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  1. Well I quit back in October, and went cold turkey after 20 years of chewing with multiple attempts in the past. It was crazy, my wife and I decided on Monday that I was done, on Saturday night while driving home from a trip I put my last dip of that can and ended up quitting a day early.

    The only real cravings that I have had were that of things I would be doing that I always had a chew like driving to and from work and the nice after lunch chew. After about a week or so those went to the way side.

    Smokey mountian grape flavor and natural flavor were nice but there are no places that sale it, so it was a special trip to get any.

    So everything is going great right, no cancer, no craving, extra money, and dip free life, well my energy level has crashed. I get up go to work and go to sleep shortly after dinner when I get home. I used to be the power house who would go days on an hour or so of sleep now I need like 10 hours and than some. Also I have gained a total of 20 lbs since I quit. Pants are now starting to get tight!

    Has anyone else had this or is having this? I am honestly thinking of chewing again to get my life back! I don’t want to but I miss the energy and I can’t afford to buy new clothing!

    Please give me suggestions.




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    • Start working out, run hike, join a gym. So far this week I have ran more than 20 miles. Going to the incline tomm. for anyone from colorado springs. If you do not know the manitou incline is google it. Real mans workout that makes you cry like a little bitch.




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    • Hello, So proud to hear that you quit first of all. Check out natural energy boosters like A full complete B vitamin complex, ginseng, etc. Research, Research. Also 100% pure black pepper essential oil, clove oil, grapefruit oil and bergamot..It has been proven that people that chew or smoke or drugs are deficient in a lot of different vitamins like B’s and magnesium so they use addiction to get by. Check it all out. Lot to chew on…..




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  2. Day 37 for me, it’s been pretty easy for me considering I was a 2 can a day fine cut skoal man for 25 years or more. For the last month or so I’ve been using Chantix and around week 4 decided to kill a craving with Smokey mountain, it was like a sexual climax. Wow! That stuff is so good!! Anyway, here’s a helpful tip. DONT DRINK !! it makes the cravings worse. I was out tonight and had 6-8 beers with my wife and her hot friend, needless to say when my wife and I came home I put in some smokey mountain,. So much for sex tonight 🙁




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  3. Had a dream last night, my first dip dream. I had a big fat one in and even in the dream I asked myself what the heck am I doing this for. Took the dip out,it was like one of those whole can dips and flung it on the ground wow it seemed real as heck.




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    • I’ve had so many of those dreams. They seem so real. Woke up feeling so disappointed in myself. Your mind can play so many tricks on you. Stay strong. Day 883




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  4. Only after a nice do I really get the urge, but fuck that I am never messing with dip again. Life is good meeting more women, getting more exercise. Not being a ninja dipper life is grand.




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  5. way to go matt. keep it up. it has been hard as hell for me, but been able to go 10 days chew free




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  6. I am about 12 hrs in from my last dip and throwing away my can! I am about to lose my shit here at work




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  7. One week quit. Never going back. I’m pissed as hell right now. Feeling duped by the tobacco companies and slightly ashamed to have been a slave for 35 years. Mad at how society just accepts this as normal. I see people buying rolls of this crap and I know how hard it will be for them to quit and that is IF they ever decide to quit. I am very thankful for this site and my very good friend James who found this site and paved a way for me. Rock on quitters! Much love to you all!




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  8. Merry Christmas! Cheers to killing the can!




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  9. two weeks now no dips no slips later




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  10. I’ve been chewing the Smokey Mountain a few times a day. It has been helping with craves, but I’m hoping I can cut out the Smokey Mountain too. As anyone had trouble getting off the fake chew?




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  11. Thanks Scott. I’m keeping it going tobacco free on this Saturday.




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  12. Brian that is fantastic, as I am writing this one of those tobacco free commercial came on. Day 9 going on ten. Sorry to brag a little but this has not really been that hard Still chewing seeds though. This week I have ran about 20 miles and I did the Manitou Incline for you guys not from Colorado it is a bitch of a workout. Changing my life one day at a time.




