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  1. Any chance someone can post for me – May 2015, woodytx 1,562 days (I think)? About to go into the Grand Canyon and having IT issues, wifi won’t let me access my quit group, and there’s no cell coverage so I can text anyone

  2. quit today 3018 days I believe…..

  3. Anyone else unable to get to the forum? I’m trying to get to Mayhem to post roll and when I click on forum it says it’s not private and this site may be impersonating “kill the can” to steal my personal/financial info and won’t let me go to the forum.

  4. Day 38 here. Checking in to emphasize — for my wicked mind — I only have to quit one day at a time. Forever is a concept that has no business in my thoughts… I have today to worry about.

    • Terry – it gets better. 21-35 days were the worst phase for me and you are probably crossing the worst part.
      BTW, I am on day 81.

  5. I quit a little over 5 weeks ago. I have no cravings but I am having terrible anxiety issues. My doctor was no help. She sent me to the ER to have my heart checked out. I switched to a different doctor who put me on anxiety meds.

    • Very common… check this out

      Keep fighting, you’re on the right track!

    • Mike, I wish I could link you to my introduction page but it was lost when this site migrated some months back. The cliff notes for you: I quit 1303 days ago and immediately experienced intense, non-stop anxiety and frequent sobbing fits the way you imagine a heroin user would when they go cold turkey. It was extreme and prolonged. I had to go walking literally from sunrise to sunset just to alleviate the panic just enough to make me feel like I wasnt going to die. It sucked so hard, and for me it wasnt until about 4-5 months quit that I even began to feel human again. The feeling of the light at the end of the tunnel comes slowly. It’s not like you wake up one day and go “I’m all better!” But you will wake up one day and realize you’re GETTING better. I don’t want to scare you into thinking you’ll have the same timeline as me, because everyone is different and my case was fairly extreme. Here’s what you need to know:

      1. You’re not going insane.
      2. You’re not permanently like this.
      3. You’re not alone in this experience. I was there too, as were some of my other brothers in quit.
      4. You will make it through and life will be good again.
      5. Use this pain as a future reminder why you should never go back to using nicotine ever again. Never forget it.

      Good luck, brother.

      • Mike,

        I am on day 81. I faced the worst from 3-6 weeks of my quit. Anxiety, sadness and depression were over the roof. It gets better slowly but surely. I am not yet out of the woods but is definitely better than what I was during that phase. Nicotine has put in a wrench into your brain and it was all twisted. All your neuro transmitters have gone haywire and your brain and body are slowly healing to function without that monster. Just one rule: never put nicotine in any form into you – it will only prolong the recovery.

        Keep posting and write your heart out. It helps me a lot. There are lot of wonderful people here who have seen this and will do anything to help us out.


  6. i am on day 3. i was on day 60 something. i got cocky and had a cigar, was not long before eventually it all came back. lesson learned, the hard way unfortunately. f nicotine.

  7. 115 Days Free – Gets a little easier each day

  8. I quit last Friday. This weekend was absolute hell. But haven’t caved yet.

  9. 105 Days Free

  10. Day 1297. I was just thinking i was 11 years old when i first started smoking. Me and a friend used to buy them from a local vending machine at a casino. By the age of 13 we were standing outside gas stations shoulder tapping people to buy them for us. It amazes me now that people actually bought us kids cigarettes(and booze). There is no way i would buy a kid nicotine or alcohol. As kids we were always hanging out in front of places smoking? I never see kids smoking today? Thats one good thing.

  11. Just over 72 hours into my first time quitting! I was a menthol smoker for 10 years and when I tried Grizzly about 4 years ago it was such an easy transition that I was dipping a can of long cut everyday in that same week I began to transition. Smoking was hard on my breathing and directly affected my wife, which I felt crappy for and stupidly I found dip to be a good alternative to quitting. So now I’m about a 1.5 cans a day, everyday. I hadn’t really even thought seriously about quitting recently, or ever to be honest. Yet on Monday morning I had this strange feeling, somehow stronger or prepared. As I made my way across state for work that morning the Lord kept putting on my heart and mind this image of me throwing my dip out of my truck window. I thought about it for a few minutes, taking my can out of my lunch box and putting it back in several times. Once I exited the highway I accepted it as something bigger than myself, said aloud that it was to be a victory in Jesus’ name and dumped my last can of dip out onto the ground at a stoplight. When God says move, you’ve gotta move! Thank you to everyone else for sharing your stories, it gives strength! I hope mine can help someone else.

