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  1. Day 29 Quit with you all
    todays Verse Galatians 5:13 NIV

    You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.




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    • Jack the Hammer

      Very little sleep (3-hours a day) between day 70-110 NIC FREE. Last few nights between days 110-113, 6-hours a night of sleep! GETTING EASIER EVERY DAY!!!




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      • Hey Jack,

        Did you experience sleeplessness early on in the quit too?




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        • Jack the Hammer

          I was tired throughout day with the fog and feeling tired and low motivation between 1 and day 65-70 but I could still sleep at night and get 6-7 hours of sleep in. Around day 70 to day 110 about 3-hours of sleep a night. The last 3-nights about 6-hours of sleep. I chewed for 30+ years and still miss the nic but I will never go back. I wouldn’t have said it 113-days ago but after going through this I really do think it’s harmful to everyone’s health.




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  2. Day 12 for me..almost fell off the wagon, stressful times, wife has been grumpy, son is sick drank a couple beers after doing yard work..very much wanted a chew but I did not give in..and I’m proud of that…onto day 13




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    • Good job. Stressful day and alcohol, but not giving in, that is a huge achievement. Be careful, I know I couldn’t have pushed that line too often. But it is still one of those challenges you have to face eventually (if you like drinking).




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  3. Day 28 quit all day




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  4. Day 27 quit all day




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  5. Greetings all>. Today begins day 3 of not smoking. A good friend recommended this group and I look forward to this journey. Right now all is ok although I think of smokes constantly even while sleeping.




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  6. Day 26 quit all day
    Todays verse is:James 3:17-18 NIV

    But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.




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    • Good job, John. Hang in there. 116 days today. I used to get to around 40 days and cave over the frustration of having all the symptoms of being quit.
      You’ve come along way, and have a longer ways to go.. At 116 days I’m still not out of the woods. Stay the course.




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    • Good job to you, too, Elk!




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  7. So I hit day 40 today. Things are better. Anxiety is a small problem. Still have minor triggers but I am blaming that on Fake Chew. I was not able to shake the fake stuff just yet but I will. RedTrucker is right. I wish I would of just faced my triggers head on with no crutch. I would probably have way less cravings now. Good luck everyone.




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  8. JOHNNY
    Some of us had symptoms so stong,we ended up in the ER.
    Hang in there.




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  9. Day 200. This site really is a blessing. Nicotine isn’t the only bad habit I’m trying to give up. Other websites for my other issues may look more fancy, but they just make things more complicated and easier to get frustrated. But this site, in its simplicity, has been the best tool to help me quit anything. The site design and content are great, but its also the people and the attitudes on here. Thank you to everyone, whether you were posting to just vent or helping someone else. Being about to read about other people’s struggles and hearing suggestions from people that have been where you are gave me the support I needed.




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  10. Day 25 no verse today not at a computer I’m quit all day




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  11. This site has helped me in my battle to quit chewing. Reading other people’s stories and thoughts are motivating and encouraging so I thought I’d share this just in case it might help someone else. It’s not my story (I’m only 10 days in) but the story of my mom. In 2009 my mom quit smoking. She was 57 years old and had smoked for 40+ years. She didn’t have much, she was not a people person, very few friends and was divorced, all she really had was her 3 kids. She quit smoking because she needed a new car, her car would not make the trip up to Idaho from California to see her daughter and granddaughter and the only way she could afford a car was to quit smoking…so she did. No patch,no gum she just told herself she wasn’t going to buy cigarettes anymore because she simply could not afford it. She was successful. She never smoked again, and bought her car. She then ran a discussion group for people trying to quit and inspired multiple people to do the same (I know this because people I’ve never met and that don’t know me told me this in a card after she passed away). She was diagnosed with lung cancer in February 2015 and died in may that year. Her body was too weak for chemo and she never had a chance. She was an inspiration to me and my favorite person, she never had much but she was the best mother and I was proud of her. And I’d like think she’d be proud of me too. So I guess the point of her story would have been, if she can quit, then literally anyone can, and that’s what I decided to do 10 days ago. Take care and good luck!




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  12. I’ve chewed since I was 16 years old, I have tried to quit in the past with no success. Now that I’m married thinking about our future and talking about having kids has really motivated me to try harder to quit this disgusting habit. I’ve been seven days free now with a little help from nicotine gum but anything is better then dip.




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  13. Day 24 I quit all day gonna be out Shrimping again today

    Now for todays Verse:Romans 11:33 NIV

    Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!