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  13. Day 4 quit here. Feeling better because the white patch that I mentioned in previous posts has healed. The dentist said it may have been trauma that caused it in the first place. I have had a few cravings and am averaging about 1 dip of smokey mountain a day to deal with the cravings. I really think the smokey mountain helps because when you are craving for a dip it is a good alternative. Also, it doesnt taste that good so it’s not like I’m dipping it all day long. Only when cravings get super high.




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  14. Day 5 quit here. What a battle. Been eating like crazy and trying to flush the system with water. Chewing gum, seeds, and toothpicks have all gotten me to this point. As far as a lack of focus, I would have to agree. I just don’t have that normal sharpness but I would hope it will recover shortly.




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  15. Thanks for the replys Scott and Armando. I am only on day 2 chew free, but glad I made it through day 1. I’m crossing my fingers that this white patch heals soon. My next appointment is Dec. 30.




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  16. 27 days quit and counting….and keep it up Scott me personally I struggled off the charts the first week,but after it got better and I still do struggle but it has to be a main trigger such as post meals etc.. But I’m right there with ya fighting the good fight…and Brian I send u my prayers and I never had your strength to be proactive by going to the dentist my marine mentality to this day has me stubborn,but good to see you takeing charge… And I got a question gents?? I’m 27 days quit in but my head and focusing and concentrating is unreal to do I feel like a vegetable at times anyone else with the major migraines and lack of ability to focus or concentrate at times through out the days??




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  17. I’ve been dipping for about 2 years, started with some school buddies, I’ve been trying to quit the past 6 months but every week or so I need another can… I wish I’d never started!




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  18. Fuck, that is scary as hell, hope all is well let us know. dip free 6 going on 7 days.




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  19. Posted on here a few days ago. I went to the dentist today for the first time in 18 months. Partially why I went to the dentist was because I was reading this blog and felt like I needed to be proactive like all of you. I told the dentist I chewed. She did an oral cancer inspection and found a white patch on the roof of my mouth next to my teeth. I know dippers get white patches from time to time, but my dentist seemed concerned and she wanted to see me back in two weeks. Has anyone had their dentist find white patches? If your dentist has was the white patch cancerous. Of course, I am hoping this is enough to scare me to stop chewing.




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  20. Yea I hear ya fellas… I’m the same way stress stress stress is my trigger besides after meals Im 26 days quit thank god but I have dreams of dipping n my anxiety goes nuts but my wife evry night massages my head n shoulders and I go to sleep soon after … So have the wife or girl friend communicate and when she sees you going crazy and about to give up have her jump to rub or massage your head and say a prayer or metatate… It’s helped me all these years with a dip all day evry day except for meals kissing my wife and kids with a wad in my mouth, throwing a can in the trash to only see myself fetching it out hours later… It’s a battle gentleman but a battle we will prevail and conquer!!!! Keep up the good work gents!!!!!




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  21. Mike & Gary, take it one day at a time. Mike sex is a great way to ease stress, show your wife what time it is. Day 5 still going strong.




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  22. I need help. Some support. After 7 days I gave in and bought a tin last night, had two dips and threw it away. Then I went and bought another tonight at 1:00 am. Chewing now. The fake stuff even with the burn of peppermint oil I put in. I’m sick with myself. How do I stop again. I dont want to go another 8 months before trying again. I quit for myself but I dontwant to let my wife down either. Where is my will power and self control? This is ridiculous. Just venting. Peace.




