time. And now? I KNOW I should. I don’t want to end up being a burden to my wife. I don’t want to be a slave to a freaking weed. I don’t want to lose my teeth. But, for a 3 years I haven’t had the DESIRE to quit. I think I do now. It’s 1:24 am now. When I wake up later this morning, I’m going to start quitting. How about it, Steve? Together let’s be men, and do what we know we should?

    • I don,t think very many people who cut a couple cans a day ever want to give up their best friend, I know! I,m on day 24 been cutting up to 3 cans a day for 30 yrs! I,m quitting for me and on account of me! I know I,ve chewed up a new truck that’s not sitting in my drive! Anyway with the kids and all the other things going on in your life I,d recommend a nicotine replacement for maybe 6 weeks or so! Not a fake can of cut because you,ll still be using the mechanics of your habit, get the nicotine gum lozenges patch or whatever will knock that crave in the head! Let’s face it were drug addicts who can buy our fix anywhere! Good luck!

  3. :I quit dipping in February 2106, got on patches and tobacco free pouches, but past few months have taken a liking to smoking again. What gives? Can’t take it to the next level.

  4. I been using herbal snuff to help me quit, I been making videos to keep my mind off the real thing,here is my link https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC4iBLa_0ERTcqgPEipzHV6g. Any support is good

  5. 3 weeks, Happy holidays!

  6. 2 weeks tobbacco free TODAY. Keep the train Rollin fellas!

  7. Thank you for all the support. I am deep in the fog and I feel like it will never end. However, these words of encouragement and success keeps me going. Thanks for all that. I shall keep it up. I am determined never to dip again

  8. Hang in there Dan, For sure, drink water and exercise. Get mean lunatic mad at the tobacco and no one else. When you feel the urge to get some tobacco, stop, think “it will pass”; if the urge gets you mad, then hit the gym. Hit that punching bag or run that treadmill to the ground, anything to get that moment to go away. it does pass and when it comes again, do it all over again. polish your car, sand the deck outside, after a while you’ll be in shape, all your honey-doos will be done and the cravings will start going away. It gets better dude.
    I am on day 93 and I ain’t looking back, hope to see you at a 100 someday,

  9. Please help. Going through fog. Quit 7 days ago

    • You’re in the right place Dan – drink lots of water, exercise, etc. You’re a week in so the nicotine is 100% out of your body. No turning back now!

    • It CAn last a month or so or up to 100 days, but its becomes intermittent and then goes away, mine was 40 + days after a can a day for 34 years

      • Thanks for the information and the support, I won’t let the can control me anymore, I have a life to live. Ive had enough! I have faith in your words. Here’s to getting out of the fog!

  10. Every dipper out there has the potential to quit. No lie.

  11. I have been dipping for 33 years now and decided to quit today cold Turkey I appreciate all the support from this site

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