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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. First day on KillTheCan. I quit dipping on March 30th, 2018 and the cravings are getting bad. I chewed Grizz Green for 7 years someone please help! I don’t want to use artificial chew

    • Hey Randy,

      We know it is tough but trust me it is worth it. Today is day 677 for me and I am so thankful every day for hanging in there to shake that nasty addiction.

      What worked for me to kill cravings was to go running. I run all the time now and not only does it make cravings go away for me, it helped me avoid weight gain with my quit.

      We are all in this together.

    • Day 769 – I chewed a lot of sugarless gum and am so happy to have kicked it. Sty the course and stay strong

    • Randy… Day 269 for me and it’s still hard to resist the urge to buy a can. But I quit for my kids (6,9,12). FiFi something worth quitting for and lean on it. It’s worth it !

      • And don’t be discouraged about using the “fake stuff” .It works and helps. But the top of your head will still feel like it’s it’s coming off 🙂 you got this

    • A few things to keep in mind Randy. We spent years of even decades rewiring our brains to associate nic with pleasure. Every craving you fight off you are destroying one of those connections. Theres no easy way around that but it does get easier as you go. The nicotine is completely out of your system in 3 days so its all psychological now. Most cravings last less than 3 minutes. If you can distract yourself, find something to take your mind off it for just a couple minutes you will be good. One last thing to keep in mind, you suffered through the last couple weeks. How would you really feel if you screwed up and threw that away at this point. A chew might relax you for 5-10 min but within a day you would be right back to using just to get by and not getting a rush off it at all and be starting over at day one. Anyway best of luck Randy. Dont give in, i swear it is worth it. 912 days

  2. Day 100. What a ride!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Who dat..? who dayer ? No Nic here. wrong number.

  4. @realDonaldTrump

    To all new quitters. Things are gonna get Stormy but don’t give up, you can do it…Baleevme (oYo)

  5. Day 96 almost there.

  6. I’m at 220 right there with ya

  7. I am at day 235 and out of nowhere massive cravings came back. Seriously thought about caving tonight but didn’t. I guess after 20 years of dipping this is my price to pay but damn I thought I had gotten through this. Came to the site to help which it did. Thank you all and stay strong. If I can make it this long anyone can!

  8. My name is John, and I’m a comfortably recovered nicotine addict. It was not until the second week into my quit that it hit me. Like alcoholism, my addiction was for real. It was then that I awoke to the realization that I am no different than the meth or heroin addict.

    The only way to stay quit is to never take another dip, vape, puff, or any other form of nicotine. This site will help you do this.

    When you started using nicotine, you gave up your freedom to live without nicotine. This site will help you regain your freedom.

  9. Day 1 of my thousandth (or so it seems) attempt at quitting for good. Been dipping for around 5-6 years (a couple long stretches of being quit). I’m a serial caver and when I cave, I CAVE. I’ve gone ten months without the dirt before I moved from home to pursue a career. But as soon as I moved in to my new place, the loneliness got to me and I caved and haven’t really looked back for 9 months.

    But now today is a new day. I will attack each day on its own and I will do whatever I can to make sure I never dip again. I’m very much looking forward to talking with all of you!

  10. Take small pieces of orange’s peel. It really helpful in overcoming the cravings

  11. Stewyhoo – Day 102 – Quit with all of the quitters whose quits I shat on in the past. And all of the new quitters out here making me look bad for doing it.

  12. Well its a CENTURY!! 100 DAYS it is 🙂

  13. Well its a good news here. Its over 3 months that I’ve quit and still counting. There were sores on my tongue and mouth during early days but now its alright.

  14. I am nearing the three year mark without Copenhagen. I am heavier than when I quit but I do not regret quitting at all. Best thing I have ever done. I hardly think of the stuff anymore but could see myself easily getting back in. I remain vigilant as I’ve come to far to ever go back. Saved several thousand dollars as a bonus.

  15. Hello everyone I hope everyone is doing well and quitting like a mother fucker. I just want to say that I am still quit although I have lost track of days. I know it has been over a year. I never used the calculator on here and wish I would have. Speaking of the “wish I would have” that is why I am here.

    I know I fucked up and admitted that some time ago. What did I learn accountability is what keeps us quit on this site being honest, your integrity is at stake and I ruined all of that because I was a serial caver and was embarrassed to say it to all these awesome quitters. I have learned that staying quit on your own is really hard and although I have done it I sure would have liked to have a place to vent or simply get some advice and I ruined that.. I have been told that I will never be allowed on this site again and I was also told that time will heal things. So I am asking Admin and KTC members to please re consider my re-instatement (Chewy). What am I going to do differently I will stay quit I will be honest, I will engage with the site more. I will post roll each day and I am even willing to just start with day one again so I can share advice to the new comers also I will share my story of what I did to whoever I am asked to share it with.
    Starting with day one again doesn’t mean I am going to go have some nicotine mean I am going to do this right this time No Questions ask and I will support everyone. Again I am asking the members of KTC, Chewy and Admin to please consider my request. I look forward to your responses and I hope you will give me another chance to proof myself as a bad ass quitter. I quit with you all!! Im sorry

    Elk Slayer

  16. Today marks 955 days since I gave myself the best present in the world. I QUIT!!! Hang in there the cravings go away. You can do it just put your health above the habit. I quit with you all today.

    • Hey Mitch if u don’t have any cravings then how do u know it’s day 955 quit? Seriously who counts days if they r free?

