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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!

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  1. Day 1,190. I quit with all of you today. Chewie, unable to get into roll call.

  2. Day 1,188. I quit with all of you today. Unable to get onto roll call today.

    • I’ve been free for 2 years and 2 months… I never joined, signed on, ect… I did it my own way , no crutch, no fake chew, just straight up quit one day.. I want to thank everyone for motivating me when I first started reading.
      I also want to say this to all of you trying to quit… I was straight up addict…can of skoal a day for 30 years…You have to want it and the first few months is sheer misery, fever , sweats, sore throat, like a heroin addict. Sores in my mouth , anxiety, scared I had oral cancer with every little bump in my mouth.
      There’s nothing wrong with you, you’re an addict.

      You have to want it…get through the first few days, weeks, month….

      I cant believe I did it, I wouldn’t put that shit in my mouth again for all the tea in China. I don’t crave it, I don’t want it and best of all I don’t ever think about it again.

      Thank you for everyone who helped me see the light…

      Johnny

      PS..Please don’t hate on me for not being involved, doing the date thing, ect…
      Everyone is different…I did it my own way

  3. Day 31, last week was the first week I felt like a person again. The anxiety eased up a little bit but yesterday i deep cleaned my truck and found a can under the seat, I opened the can up smelled it and even put a pinch in between my fingers, and then through it in the trash can along with the can. Hardest thing ever, I ALMOST caved but didn’t, today the anxiety is back. When will the anxiety go away for good?! Some times it is unbearable.

  4. Left the dip in for little over 5 min even after 3 days of quitting it wasnt what I wanted. I really know it’s time to quit, I knew it last summer when I was at an airport and saw this guy put a dip in his mouth and to be honest it was gross and I knew it was time.

    It’s just taken me this long to decide to quit, and I know even though I dipped today i can do this.

  5. 3rd day I found a can and took a dip then threw the rest away, so now I’m back to square one

  6. Day 3 here. I knew this would tough. I dipped a can a day of Copenhagen for almost 30 years.

  7. I’m on day 5 with no dip. But dang if I don’t want one!

  8. As it comes with anything in life some days are harder then others Today on Day 5 of quit I am struggling, And I will fulfill my promise to quit I keep telling my self I am to strong I got this, Thank you all again for the support It means so much I will be in contact with the ones that had left me there numbers – Potts1021

  9. I wanna Thank you all for the support I am on day 4 I quit Monday at 230 Yes it’s been tough but I want this bad enough I am to mentally strong to fail – Potts1021

    • ROBERT,

      I am a NICOTINE ADDICT like you and have dipped Copenhagen Snuff for roughly 35 years or so. I have been NICOTINE free or about 1,246 days now and feel wonderful most days. Without a shadow of a doubt, this group of quitters at KTC has saved my life.

      If I can quit this shit, ANYONE CAN IF THEY TRULY WANT IT! You have to really want to QUIT to be successful at this.

      You found a great place to check in daily. I suggest that you read up in here and join a QUIT Group ASAP. Accountability and Integrity are the name of the game here.

      Take your quit one day at a time. Some days and some moments will be tougher than others and you will have to literally will yourself through the rough patches; all will pass with time.

      Reach out anytime @Sig45 805-252-two- six-two -four

      • This is an awesome note to read @Sigman45 !! I need it…day 25 for me…started when I got sick with the flu and figured I haven’t wanted chew for 3 days–never been a better time to tough it out!
        I’ve been on and off sick now 3 times in last 25 days…currently with sore throat and stuffy head. Day 23 actually was REALLY tough too…I was so pissed that I made it through 3 weeks and was having my toughest day on 23?! (Chewed a LOT of sunflower seeds that day)…
        Anyways–I guess I need the accountability now as well because I worry that it will be tougher long term than I originally though after first few weeks…and while it disappoints me–I do realize I’m back at work with my old schedule now so I have triggers daily that I didn’t have too often the first few weeks while I was sick and was traveling.
        I guess I’m in now for the online support…thank you KTC and all of you good people trying to help each other!

    • Day for was the toughest for me. I’m on day 7 now and it’s much more manageable.

    • great job Robert!

      I’m on day 32. I set up an Acorns account to put the $42 a week I was blowing through my lip into some investments.

      Whenever I think about grabbing that can again, I whisper to myself $127,000. in 25 years at 6% I’d have an extra 127k. with 3 girls under 4 years old… I can think of a few things I’d like to help them out with in 25 years.

      That’s my motivation. Find yours. Sometimes you have to mentally bitch-slap yourself, but you can do it!