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  23. Another one bites the dust, another day that is. Been dip free for 4+ dbutays. My mouth freaking hurts but at least I am not putting that crap into my body any more




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  24. I used to smoke a pack a day and chew at least a can a day. Then one day i was doing my normal thing and i put a dip in and it made me sick. I said to hell with this and quit both at once. Did great too. I quit in 2008 and had not had as much as a craving in 2-3 years. Recently i started having problems at home and i was about to loose my mind. A guy at work said do you chew? For some damn reason i said ya. I took a dip and it felt amazing. I met my wife after i had quit. Come to find out she is deathly allergic to tobacco. So now with the same amount of stress, i am starting the quit cycle again. Can anyone suggest alternative source of stress relief? I know it sounds like an excuse, but that is why i started again. So if i can find an alternative means of stress relief i think it will make it easier. I get enough workout at my job so something other than that please.




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  25. Are there any quitters from colorado or colorado springs.
    I am going to try the incline tommorrow anyone else game




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  26. I quit about 67 hours ago have not really felt any of the symptoms listed on the site but currently have a big wad of seeds in my mouth




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  27. I like your website. I am trying to quit too.




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  28. I just discovered that “burn” that we’re looking for when chewing fake stuff like Jake’s. I added a few drops of cassia essential oil and and a few drops of peppermint essential oil to the tin. Actually, I poured the tin into a bowl and tossed it around the chew like a salad then put it back in the tin. Gives a burn the entire chew.




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  29. You can do this.

    You just need to want it more than life itself.




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  30. Been trying to quit for years, at one time I actually went a full year with no dipping, like a fool I went back to it and have had troubles putting it down ever since. Well, I broke my leg (badly) last Monday and Dr told me that nicotine slows down the healing process (he said this right in front of my wife by the way) so now I am quit for the 4th day. My wonderful wife is waiting on me hand and foot and being really nice so it’s making it pretty easy..




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    • Sorry for the broken leg, but glad you’re back on the quit train! You’re in the right place… let us know how we can help! If you haven’t yet, you should definitely join our forum at http://forum.killthecan.org – over 17,000 members (and growing) who “get it” cause we’ve all been right there. Keep rocking that quit!




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  31. Yes sir I’m on three weeks!!! And it’s seems easier at times except after a meal!!! OMG after a meal like right now I’m going nuts like always after a meal!!!! 🙁 eight years from mct training in Penelton for the past EUGHT years a can a day it’s a transition for the better hoohrah!!!!




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  32. Two years and dip free from 30 years of being held captive of the can!!! I am free and if I can do it, any one can! The first week was rough but it got better. Get off it and don’t look back. It was the best feeling knowing I was back in control of my life…




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  33. Peters
    Quit 6 days ago after dipping for 23 years at least a can of Cope snuff a day. The longest I have ever made it was 30 days. Been telling my wife for ten years that I only dip occasionally but it’s a lie. So her being my support system is out. My problem is I love Cope and nothing else tastes like it. My 6 year old asked why he can’t have some of daddy’s gum. I have to quit for good but will need help. Shot I’m a baseball coach so can’t not be around it.




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  34. Been 30 days without a dip,I am using patch n fake snuff, I dipped a tin a day of cope then grizzly for 17 years. I’d put one in b4 I hoped outta bed all day long cep to eat.my question is did anyone ever experience the feeling like you lost your edge after quit? Or like you lost part of yourself, it sucks everyday I just tell myself I’m not going to dip today maybe tomorrow and jus sleep on it.




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  35. 22 days clean today. After more than 30 years with a few periods clean (7, 2, and 1 year) time to stop. I had no health or other issues, simply decided I wasn’t getting any younger and didn’t need it. Good to see the younger folks putting it away. Trying some of the alternatives. Not too impressed and likely won’t repurchase.