  12. .Day 63 and chugging along.. Posted this in one of the replies of my quit buddy and posting it here for a wider audience. I don’t know how to describe my symptom.. it is something like this. When an intense craving hits, I start feeling uncomfortable in my forehead… like kind of having a dull , mild head ache.., I feel some sort of pressure building up in my forehead..also like if you are very hungry and skipped a meal, that light headed feeling… it keeps going on for some time and suddenly a bliss will hit and everything goes away..l suddenly I feel very happy and content and feeling very satisfied. This alternates for some time. When this happens I am not able to focus on anything else and goes into some brain fog.
    I think it is probably the neuro transmitter imbalance and brain somehow compensates after a while..
    Anyone here going through like above? How long it lasts? Sadness, depression and anxiety have come down but still low energy.

  13. 99 Days Free, gets a little better each day.

  14. Quit for 550 days. Put one dip in a year and a half ago, it was like I never quit. Dipped hard from that point until today. Time to quit again. First half-day of no nicotine here. Not as bad as it was the first quit, but I’m tired and definitely want one.

    Gotta quit- dip just makes me too mellow, too content. Don’t feel a thing emotionally. I need to feel some pain, some longing, got so much to do! DIp covers that up for me- which is nice I guess- but impractical. Gotta feel something to achieve things!

    Day 1/2 here, onward! No more!

  15. Well guys today is day 101! It has been the toughest 101 days of my life, but I made it and Im so excited. I am still having anxiety issues and that part sucks but knowing my daughter will never see me put this nasty crap in my mouth or my 4 nephews will never see me do it makes it worth it. I still get craving after I eat and when I’m fishing but I have been strong enough to fight them off. The cravings only last 15-20 minutes at a time anyways. I want to thank all of you for sharing your stories which helped me make it this far!

  16. Some encouragement for those thinking about/having recently quit:

    I’m a 22 year old who started using nicotine around the age of 15. I’ve tried quitting several times, but each time, I found some justifiable reason to start using again. I’ve believed ALL the lies. No, you can’t just dip once a week, because that becomes a can a week. No, you can’t just dip on special occasions, because every occasion will become special enough for a dip. No, you can’t dip AT ALL, because if you’re a normal human being, the addictive quality of chew will get you Every. Single. Time. When are we going to stop making excuses?

    Right now, I’ve been clean for almost 6 months. I quit cold turkey. No, it was not easy at all, but it came down to one single factor. Was I REALLY weak enough to let a substance like nicotine rule my decision making? My day plans? My conversations? Was I not strong enough to live my life without the aid of some substance? The frustration of that question drove me mad for years, and I finally decided that I was capable of living a happy life without the aid of a chemical, and it’s been the best decision of my life.

    I would encourage anyone and everyone who is thinking of quitting or who recently has quit to KEEP GOING!! You are much stronger than you are giving yourself credit for. Don’t let your life be ruled by something as foolish as dip. It is not worth it. Don’t dwell in how hard it is going to be, but dwell in how much more sustainable your life will be, and how much more life you will have to give to those you care about.

    Keep fighting!


    • 1st day of my quit. Definitely agree with the above, I quit for a long time and then found myself doing it on special occasions, which eventually turned into me buying a can every day. You can quit too, just look within yourself and ask yourself who you really want to be. Someone who depends on a substance to function or to feel happy? Someone who is constantly spitting brown goo and having to carry around nasty spitters ? Or someone who is living a happy, addiction free life? The choice is yours and I know you will make the right one. Doing my best every day to remind myself of this.


  17. Day 34 and I am struggling bad today. Thought the first week would be the worst and it was until yesterday. I came to read the messages to get hope as I don’t know how to handle the hunger cravings since quitting. I am hungry allllll the time now. I’ve been taking protein shakes inbetween meals to try to curb the hunger but its not cutting it. I’ve been chomping on gum for hours on hours over the past couple of days and now just have jaw soreness.
    Any tips on getting through the last of appetite suppression??

    • Day 59 – my worst period started from around days 22 and it was worse till 35. Weeks 1 and 2 were a breeze for me. It started getting slightly better after day 35. Again day 56 was the worst ever I had in this entire quit period. Point is, It seems like it will take 3 months for the brain chemistry to get back to normal. Nic bitch has thrown in a wrench and altered our brain totally. The recovery is slow but sure. Please be patient an Chou are doing good.