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  14. 580 days. Its weird trying to remember exactly what nic felt like. Towards the end i remember how id be woken up in the morning from that nasty ass taste in my mouth(prob gum disease from chewing), id pop in that first dip of the day. I might get a slight rush from it for a min or 2 but the rest of the day id chew just to get by. Idk how many times chewing ruined going to a movie or on a walk because i couldnt go 60-90 min without starting to jones and i hated chewing in public, spitting in a can or all over the ground. By the end of the day id be hating it. It would be burning my gums and lip by then. Right before bed id brush my teeth. Idk how many times id do that then not be able to sleep and have to pop in another one then have to brush again… or my favorite was when id ration out my can to last the day then not be able to fall sleep and end up driving to the store at 11pm or later to buy more. Of course i didnt realize chew was a stimulant so id sometimes be up til 2 and go through another half a can. Whats not to miss?? Guys you dont need it. Not even going into all the benifits ive gained and how much better i feel today if you stop and think about it chew really does not make you feel better. I have to admit i kinda miss those early days of my quit? I know it sounds crazy but when you start feeling those benifits of quitting, when you actually start feeling good. Besides my “normal” life problems usually i always feel good now but in the beginning it was a breath of fresh air, something i hadnt felt since i was a kid. My cracked rib feels like its finally healing and im lifting weights again after having to take 2 weeks off. My Captain America Civil War and Antman movies will be here today and im stoked cant wait to get them(if i were still chewing i wouldnt even give a shit). Watching The Avengers 1+2 this morning waiting for my other movies. I think Ultron said it best, “There are no strings on me.” =D




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    • Thanks for sharing this Tom S. It is nice to see how people feel well after 100. Keep up the good work!!

      Elk




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  15. day 23 I quit and now for
    Todays Verse:Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

    The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”




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  16. Tomorrow at 10:58 it will be 1 week for me. Some of you I’ve noticed have been without for a lot longer than me, how long does it take for the triggers to go away? Or do they ever? Like after a mean, or first thing in the morning, or going for a drive, those are really the only times I’m very tempted to chew. How long should I anticipate that lasting?




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    • Idk i think it depends on the person? Maybe 6 months to a year? The good news is it gets easier to resist them as you go. Once you start feeling the benifits of quitting it will get even easier. Keep in mind those little cravings only last 2-3 min. You spent years or decades creating connections in the brain associating nic with pleasure. Every time you are able to resist an urge you are destroying a connection and your mind is healing. Theres no easy way around it but i guarantee it is worth it. At one week you have no excuse, the nic is out of your system. Its all mental now. You dont want to redo those first 3 days.




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    • For me it was about 60 days. I knew the triggers were going to be a concern for me, so I actively tried to expose myself to them. When I wasn’t having strong cravings, I’d do something that was a trigger for me. This helped me resist and as Tom says, it starts the rewiring process. I’m at day 197, and I still sometimes think about dipping when I am planning a long car trip, 1+ hours. I don’t give in or come close, but mentally its still there because that was my biggest trigger. Sometimes it doesn’t even cross my mind, just depends on the day.




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    • Hey Steve, nice job on getting to a week. It is quite the accomplishment. It probably is different for everyone. I am on day 56 and some of the triggers are going away. I was just telling someone yesterday while I was golfing, that I thought fishing and camping would be less fun, but I thought golf would be less fun too if I couldn’t chew while doing it, and I was wrong there. Someone on this site told me to stop romanticizing it, and I think that helped. “Why is driving easier by putting some plant in your mouth?” that is what he told me.




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      • PT I am right there with you. While it hasn’t been as long, if does take time to rewire your brain. It’s like you have to teach your brain that the things you enjoyed to do with a dip in are still just as fun. It look me a little while to realize it, but I actually feel like I am making progress. 12 days in.




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    • Steve, I quit December 28th and I still want that shit every single day and crave it every day like I just quit…. There you go.
      I think it has messed with my body a lot worse than other people, the withdrawls, still insomnia, my mouth is tense and tight. I dream I’m on the porch with a big fat pinch of Skoal.




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  17. Chewie, there used to be a link on the main page for roll call. not there any longer had a hard time finding it and it appears others are too since there are many less people posting on it than there used to be.




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  18. Day 22 quit all day with all of you and here is
    Todays Bible Verse:Ecclesiastes 11:5 NIV

    As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.




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  19. Day 21 im quit and glad to be I truly hate dip and what it has done to me.
    Todays Verse :Psalm 139:13-14 NIV

    For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.




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  20. On my 4th day after 10 years of chew…the reason I quit is for my 1 year old son…it’s very difficult but I’m trying




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  21. Day 20 quit all day. Todays Verse:Proverbs 31:30 NIV

    Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.




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    • elk slayer, do you hunt?




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    • Way to go Elkslayer! also love that verse, here is one for you! Gal 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.




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  22. Is it just me or is biting in to a Blackberry like an orgasm. I think my taste is back. 34 days down.




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  23. Day 19 I quit all day with all of you. Todays verse Proverbs 31:10, 27-28

    A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:




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    • Day 8. I’m trying. It’s good to see everyone here is with me. I feel crazy sometimes but I am so ready to be done. Keep up the good work everyone.