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  36. Hi all….Day 23 clean here and doing ok….not too computer literate. Anyway on/off dipper from 18 to 44 years of age with some stop times long as a year. Past 15 years extreme ninja dipper….only select few know….finally had enough when noticed a big lump in my lip a month ago….freaked me out…ended up being harmless and gone in 2 weeks, but by then I was 2 weeks clean, and I AM DONE!!! Is it really worth dying for???I figured would be good to have support…..and to lend mine….it will take me awhile to learn to use the sight here….stay strong all

    Sh4string




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  37. I’ve been dipping for about 7 years now. I would generally go through a can in about 2-3 days. I’ve tried tirelessly to quit over the past few years. I would do anything from throwing a nearly full can out to taking one dip and throwing the remainder away, but I found myself occasionally digging through the trash to find the tin. That’s how bad my addiction was. About three weeks ago I began having difficulty swallowing and I noticed red bumps all over the back of my tongue. I have an appointment with my ent scheduled for Monday, but regardless of the outcome, I am done dipping. I’m 28 years old with a bright future ahead and I’m afraid of losing everything because of my addiction to dip. I’m only five days clean at the moment, but I look forward to taking the journey to being clean with everyone.




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  38. I quit Monday. Been chewing two cans a a day. I’ve been doing surprisingly well. Thanks to sunflower seeds and charms blow pops lol. My girls want me to quit so I’m determined and dead set. And I’m not giving up. I’m too stubborn to let something control me lol ask my wife.




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  39. 18 years young been dipping for 7months. I’ve been trying to stop for a month now had a good thing going for about a week but started up again even more than before. Have a dip in right now and I’m hoping it will be my last!




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  40. I’ am five days in and a little grumpy. I just started a new job and I’ am in sales just found this site and got set up and I’m looking forward to this I’ am not going back!




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  41. Doug, this may sound funny, but as an oral fixation, I have found that rolling up a paper towel and putting it in like a dip works pretty well. I even spit when I am outside just like it is a dip. It especially works once you are past the 72 hr physical addiction and just craving something in your mouth. You can go small dip or go big fatty paper towel dip. You can even make out with your wife with it in, imagine that! Congrats on the QUIT!




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  42. You got this thing Jason. Just think how proud we will feel telling people we QUIT tobacco. Some people won’t think it’s a big deal, but we will know what we accomplished. Sure we are thinking about our families as we have made these decisions, but ultimately our quits are about US! Your doing great, don’t go back now. That guy is gone! U are a quitter now! Be proud and carry on!




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  43. Day 4 underway and still cruising. Some craves last night but not too serious. Trying to convince myself that I am not a dipper anymore! That part of my life is over, not going back! It was a good 15 yr nicotine run,, but the next 60 will be better nicotine free. Who knew we never needed this shit?! Hop aboard qwitters and enjoy the wagon ride to nicotine freedom




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  44. I haven’t had a dip since 10/19. It has been a total fog. I replaced a 20 year cigarette habit with dip 4 years ago. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do.




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  45. I quit September 21st of 2013 and I’m happy to say I’ve been tobacco free for a month now! I don’t even use the fake stuff anymore, it’s great! Once you make it through the first 3 days it’s all mental, fellas.




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  46. Do you guys recommend jake’s mint chew as an option?




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    • Hi Victor – Jake’s is a great alternative. You can find info, coupons and reviews about Jake’s and many other fake dips here: https://www.killthecan.org/your-quit/smokeless-alternatives/




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    • Hey. I just quit again 6.days ago. I don’t want to die. I’m tired of the way it makes me feel no matter how much I live skoal mint long cut. I’ve had ten tins of Jake’s in desk drawer for months now. This time I only chew a couple times. Everyone says they want a fake chew with a burn. Well, I found it! I added a few drops of cassia essential oil and a few drops of peppermint essential oil to the tin and stirred around with fingers. This fake dip is on fire and I dig it. Plus, don’t feel like having another after this. No nicotine. I’ll gradually stop the fake too since it doesn’t draw you in and I only have one like tonight for a little bit. Peace.




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  47. Hello everyone I have wanted to quit for a long time now and finding this site has helped me pick a date and want to do this for myself. It breaks my heart to hat my son say is this soda or spit. No kid should have to ask that. It’s time to kick this habit. Wish me luck! I’m not a big sweets fan any suggestions on the oral fixation part besides jolly ranchers or life savers?




