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  1. Today is 725 for me next Monday will be my 2 year anniversary. I dipped for over 25 years and if can do this so can you. I quit with all of you.

  2. 98 days today! 48 hours till the 100th day milestone. I’ve got this!

    • Today is the day I quit the demon as been controlling my life for the last 7 years, it has influtared every single ascept of my life and enough is enough. Today is day 1 and I’m nervous but very excited to claim back myself from this addiction we all share. I will be reading and seeking advice for any who will give it. Thank you

  3. To all my fellow dippers, you know you are causing your gums to recede, etc. I am going through extensive scraping to renew my gums after a 40 year habit. My dentist highly recommends using the Waterpik to help keep your gums healthy. Just a bit of advice that may prove helpful.

    I quit with you today. Day 706.

  4. Day 68! Was going to wait til day 70 but woke up this morning with trace blood in my saliva. Went to all docs early in my quit and nothing showed up. Dentist said my gums were inflamed but no signs of mouth cancer from what he saw. I have been having post naval drip in my throat but that’s normal right? Had a chest X-ray early on and came back normal. Anyway the nic b**** trying to play games but I’m quit with you all and never looking back.

    • Hi MURPH
      It sounds like you have alot going on.If the doctors say you’re ok take their word for it.
      The anxiety can be really bad in the 50-70 days.Mine was at its worst between 60-90 days.
      I’m saying this because it sounds like you’re worried about things you already had checked by the doctors.Give yourself some time.
      Anxiety can cause a lot of problems,heart palpitations,elevated blood pressure.I peed three times in 30 minutes waiting to see the dentist ,cause I was worried what he might find.I could fill this front page with every thing that happened in the first 100 days.I had muscle tension on the left front side of my neck for 170 days from anxiety.
      You’re doing great,hang in there.

  5. Anyone think nic addiction is somewhat hereditary? Found out like 75 percent of my large extended family smokes, chews, or vapes….. Two months free from dip throat still has post naval drip but feeling better.

    • MATTV027,
      i think addiction runs in the family. I do not think it is just nicotine. If you have one addiction in the family there is a strong possibility that other family or extended family members are addicted to something else.

      I had a brother addicted to gambling, others addicted to smoking and then extended family members to other things.

      Addiction is a terrible thing.

      I quit with you today.

  6. 114 I quit today

    • I’m going on a year and a half no chewing tobacco. My gums are still slowly rebuilding and still in constant pain. Everyday I have dead skin pealing throughout my whole gums and it seems never ending. Every doctor I see all they say is this is not cancer but still have yet to say anything about the relation to the dip. This is veterans affairs tho….. if I die this way nuttin I can do but holy shit the incompetence and hypocrisy is unbelievable. Is the gum and constant dead skin normal for some?

      Sempfer fi

  7. I am excited to announce that today I am part of the 700 club. It has been a long hard haul and I never thought I would make it this far.

    Everytime I get close to hitting a milestone like this I get the craves and it gets a bit tougher.

    But, I have learned to change the focus of my mind to something else.

    I look forward to the rest of you joining me in this club.

    I quit with you today.

  8. Guys,

    Tried quitting probably 200 times no joke. Read every tip, tried every method i seen online. I seem to have my longest runs going cold turkey. No matter how long i make it, i can never keep away from the can for good. Just so sick of the same bs cycle and looking for an advice i can get.

    Mike

    • Advice? Quit. Just decide you are now quit. You’re not going back. You’re quit. I don’t know. It’s tough to do if you’re not making a daily promise to a bunch of people who will light up your phone if you don’t make that promise early every day.

    • Wildirish317 is pretty much right. I’m sure most of us have tried to quit several times before finally committing. For me the common factor in all my failed attempts was that I kept coming up with excuses or rationalizing to myself, that I can dip this one more time, or I need this dip to get through something. At the end, you are only quit when no matter what you will never put it back in your mouth.

      I’m 289 days quit. My moment came when I was getting constant headaches, I did some reading and realized that the nicotine was killing my brain. I told myself that there was no excuse for knowingly killing my brain, so I quit and stayed quit. It was hard, but that was my conviction.

    • Just quit bro…Put the can you have with you in the trash and that’s it….You have to want to do it or you will never make it through the first few weeks… I’m like 220 … can a day for 30 years….complete raging addict….. straight up quit…Now I don’t even crave it or want it…. at all

  9. 113 quit today and feeling great

  10. Day 8 for me. I woke up today with sores on my tongue and lips . This is normal correct? No cravings so far, everything has been smooth sailing.

  11. 111 quit today

  12. Woe to you, oh earth and sea. For the devil sends the beast with wrath because he knows the time is short. Let him who hath understanding recon the number of the beast, for it is a human number. Its number is six hundred and sixty six…. days without nicotine today.