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  24. Day 18 I’m right here Kevin and I’m quit all day with you. I posted a little later today to see if anyone even noticed that I was posting everyday. I now see that at least one person is noticing. Glad to be quit I hate that shit. Stay strong Kevin were in it for the long haul




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    • Serious question… if no one had noticed, would it have adversely affected your quit? I sincerely hope not.

      While the concept of brotherhood is certainly one of our building blocks, the concept of accountability is right there as well. Not only accountability to one another, but accountability to yourself. Proud to be quit with you today.




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      • Wouldn’t have affected my quit not this time I finally hate that shit. Thank you for your support and being proud to be quit with me that means a lot.




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  25. Chewie, or anyone who can help me: I’ve been dipping skoal original fine cut wintergreen for 4 years now, leaving for Navy boot camp in a few months and need to quit. I’ve tried several kinds of fake chew to help but I simply can’t tolerate the texture of long cut, whether tobacco or herbal snuff. Is there any product out there you know of that replicates fine cut snuff out there?




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  26. Where did elkslayer go? 18 days quit for me today as well. Pretty busy, stressful work week makes for temptation. I’m going to have to head straight to the dentist after all these mint lifesavers.




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    • Hang in there, Kevin. All that stress and temptation will pass. Just weather the storm. 107 days quit today. If I can do it…




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    • I’m right here with ya quit all day on day 18. Thanks for noticing that I’m posting everyday. Posted later than normal because I want to see if anyone noticed I was missing and someone did thanks man means a ton




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  27. Day 192. Ezekiel 23:19-20 (NIV) “Yet she became more and more promiscuous as she recalled the days of her youth, when she was a prostitute in Egypt. There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.”

    “The Christian god can easily be pictured as virtually the same god as the many ancient gods of past civilizations. The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging, three headed beast-like god, one only needs to look at the caliber of people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes: fools and hypocrites.” – Thomas Jefferson




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  28. Day 17 Quit all day Todays Verse Matthew 18:15 NIV

    “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.




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  29. Day 16 all is well and today verse is

    Romans 8:1-2 NIV
    Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.




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  30. Clowns are raining down. Hear the screams of the greasepaint! Danger! Clown puddles. 572 days




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    • Jack the Hammer

      100-days TODAY! I didn’t think in a million years I could ever quit. With everyone’s great advice/stories and to Kill the Can detailed to a TEE on what to expect, Helped a TON! After 33-years of being hooked I will never go back to grizz/cope. I still have a few symptoms but I already feel 100% better now then I did 100-days ago.
      GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE! YOU CAN QUIT TO!




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    • Well atleast a few people have heard of MST3K.




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    • Jack….Congrats… I’m like 5 months….can a day for 30 years… I;m good and do not want it… but what an epic battle…. Good job bud…. I’m with you in spirit




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  31. Hi I’m 32 years old been dipping since I was 12. I was using 1.5 cans of skoal per day it’s only been 24 hrs but I feel good, have some SMC to help.




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  32. Day 15 im quit all day with all of you.




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  33. Kevin Loveland

    Hey all, my name is Kevin. I have been dippibg since i was 15 and i am 24 now. I need to stop dipping so i can live a better life, i have a 1 year old baby boy and i dont want him to see me doin it. Its bugs the hell out of my wife. Whats some help i can get. I just ordered Jake’s mint chew in hopes of helping




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    • You’re in the right place Kevin! Congrats on a great decision. If you haven’t yet, head on over to our forums where we’ve got over 30,000 members who know what you’re going through cause we’ve all been there! http://forum.killthecan.org/




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    • Hey Kevin, I started when I was 17 and just quit 48 days ago. I think there are two keys. You actually have to want to quit. Maybe having your son will be what actually makes you want to quit. The other is to have some gum (not nicotine gum) or fake chew around when you start feeling like you want to put one in. You’ll hear this alot, but if I can do it, literally anyone can do it.




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      • Kevin Loveland

        Thanks, I really do want to quit getting my Jake’s mint chew here in on Wednesday so I think that’ll be a really big help for me I’ve tried doing the gum but I’m just not a gum person and tried sunflower seeds and that got really expensive I’ve went from about a can to can and half a day too I can a month




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      • PT is absolutely right. Day #9 for me. I dipped regularly for just about 10 years. Triggers will be everywhere, and you’ll need to power through them. But I’ve come to the realization that you have to set goals in the “Quit Game”. I never thought I’d be able to cold turkey the stuff. But I did, and I am. You have to get mad at it. Realize it was killing you. How fucked up is that? We knowingly and willingly were ingesting something that we knew, for a 100% fact, that if continued, would eventually result in health complications for us. Either sooner or later. Either visible, or non visible. Mental, or physical. Or, just maybe, all of them and quicker than you planned. That’s the level of pissed off frustration towards the original decision to start the stuff you need to make, to make quitting a reality for you. I’ll tell you, if I wouldn’t have gotten to this level, personally, I wouldn’t have stopped dipping and I would still be wasting precious time given to me to fulfill my duties as an individual on this planet (whatever you believe those are). My best advice, like anything else worth doing in life, base your decision on something bigger than yourself. Because frankly, our decision to start in the first place was selfish. I hope this finds you well




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  34. I will NOT sacrifice my coffee because of some stupid trigger for gods sake.