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  48. I’m tossing out my can tomorrow after reading this. My friends and everyone on this site will have my back. I know I can do this.




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  49. 69 days(August 1) and my cravings are only occasional! I avoid those that dip to keep the temptation away. A can a day for 18 years. 18 years, why the hell did I wait so long to quit? Good luck gents, keep fighting the good fight.




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  50. I’m on day 2 and I feel like shit! I don’t want to do anything I’m thinking about going out tomorrow morning and getting a can of that backed off shit. This is hell.




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  51. Thank you to this website for all the help I have made it 100 days




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  52. Brooksstephenson

    I am ready to quit I am starting oct 6,2013 at 8:03 I am ready for my challange for the future




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  53. Today is my first day off the can. As a woman my motivation is not having nicotine in my system while I’m trying to conceive. I quit when pregnant with my first child so I know I can do it again. I just am really grumpy. 🙁




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    • Congrats on a great decision Ashley! I’m curious, if you quit when you were pregnant the first time, what led you back? Let us know how we can help… you’re not alone!




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  54. Looking for tips to curve the cravings I’m chewing gum like crazy and sunflower seeds i am about a can every two days and have been dipping for 7 years. Need help




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  55. Took my first dip under the slide in kindergarten. Didn’t take another one until I joined the Army in 1993. Been dipping since then. I quit 10 days ago cause I just got sick of it. It’s weird, I quit something that I loved to do (dipping) and started doing something that I hate (running). Beef jerky and gummy lifesavers got me through the first few days. Now all I gotta do is stay mean and stay mad at the snuff and I’ll be good to go.




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  56. 17 years old been dipping copey long for awhile now tonight I’m done I’m sick of being paranoid of the big C. I’m done wish me luck gents.




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  57. Steve!! Hang in there I’m praying for you and I know you can do it! Stay strong and realize the consequences of having a dipper are greater than a 2 minute buzz




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  58. I’m new to this and need to quit before I completely lose my family. I quit smoking 4 years ago but I’m having a harder time quitting chew. I don’t have much of a support team here at home because my wife found out I started chewing again, and she doesn’t speak to me much. She’s said I’m worthless and would rather raise our kids without me in the picture. I really do need help.




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  59. Day 11 of my quit. Starting to feel irratable, unfocused and a little depressed. I keep reminding myself that this is normal and that at some point I come out on the other end though. Struggling.




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  60. Day 2 for me. Not too bad, but I know the worst is coming. It always seems to be the back end of a tough work week when the temptations get overwhelming. It’s now or never though. I hope I can lean on this site to get me over the hump.




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  61. I quit 79 days ago from a can and a half a day for 16 years just wanted to say thanks for the help from this web site I still have 21 days before hof but it has gotten easier




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  62. I’ve been dippin for a year and a half I always told myself once I got a white spot IDE quit so I finally got one I’m 6 days in now and my problem is I like dipping I’m not craving it that much I just love to pack a fatty when I’m out with my bros. but my girl is super happy now but it’s so damn hard I think ima need some help




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  63. 5 days off of grizzly feels like an eternity but the fake dip herbal crap is working when I can’t stand it anymore the worst part now is just how much I miss throwing in a dip and doing.. Well anything but the fog is starting to lift and I dont feel like a crack addict walking around itching ha get through day 3 and you will feel your self getting better




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  64. Im only 16 and been chewing for 4 years..i hate it but love it..i know i need to quit..i pack 1 can a day and if i have the money sometimes 2 cans a day…it sucks but i cant kick the can…help!!!!!!




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  65. I just came across this website and am really happy!! My husband of fourteen years has finally decided, on his own terms, that he is going to quit dipping. As you can imagine I am over the moon!! He is a three can per week user and has been doing it for the last twenty years. I know it is going to be hard…really hard. I am just excited to see there are places we can go to for help and understanding. I want to be as supportive as I can so I will be reading as much as possible. Stay strong all of you!!! Your wives and families thank you for making the choice to be with us a little longer!!!!