  18. Kenneth Proffitt

    I’m quitting today. I’ve dipped since a was 17 and am 34 now. I’ve quit several times for 1-3 weeks at a time. It never seems like a good time to quit I always think about the things I have coming up and how quitting now would make them more difficult. I tired of thinking about the excuses. I’m not gunna pour my heart out I’m a man and I’m not scared of this stupid little can and not gunna let it run my life anymore. It’s worthless and killing me and I’m done. Looking forward to the withdraws bring it on ready to see what you have for me this time little worthless poisonous can. I want it to be as hard as possible as dumb as that sounds. I’m not going to put a sunflower seed or peice of gum or any patch on. I’m not going to bum a dip or cave like a scared little boy who needs his mommy(dip).
    I’ll keep u updated

    • davidharleyson10

      get in a group and post roll it help Day 243 here

    • Finally made it over the hump I feel a little better like a big portion of the day goes by without me even thinking about dip. Day 8 easy to decide not to do it just have to keep remembering why I quit and not decide to reward myself with nasty stuff.

  19. Congrats Andrew.. I’m on day 55 .. waiting for the blues to go down :(..

    • I’m day 910. It gets better. Every day you are breaking the habit. Definitely doesn’t happen over night. I quit cold Turkey and haven’t looked back. The anxiety is real, the fog is real and the Dip Dreams are real. Just like everything else in life – your success will depend on how bad you want it! Stay the Course

  20. Hello Ladies and Gents! Sorry it’s been so long! It does get better and it is very scary. I have not had a dip since November of last year and have had some pretty intense moments. My mouth is still doing the burning issues that originally scared me. The dentist said that he did not see anything to worry about so amen to that. Best advice ever “ DO NOT LOOK CRAP UP ON THE INTERNET “. Your mouth has to heal itself I guess and it seems to take a while. Stay strong, think positive, ask questions, thank God, and pray!!!!!

  21. 92 Days Free

    • KTC-

      Here are a few of the ingredients found in smokeless tobacco.
      Polonium 210 (nuclear waste)
      Formaldehyde (embalming fluid)
      Cadmium (used in car batteries)
      Lead (nerve poison)
      Nitrosamines (cancer causing substances)


  22. 9 days, feeling really good today. Had a rough last 2 days.. headaches, foggy, etc. Got sick and really mad because of my addiction on the morning of April 11th. Threw almost a full can of Grizzly wintergreen away. Not gonna look back after an awful 12 year habit with that Demon.

  23. I just finished my last dip wish me luck

    • 85 days. Came here early, never joined. Gotta grind. Gotta want it. Easy to do. Too smart for that shit. Do it, ladies. If you’re at a quitting site, it’s time to fucking quit.

      • Awesome to see another woman here. This stuff has been my crutch for most of my life. 53 days and still really hard

    • You can do it I’m at day 47 and just keep looking at other post trying to make day 50,60 &70 little milestones

      • Im at day 55.. Still struggling with morning blues and depression.. When does it get better?

        BTW, congrats Chip and Jeremy

        • I’m on day 433 and there are still moments I think it would be nice to take a fat one. But honestly once I got over the 150ish day mark it has been a lot better. The 130-150 day mark was probably the worst I have experienced. Obviously not something to look forward to, but if you can make it through that stretch you are in control. Best of luck.

  24. Day 50 – half way to HOF.
    Do we get a funk in day 50 or 50 days too early to even think about funk ? I am feeling miserable today and feeling severe cravings

    • Clifton G Motheral

      Day 50 to 80 were really hard for me. I got into a bit of a funk. After that it got way, way easier. Day 863 for me today and while I still think about it every now and then it’s not in the same way anymore. It just doesn’t have any teeth now. Hang in there and it all will get much better soon!

  25. Today 4/19/19 is officially my quit date. Saw this group or site on twitter. Every thing that has been posted resonates with me. I am ready, no more talking about it

  26. Day 50 – Half way mark towards HOF.. Yay :)..

  27. That’s good news. It means you are doing this! Fight through minute by minute. Stay locked in and tight to the boards for the first months. IQWYT

    DBG 1294 doing it odaat

  28. I am on day 2 right now, and I feel like crap.

    • Bill,

      Suggestion: total commitment required

      This quitting stuff is for the strong of body and mind. You must will yourself to STOP and totally commit to your quit. Find techniques that fit your routine.
      READ, READ, READ…. try this:

      @Sigman45 (approx 3 years quit)

      • So true about being totally committed. First 8 days of quiting my only job was not to dip. I literally sat in my chair for 8 days all day and concentrated on not dipping. I told myself i could dip tomorrow, but not today. And then repeated it the next day. 34 days dip free.

    • My bf is too! Keep going you got this.

