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  1. I tried to quit two months ago, lasted 3 weeks. I tried to quit again 12 days ago. So far, so good. Far less side effects this time. But now, i am barely sleeping at all. I’ve heard this is normal. What are the reasons behind it? What can i do about this?

  2. My husband chews red seal. Any suggestions on what flavor he should try? He’s not a mint or fruity-type fan. Thanks!

  3. Have not had a dip in two months but have been using the 2mg nicotine mints intertwined w/ dip (mints at home, dip at work) for four years. Just bought a can of Hooch today to give it a try. Going to attempt to rid myself of the mints as well.

  4. I did join thank you and I just threw out my can that was half full step one I think

  5. And I am trying to quit what can I Do to help me stop

    • Jerry – My first suggestion would be to join our forum at http://forum.killthecan.org/

      We’ve got over 20,000 members that “get it” cause we’ve all been there before. It’s the best place on the web to get questions answered and the support you’ll need to get and stay quit for good.

  6. Hi I am I have been chewing since 8th grade I just graduated high school lately I have doing a can every two days can I get cancer if so how long and what can I do to stop

    • Jerry – you absolutely can get cancer. On the other hand, you may never. But I’ll say this… why chance it? Do you like being a slave to a can?

  7. Which is the best tobacco free dip. I dip all red seal Copenhagen skoal long cut wentergreen. I tried smoky mt. Did not like it much. johnhallum@sbcglobal.net please help. 10th attempt. Thanks.

  8. My husband is been a long time Chewer. However he is trying hard to quit. but i was wondering if he was to try the e cigarettes to help reduce the craving of no Nicotine. he has been useing the fake chew but he keeps going back becouse of stress at work. and the patches just dont seem to work for him

    • Meg – the problem with e-cigs (amonng others) is that they contain nicotine. While they will certainly reduce the cravings of nicotine, the reason they “work” is that they’re giving him the nicotine he’s withdrawaling from. Unfortunately, every time he does that, he’s back to the start of his quit. While it sucks, cold turkey is in fact the quickest way to recovery. It takes the body 72 hours to get rid of all nicotine… but that’s only if there’s no nicotine reintroduced into the body. If he hasn’t yet, he should definitely join our quitter’s forum at http://forum.killthecan.org/ where there are over 18,000 members that “Get it” because we’ve all been there before. It’s the best place on the web to get answers and support from people who truly understand what he’s going through.

  9. I hope you can answer this. My spouse chews. He DOES NOT brush his teeth, but he does use LISTERINE daily (which he thinks is just as good or better than brushing). I have over and over again “preached” to him about this and he won’t have anything to do with it. I am repulsed by this. I almost hate to kiss him. I really get squeamish when he wants to kiss passionately. (Sorry to get personal, but I have to in order to pose my question to you) Can you tell me, if he has any mouth sores, the beginnings of mouth cancer, or other mouth “disorders” can he pass those on to me? I am a faithful brusher and do not use any forms of tobacco. Thank you for your reply.

    • Hi Carrie – Thanks for reaching out! As far as I know there have been no studies done that show any sort of transmission of cancer via kissing, etc. There are other non-cancerous things that can be passed (cold sores, etc.) but when it specifically comes to cancer you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.

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