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  66. It will subsie Bob,, I just hit my one year mark today… each day gets better !




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  67. Day 1 in process. Stopped last night at 7:20 after i got home from work and bush hogging the fields getting ready for deer season. I have dipped since I was 16 and am now 23. I finally had the urge to kick the habit Sunday after going to Church with my girlfriend and her family. Her dad actually found my dip can inside my door compartment and he looked at me and said you need to kick that habit and went on to tell me when he was in the miliatary he use to smoke and after one injury to his foot that could have been prevented from smoking he said he crushed his pack and never picked it back up. So it motivated me to do the same. I told my parents last night after i finished my last dip and showed them the inside of the can and said I am done, and that I do not want to be a victim of cancer. The odds are against me on getting cancer. Both of my grandparents on my dad’s side have had it. My grandfather has been battling it for the past 8 years and after seeing him suffer and the pain i go through each year when it comes back and not knowing when his time will come i finally kicked the can. I have had jitters all day and craved it time to time, but boy i have chomped away on some sunflower seeds today good god. 2 packs already and about to run to the store to buy 2 more. I need an alternative that will not give me ulcers all in my mouth but I don’t have any places around here that sale alternatives here in my small town. So looks like cold turkey for good. My only alternative i believe will be to go buy a beef jerkey can that is all cut up and just act like its the snuff until the urge of just having it on me actually passes. Is that a good or bad idea and any points or helpful hints will be greatly appreciated.




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  68. It’s time to quit. What is the best thing to do to get prepared?




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  69. @ Matt- The hardest thing for me will be driving and not doing it.




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  70. Ive been dipping since I was 12 mostly because I was worked for an amateur baseball league as a kid. I then played baseball throughout school, which was also a chewfest. I need to quit but it is pretty entrenched. The longest I ever went without it was 6 months 3 years ago..




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    • I dipped or chewed leaf for almost 47 years. About 4 months ago I bought a can of Smokey Mountain thinking I could replace my regular dip with herbal. Did not work. I then started mixing my regular dip with Smokey Mountain 50/50. Seemed to work, I then went 40/60, 25/75, 20/80 and finally 10/90. I am now using Smokey Mountain without any nicotine. I weened myself from my addiction over several weeks without any problems. It was quite easy and simple. Good luck, Ted, Missoula, Mt.




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  71. I’ve been free of smokeless tobacco for 4 weeks and 3 days. I still get strong cravings, and my blood sugar levels continue to drop, got to carry “Glucose Tablets” for that quick raise of blood sugar. My doctor wants to know why the sudden change, and I told him that I quit tobacco of any form,(he still thinks that I smoke cigarettes) but he wants to run “Tests.”




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  72. Set my quit day for today. I wasn’t planning on it, but i went all day yesterday without dipping and didn’t even mean too. I was just busy. May as well keep going. I want to be rid of this thing that seems to grab a hold of me and control to many situations in my life! i want to eat a meal and not have a dip afterwards. i want to fish without dip. I want to hunt without dip. I want to be able to always kiss my wife instead of having to let her kiss my cheek because i have a dip of snuff in! I want to be done explaining to my little boys why “Daddy has his special cups that you can’t drink out of.” I want to be done. Now I just have to finally have the will power to see it through!




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  73. Monday was my quit day. I have been dippin for 5 years, Cope Straight. It has been a hard three days, not to mention my girlfriend quit smoking after 6 years. I sure hope the “first 3 days are the hardest” rules applies here, because I’m going nuts! I did find some Smokey Mountain at my local Walmart in Nashville. I found this site and you guys are definitely helping me through it. Thanks from Music City!