    • Yup. I felt like crap for many, many days. 34 days dip free. I’ve been “sick” for 30 of them. It does get better Bill around day 6 or 7. And like Sigman45 says… you have to be committed. The first 8 days my only task/job was to not dip. Not dipping was my full time job. I literally sat in my chair and didn’t dip. That’s all I did. I’m back to work and feel like I can accomplish anything.

  29. Has anyone heard of Copenhagen wintergreen containing licorice and decreasing testosterone because of it?

  30. Day 86 – gets a little better each day

  31. 81 days free – gets a little better each day

    • greg916 - August 2013

      Greg916 – 2190. 6 year anniversary today. If you are early on, embrace the suck and get through it one. day. at. a. time. It does add up you just have to commit. Post role every day -not an option. The suck never goes away entirely but it does get easier. Quit with all of you today.

  32. Day 1305, very proud to have made it this far and to not think of dipping any more. But of all days and times, I am now feeling that gnawing in my muscles and bones, the gnawing you feel when you first quit. That pain. That want. But, I am very learned and practiced quitter. What do I do? I focus my attention on something else and away I go to different thoughts and it is all behind me.

    IQWYT ( for us old folks, I quit with you today!)

  33. It has been almost 2 years now since the day I gained enough will power to quit my horrible habit of chewing. It was quite the journey experiencing the many side effects this brought me. It took its toll on me. There were many days of darkness and depression. That soon would fade over time and then come back unexpectedly. I developed a few health conditions that I would have never expected to come from this. I visited the doctor more times in the first year than I had ever did my entire life up to that point. I still pushed to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It finally came to me, everything started to even out and I started to feel like I did before I started this nasty habit. There wasn’t an exact date, it was that I just woke up one day and said oh Its over! It was a gradual incline of well being. Patience is the only thing that was needed to win. If you disassociate the big lip tingling feeling from your daily routine you will win by maintaining patience. The health benefits are tremendous.

    I thank you…..the ones that helped me when I asked questions and the ones that supported me on this website. To those that are planning to quit… stay strong and be optimistic.

  34. Day 33 getting easier some anxiety but finding this site does help me

  35. Hi all this is my first time to this site and my Day 1 of quit. read a lot of the post and it’s very inspiring. Been dipping since I was a teenager and now I’m 48. So many years this habit had control of my life I’m ready to take it back.

  36. Quitter of the dip. What are all the benefits of this site as I want to make this last for the rest of my life. I want to be there for my family moving forward and place this horrible addiction behind me.

    • When u make that promise it’s very binding. You don’t want to let your quit group down and most of all yourself. I’ve been quit for 1,019 days. Best thing I ever did. It’s hard but very doable. Jump right in and throw the can away and start.

    • Jason, benefits is that you join a group of people who are going through what you are going through and are here to give you support. Posting roll call every day helps you hold on one day at a time. Read through all of the threads to learn how to stay strong every day.

  37. Today is day 120. Very thankful for this website and the support it provides to us all.

    • Day 75 and not turning back. The support here is amazing. Thank you all for those that posts your progress and experiences. I’ve had and continue to have struggles, odd feelings, and cravings. But I know this will eventually pass and get better each day!

  38. Hey All. starting with my first day of quitting dipping again. I originally quit 2 years ago but recently started back up 4 months ago due to continued stress at work. This was something I hid from my wife because I knew she would be mad, but with her finding out today, I’m taking it as a message that i need to stop. i will keep everyone up with the process.

  39. This site helped me quit dipping 4 years ago. The support from others going through the same thing is a great help. I quit with you all today!

  40. 2218 days since my last dip (after almost 30 years of chewing). According to the calculator I’ve saved about $4000 and have helped my overall health in the process. Still days where the nicotine tries to tempt me, but at this point, I won’t let it win. If I can do, you can, too!

  41. Day 73 – gets a little easier each day

  42. hey guys i’m a old member and can’t seem to login.trying to get my email for a change in password but its no coming through

  43. Hey ya’ll. I’m gonna quit chewing to help save money for a dirt bike. I have three cans of chew left and when they’re gone I’m not buying another can again. Do you guys have advise for resisting the itch after the first three days of nicotine withdrawal? The worst thing for me when i first tried to quit was getting bored and doing things i used to do with some dip in my mouth. I went 2 months without dip last year and suddenly had the urge and just like that i went to the gas station and bought a can. I went from a can every two or three days before i quit to a can a day. I don’t want to spend money on fake chew cause as i said before, i want to save money for a bike.

    • What happens when you bought dirt bike? Are you planning to dip again?

    • I kept an empty can around just for a smell when an urge hit. Did the trick for me and got me over the waves when urges hit. Sunflower seeds, gum and anything else to keep mouth busy.

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