      • Day 4,264.

        I’m totally free… been years since I’ve had anything that I’d consider a crave and I still count every single day. That’s because I’m one bad day, or one bad choice away from the can of Kodiak that held me hostage for decades.

  17. Hey everyone, day 55 here and life couldn’t be better! After going through HELL my first 2 weeks, being at this point is well worth it. Aside from the occaisonal headache and mood swing life is amazing, and I’m so glad i battled through that hell I went through for the first few weeks. It really is a new life w/o dip and one that I find much more enjoyable. Nicotine is a stupid drug and one that can hold you captive. I am never turning back and packing another dip again, just because I realize how far I’ve come and can’t wait to see how far I’ll go. Best of luck to my fellow quitters, and if you have any questions at all feel free to ask! Stay strong, friends.

    • After about 9 years of dipping, I quit about a month ago. Sores and numbness on my tongue finally went away. Still have slight sore throat and post nasal drip it feels like. Day to day is rough but time is flying by. I have never chewed so much gum in my life. Hopefully that’s what the random jaw pains are from. It’s funny how I didn’t think twice about health related problems while I dipped, but as soon as I quit I think I’m dying.. Well good luck and stay strong everybody!

    • Thank you for that! Im struggling through Day 15 and needed to hear that!!!

  18. Hey everyone,

    I got a question for chewie. Been dipping roughly a tin per day for about 6 years (go to is skoal pouches). I’m on day 3 of my quit and I notice that the one side of my throat is really sore. I have all the other withdrawal symptoms like the fog and stuff like that. I went to an ENT about 6 months ago and he said I was fine. Just concerned about the sore throat, could it just be irritation from the dip juices?

    • Having a sore throat when quitting is incredibly common. Not to mention the fact that we’re in cold and flu season so you might have a touch of that going on as well. Nothing wrong with going to get checked again for some peace of mind but I’d guess you’re probably just experiencing normal things that most quitters go through.

  19. Day 430 and I still have the occasional dream where im chewing. Wake up disappointed in myself. Thank God it’s all a dream.

  20. Hey guys I’m on day 350 today dip free, I never thought in a million years I would be able to give up dip but If I can do it so can you. The first few months suck but push through and dont give up. Expect the headaches, sweats, and mood swings, chest tightens and all that stuff know one said it would be easy. I’m coming up on 1 year and I have no cravings, withdraws, or any desire to go back to dipping. I hope this can keep someone from going back to dip becuase the feeling of being dip free is amazing and well worth it!

    • Matt, Thanks for the insight on the timeline and the fact that at 1 year there is a hope. Almost at 1 month and the super cravings really intensified between week 3 and 4. I read postings here to keep on track when I’m feeling the super cravings.

    • Very Encouraging to hear. At Day 54 of my quit. To me the first 20 days were the most difficult, so far. Since then I have felt much better.

  21. I get really insane sometimes during this quit. I hate myself for Taking my first chew, for living a lie for so long, for being dishonest to my family and friends. I want to beat myself to a pulp. All of this at day 28. Great!

  22. I am going on 4 years and I check in on this site every now and again. (With tax season coming up I wanted a reminder of how much money I have saved ;-)) When I dipped it was a secret I kept from everyone I loved. 10 years I had that monkey on my back… almost a tin a day. I still have passing cravings… sometimes a little tingle on my tongue, others just a subconscious excitement when I see tins on display. Never again though. I was hooked and when I went CT for the second time the worst of the withdrawal symptoms were the headaches in the first few weeks. Eventually they pass and you can take comfort in knowing the beast you fought off. Whatever reason you find, remember: you can quit and stay that way. Keep up the good work!

    • So vitriol if u quit 4 years ago what the hell u doing here ?i chewed for 40 years, I have quit now for 6 months. There is still not a day goes by that I don’t think about it. I certainly don’t want to be quit for 4 years and still he coming back to this site. Sometimes I think I should just throw in the towel and pick up my habit again because after 6 months quit I have really never found the enjoyment in anything else except for sex that I have in chew. Sad to say but that’s how it is and how many people actually die from chewing really? Seems that most cancers are from smoking cigarettes and cigars including the deformed pics posted on this site? How many of those pics are actually from chewers vs. smokers ? I’m just asking cause after 6 months of being good I’m about ready to say fuck it and go buy a can and feel good again . So anybody have any words of wisdom to pull me back to the light?

      • Counting days is a totally simple thing. It takes a matter of moments per day. And it keeps me quit. It’s totally worth it as is my freedom from tobacco. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

      • I’m on day 425 and there is not a day I don’t think about dipping. I don’t know how many people die from dipping or chewing, but I have seen first hand the scars and patch work faces that it causes. Every time I think of dipping I think of my two year old and how when he grows up how embarrassed he would be to introduce his friends to his dad that has a patch work jaw or has to carry around a machine to help him breathe. Granted, my great uncle chewed everyday of his life and died of natural causes at the age of 95. My other great uncle smokes a half pack a day and is 90, so who the hell knows.

      • Quit being negative. It’s almost been two years for me but still come back to remind myself why not to. Let you quit be yours and everyone else’s be their own!!!

  23. Day 2 mouth and face are tingling and in the past goes away if I dip. Wondering if anyone else had this? Going to the dentist on Friday and hope to feel better by then…

  24. I agree. Every day is a battle. I’m at day 197 and although I’m closing in on 200, it’s still hard replacing dip day to day. Hopefully I start forgetting about it soon.

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