  10. Hello my name is Robert Potts I started chewing when I was 15 I have been chewing now for 12 years almost 13 I chew roughly 2 cans a day I want to quit bad But I honestly don’t know where to start please help I am serious about quiting but I need advice

    • Hi Robert. I am on day 8 and understand how you feel. Everyone has their own way of starting the quit but for me it was finally coming to the realization that I would be so disappointed in myself if something health wise came from dipping like cancer! I also thought about all the people I would disappoint like me nieces and parents if that happened so I woke up and threw the can I had away. The biggest thing for me this past week has been keeping myself busy all the time like going to the gym or visiting friends and family so I stay out of my head. I took the side effects of quiting like the nausea as a motivator as well. Once you get past a few days you will feel pride for stopping and, for me at least, it was the thought that ….well I made it one day, two days, three days etc so why waste that and start again. I literally had a dream last night that my ex-girlfriend was in telling me how my breath stunk however I woke up and smiled cause I now know that is no longer true! Its been the small hurdles this week but I can assure you in a weird way its been an eye opening and positive experience despite the physical withdrawals! Just look at all the quitters on this page and think to yourself if they can do it so can I!

    • Robert,
      The best way to quit is to go cold turkey. Choose a period of time where you can focus less on work or you can take a week off.

      The first couple of days you will be in a fog so it is better if you can clear things off your calendar.

      I tried patches, etc and none of them worked.

      Joining this site worked for me as it kept me to a promise, made me believe I could do it and posting roll every day made a difference.

      The main way to be successful is to just decide that you have quit. Once you stop the negotiating in your head as to whether you will do one more or not the rest becomes far more simple.

      The next important thing is learn how to distract your attention. When you get those thoughts about dipping, switch your attention and think about something else. Anything else that you like. This ability to change your focus will guarantee your success and make your quit that much easier.

      When you place a dip in your mouth, your brain releases sugars. Well, those sugars are now going to be gone.

      However, you can replace them with OJ or other fruit juices with sugar. This will provide some comfort, especially on your initial quit days.

      Make sure to exercise with weights and cardio when you feel that nagging tension in your muscles, you feel that rage, when you can not sleep and when you cannot focus. Exercise really helps.

      Here is one that most people overlook. Get at least 3 square meals a day. Hunger can really bring on those urges so squash those urges before they come. Eat full healthy meals and do not let yourself get excessively hungry. You will see this helps a great deal.

      I waited until I was 59 quit after using tobacco for 40 years. You would be wise to quit now.

      I quit with you today.

      Dundippin day 1247

    • Robert, put the can down & walk away, no patches or other stuff to extend the duration the nic/tob stays in your system. The stock answer is stay busy, do the seeds, fake dips, drink water, exercise, ANYTHING to occupy your mind. It is not easy but it is extremely doable. If you do anything other then stop today, it’s just lip service. The resources here @ KTC are INVALUABLE, please explore the site & use it as a tool. You can do it man, I quit with you today Robert, will be 4 years Nic/Tob free after over 30 years of dipping in a few weeks, best thing I ever did.

  11. I quit cold turkey a week ago today after dipping about a can a day for 15 years. So far I am able to fight the urges and normal symptoms that everyone else on here has experienced. The one thing that is causing me great anxiety is the day I decided to quit I developed a small amount of little red spots on the tip of my tongue as well as 2 symmetrical bumps on each side of the front of my tongue (I believe these are Lie Bumps and/or swollen taste buds. The red bumps also seem to tingle a little bit but not all that bad. Of course like everyone else I immediately think its a early symptom of cancer which I cant get out of my head.

    Has anyone else had these symptoms and if so how long do they take to go away? I also find it hard to attribute to quitting cold turkey since small red dots and swollen taste buds on each side of my tongue showed up basically day one of quitting and were one of the major driving factors that brought me to quit last week.

  12. I haven’t posted roll in awhile, but I’m coming up on a year quit on the 13th. I just wanted to thank you guys and the site for getting me through some tough times. I still use the fake tea leave pouches from time to time, but its crazy to think I’ve been off nicotine for this long. I don’t even crave it anymore, and although it seems impossible, its really not and will make you so much healthier in so many ways. Hope all is well to those quit. Keep doin your thing!

    • Welcome back and congrats on a year of freedom!

    • I too quit a year ago on the 13th. It has been a long journey and a lot of self discovery. An awesome accomplishment for the both of us, and it has been a grind. I still struggle with the occasional urge for a pinch. One day at a time. It’s a continual battle that has become easier with time. Development of the mind with scripture, daily devotionals, podcasts of interests, fascinating books, exercise, etc. anything to supplement the pinch and staying away from triggers. Continue the fight! Here’s to another day!

  13. I took my last dip 21 days ago after a can a day for 6 years the amount of anxiety is crazy, especially when ulcers started popping up in mouth and throat. I am going to the doctor tomorrow to get checked out. I have not slept more than 2 or 3 hours a night for a couple weeks now. I have also been coughing… weird. I can’t focus on anything either! I feel like I’m in a dream or something ALL day long.

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