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  74. Just decided to quit today, I quit before and made it 65 days and had one weak moment, this time failure isn’t an option. I’m 19 and want to keep my mouth. I’m gunna need support




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  75. I’ve been addicted for awhile now but when I quit I kept getting cravings so I saw that beef jerky chew stuff and when I want a dip I just put that in it helps and then I stopped wanting it and using the beef jerky




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  76. I have been dipping fof about 7 years and want ti quit so bad, have tried several times but that doesnt even last the day. I have tried some herbal dip but it didnt stay packed and wasnt the same. Im a 3 can a day guy and one chew for me is about half a can. I havd one in about all day long. Im tired of my teeth and gums hurting and need to quit. Guess i dont have enough will power. Im in desperate needs of tips to quit pleass help




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    • Jeremy, I have been chewing for 4 years about 2 cans a day. I just turned 20. It has been a struggle for me to quit these last few months because i didnt want to. I said i did cause it sounded good but never put the full effort. I have been trying to stop for the last 10 months on and off. Longest i made it was 7 days. I am currently on day 4 and am coasting. I Have recently been attending church and been praying on it. and god has been awnsering. whenever i want a chew or things seem tense i just say pray on it. We’ve all been there were your good for 3 days then it gets in your head that you need it for some reason. but you gotta really want to quit deep down inside. “Its gonna kill me to quit, or kill me if i dont”




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  77. Yee Hah! Cravings are finally gone! I think that I’ll finish the work that I started in converting my Ford E-150 van into a “Motorhome-on-a-shoe-string-budget.” Thank the Lord, I feel finally free!




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  78. Well I’ve slipped up the last few nights and just gave my tin to another coworker…time to put this addiction behind me with the long weekend coming…wish me luck and thanks for the support…it’s gonna be a night of jolly ranchers for me.




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  79. Yes but as time goes by I found that it starts to go away




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  80. Only 17 and I’m having a tough time trying to quit. Didn’t go through a can a day or anything. Just 4 dips a day. Any advice on helping me quit? It’s tough as shit.




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  81. Yes! I am really a laid back guy, but you take my nicotine away for a few hours and I become a genuine asshole. So much so, I have decided to cut down for one week, and then cut off. Don’t know if it will be any better, but figured I would give it a shot.




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  82. Anybody ever experience extreme anger to one individual? I seem to be hyper-focused on one asshole at work right now! He is a complete ass, but I have never felt this angry towards anyone lately!




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  83. Thanks. I have gone 5 days now with no chew and was thinking of buying nicorette today, but didn’t because did not really know to much about the product. My major problem is that’s all I think about skoal I actually miss it will that change with time or will I always miss it. Now with football about to start I just want to get through this for me my wife and kids.




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  84. Anybody ever trying using nicorette when quitting if so does it help?




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    • Brian – if you mean “Does using Nicorette take the edge off?” then the answer is unequivocally “yes”. However, that’s because Nicorette contains nicotine which is what you’re really addicted to. http://blog.killthecan.org/2009/11/whats-really-in-nrt/ Until you’re nicotine free, you can’t truly begin your recovery. Sadly, there is no magic pill. Even if you DO use Nicorette to deal with withdrawal, when you finally do quit using nicotine (the gum, patch, etc.) you will THEN go through withdrawal. Best bet is to go cold turkey. It’s the quickest way to begin your recovery.




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  85. Had a dip dream last night woke up craving cope straight




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  86. I just had my last dip…been trying to quit for 2 years but I keep going back…I work construction and a lot of guys on my crew also chew so when I get weak, I just ask them for a dip….gonna give it another shot tonight as I have occasional chest pains and it freaks me out




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  87. Chewie,

    Thanks! I am going next week. I am already in a stressful job and trying to quit is not making things any better. I am glad I found this website




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  88. On my fourth week…. :/…. Anyone ever experience white crap in their mouth after quitting… I think the Ph balance is readjusting… but I am a little freaked out




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  89. I’m done. Just woke up again at1 am with a ďip still in my mouth. I don’t want to go out this way. Reading here gives me hope. Time to man up I guess.