  13. Hey DUNDIPPIN
    Do you ever get dizzy after lifting weights?I haven’t done deadlifts in three weeks.I did them Monday and I was all fogged up afterward.This has happened before when I really push it,but it has been getting better.Nic free 14+ months now.
    Steve no happy

    • Steve B Quit

      Yay! Another lifter! I would get dizzy if I did not lift for a while and then got back into it lifting as much as I could in the first workout back. Instead, now, I ease back into it as to not shock my system. I would start out with 70% of my total my first week back, 80% my second week and so on.

      It depends on your age. I am older so I can not charge into it like I could when I was in my 20s, 30s and 40s.

      If you are getting dizzy then you may be pushing yourself too hard. Remember to do some cardio either after your lift or on your days off from lifting.

      If you ease up on the amount you are lifting and you are still getting dizzy be sure to see a physician to get checked out.

      You have been quit for 14 months – that is great!. Keep up that good fight.

      I quit with you today.

      I love the name: Steve no happy!

      • Thank you DUNDIPPIN
        The cardiologist said the same thing,do more cardio.I like to hear from people who lived through it and have first hand experience.Deadlifts leave me in ruins.
        Tank ya Bruh.

  14. I took my daughter to the local gym to show her the local weightlifting facilities. Yep, she is a lifter!

    The owner was kind enough to allow me to show her around. He had a great big log in his mouth.

    Remember the days you put a big fat one in your mouth only to have someone come up to you and strike up a conversation? Remember when you frantically ran around trying to find a place to spit and wondering whether you should get yourself sick and just swallow everything?

    Well I could tell he was uncomfortable as hell and he finally spit into a trash can.

    Then a couple came into the gym and struck up a conversation with him. He was struggling with his dip juice……. Boy, he was miserable. I remember those days!

    I kept thinking about that all last night. I am so happy that I no longer have those ugly dirty bottles laying around everywhere. I no longer avoid people and conversation because I have some big wad in my mouth that I do not want to spit out.

    I am free. And you will be as well the minute you finally give up this damn habit.

    Day 696. I quit with you today.

  15. Quit today 109

  16. Does nuclear war justify a cave?

    • I’m at 455 and haven’t thought of it in a long time but if it’s nukes that are taking me out, I’ll probably have 1 last dip as I watch the blast.

  17. Day 138. Damn! After so many days I have been hit by intensive craves. I don’t know why?? I only remember that I am quit, I am quit, I am quit.. God may help me in this tough time.

    • Well just keep in mind at this point it wouldnt make you feel good or better. It would probably make you sick and within a few days you probably wouldnt feel anything but guilty for throwing away over 100 days so don’t do it.

    • TKV. These craves keep coming back when you least expect it. Embrace it.

      I get these right before, during and right after a major milestone. I am looking at hitting 700 in a few days so go figure, I am feeling the craves again.

      Just remember this will happen and make sure you do not focus on the crave feeling. Instead divert your attention to something else.

      I quit with you today. Day 696.

      • Thanks, till now best part is, craves don’t insist to have a dip, it just feels me sick or a foggy. I quit too with you and all other mates.

  18. Day 25 quit. Looking forward to saying I’ve quit for a month. I like seeing the money saved but I’ve substituted Skoal for Jake’s so I can’t say yet that I’m saving money. Oh well-at least I’m not killing myself. Cheers.

  19. day 108 quit today

  20. 107 quit again today

  21. Day 1!! Should I use Nicorette gum?

  22. 105 quit today

    • Hello Gentlemen…Been a while for me, Day 220…. Can of skoal a day for 30 years, for those of you battling, it literally took me 6 months to stop craving it or thinking about it, every weird thing you are feeling is due to withdrawls, one day , it just stops like flipping a switch.
      I would guess everyone is different, I had it all…insomnia, fever, sweats, irritability, mood swings, horrible anxiety, I actually thought I stroked out, my tongue wouldn’t work sometimes and my speech was slurred.
      I turned 50 this year and I know I can never go through those first few weeks, months of the beginning of my quit again, it was sheer misery.
      Plus I gained 30 pounds.

      Hang in there guys, don’t give in, I finally, feel so much better.
      Now I can duct tape my mouth shut and lose the weight…that will be a no brainer, nothing, no challenge pales in comparison to divorcing my buddy the green can.

      Stay strong men….

  23. The family had a two year celebration for me yesterday to mark being dip free. Aug 13, 2015 was my quit date. Don’t fool yourself, quitting is a family affair! 41 years a slave to Skoal and two years of freedom and counting. Quit, stay quit and never forget your family does support you. I quit with you all.

  24. Day 104 I quit today thank you for supporting me.

  25. Day 242 – Every day gets easier. But, DON’T, forget where you came from and where you are going. KTC has changedy life for the better. I have made new friends, quit chew, been saving money, and been able to purchase a new car. The chains of nicotene have been released and damn does it feel good to be free.

    – March Madhouse of Mayhem 2017
    – Quit Date 12/06/16

  26. Day 102 im quit

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