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  90. Armando you got this hang in there and keep moving forward




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  91. My grandfather used to do 5 cans per day. My grandmother couldn’t understand why they had to remove his jaw, and 1/2 of his tongue. Of course he died at age 69. Wow, I used to do, and this is no lie, one can per week, and I thought I had a real bad problem. I guess it’s not the amount, just that I was truly addicted.




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  92. Altoids worked for me last night. I had to stop hanging around with the smokers, it’s the nicotine in the air (second-hand smoke) that really gives me a hard time.




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  93. day 2 and it’s hell




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  94. You can do this Bob. 22 days quit is a drop in the bucket compared to how long you used. You didn’t become addicted overnight and you won’t be free overnight. Take it one moment at a time if you have to. You can do this.




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  95. Way to go man




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  96. I had a weak moment, slipped in an “Altoids,” wow, oh yeah, that did it.




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  97. Just went cold turkey of 2 cans of skoal a day for 4 years. I feel like crap




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    • Armando, cold turkey you then can see the urgency. I quit saving all my once chewed tobacco (OBC), for a can. Took that and mixed it with a fresh can so 50% nasty. Chewed those cans saving the now TBC. You can guess 75% double nasty, and now it is clearly obvious willingly putting that crap in my mouth. COLD TURKEY is the best choice.




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  98. Bob I am new to the quit to at just 53 days you can do it hang in there




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  99. Hey fuck them bob!!!! Will they be the ones who die of cancer??? Nope you will. Stay strong buddy you can do this




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  100. 3 weeks, and I’m still going nuts! Some guy said that every day that you remain Dip free, puts you one more day of being quit. I don’t know how much longer I can go. Other people tell me that I should quit quitting, because I’m driving them nuts!




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    • Hang in there Bob – don’t go back now! At this point, you’re totally nicotine free. It WILL get better. Have you joined us on our support forums yet: http://forum.killthecan.org/ – it’s the best place on the web to get support from people who know what you’re going through!




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    • Stay strong guy




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    • 76 Days dip free here and it is finally starting to get a bit better Bob. I suggest reading the “what to expect when quitting” guide often. Pretty much right on target for me. I dream of day 101.




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      • Try smokie mountain. You need a chew in there, but no nicotine. It really helps. I’m 170 days quit but still need smokie mountain.




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        • I am praying that you have not picked the can back up. The date on your post jumped out at me. My girls and I were spending the last night with their dad when you made this post. He lost his life to the effects of smokeless tobacco and oral cancer a little over 9 hours after your post. September 4, 2013 – the date tobacco cans took my very best friend away.




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    • Don’t worry about the other people – drive ’em crazy. You’re on your path that’s for your health and empowerment and they can just deal with it. Plus you’ll be a clearer, healthier, more focused you and that’ll help everybody. DO IT, QUITTER!




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    • 6 days and jonesing after a 30 yr tin a day habit! Might kill the dog and kick the wife or vice versa.




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    • Bob, get yourself to a hypnotist! You can eliminate the withdrawal anxiety in one or two sessions. I’m a hypnotist in FL and my clients are 94% successful in quitting. Don’t delay! You don’t need to suffer.




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    • Vaughan Seton-Bakke

      Hey Bob, 3 weeks is awesome! I had quit for 17 years but I started dating a beautiful woman who chews. It only took that one pinch to get the rush of nicotine. Now with a new family and my health to think about. I just ordered “Jake’s mint chew” for myself and my wife. I wish we could say we had 3 weeks. Be strong! Living without a habit controlling your every awaking move is a wonderful place to be. V




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    • Three weeks hang in there. About six months quit for me BUT a relapse almost had me again. Don’t fall for that Big Tobaccos trick and just use one dip! Guess even I need a little help once a while. Please share a chewing embarrassing moment. Mine. My son spitting like a pro, emulating his dad. Worse grandma got to watch (her concrete porch).




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