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  35. Day 14 shrimping went well yesterday everyone have a great day.




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    • Todays verse: Colossians 4:5-6 NIV

      Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.




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  36. Day 49 and for the last 3 or 4 days I feel absolutely bloated and full all the time- hope this goes away soon!




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  37. Day 13 feeling great I will be going to get some SHRIMP today. Todays Verse:
    James 5:16 NIV

    Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

    I have confessed my sins and I pray for each of you on here daily just for the site because it helps in some many way.

    Elk.




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  38. Day 12 feeling great not a single craving today and I am so glad. Makes it easier for sure. I quit with all of you today. Todays Verse:Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    Elk




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  39. Day 2 quit, (almost 42 hours now) after slowly weening back over the past few months. Actually doing great so far. No actual withdraw symptoms at all. Just very mild mental triggers. I’m pretty pumped at this point. Spent months psyching myself up, preparing for this. Never thought it’d be this easy. Trying not to jump the gun or get ahead of myself, but I’m pretty confident that I’m quit for good. Never thought I’d say that.




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    • Head over to the Quit groups and fund August 2017 group. We’d love to have another person to quit with. Also there lies the expectation for you to post roll every morning and commit to 24 hours at a time…each day…accountability. Hope to see you there.




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  40. Me to RANDY
    I had two big anxiety attacks just before 90 days.I’m talking about attacks,heart pounding can’t catch your breath arms and legs tingling.I had anxiety to that lasted for months but that’s a different thing altogether.They say anxiety doesn’t kill you and they’re right,but anxiety attacks leave a mark.




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    • Thanks Steve. Not horrendous just annoyingly miserable. Definite funk that has been hanging around for 3 days. Hope it starts subsiding soon




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  41. 568 days today…. well i passed the test of all tests over the weekend. I doubt anyone wants to hear the entire story but after being attacked and hit with a club then disarming my attacker without hitting him once then running home and calling 911 then being arrested myself then having the pos cop threatening me all the way to the jail about making up false charges and continuing to threaten and harrass me after i said i just wanted to talk to my lawyer. After 3-4 hours in jail before they finally processed my bail… that was the closest ive come to just going out and getting a can since i quit. The one thing that stopped me is chew will not make anything better, in fact i have no doubt if i had screwed up i would be feeling even more stressed out now. I would probably still be chewing but the initial rush i would have gotten the first day would be gone and it would only be adding to my stress. Im obviously still alittle upset and wanting to speak to my attorney asap because i am ready to go to trial now. Too many details to go into but my attackers own statement screwed himself like admitting he hit me and i never hit him+ much more. Sorry for venting.




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  42. So I went to the restroom today and on my way there I walked by 3-4 dips that people have spit out and then there was one spit into a urinal, I thought to myself how disgusting!!! Then thought to my self that I have been that person doing that in the past. During these thoughts I realized one big reason why I have failed all the time besides being weak I DIDNT HATE IT. I found my self completely hating dip tonight and I have never really hated it and maybe that is what I needed to do was just hate it. I just wanted to share that thought because I just felt that I needed to. Everyone have a great quit day today!!

    Elk




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  43. Day 11 I’m quit with all of you all day! Todays verse:

    2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV
    if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.




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  44. Day 532 of no Copenhagen after 1.5 cans a day for 39 years.




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    • Amy anxiety issues around day 100? I’m struggling with panic attacks.. Chewed for 38 yesrs




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      • Yep… day 100 or so I had another round of bad withdrawal / anxiety. Luckily it passed pretty quickly.




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      • I’m right there with you. See my post below; but yeah, I still get a little anxiety and out bursts of anger from time to time.. In spite of the craving, anxiety, and nic fits, I really do not feel any temptation. Temptation, or lack thereof, is the key component….at least for me.

        Quitting is something you actively do, and not something that passively happens.

        I quit with all of you today.




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    • chris schilling

      Hello Edge my name is Chris and I could really use your help, i have finally come across someone who has dipped Cohenhagen for so much and for so long. I have done it religiously for 20 years at around 2 cans a day, i am talking having it shoved in my mouth from one side to the other, its that bad!! I tried quitting cold turkey but the fog was so bad on only the first day and i am trying not to use nicotine gum because I didn’t want to add any more uneccessary nicotine into my system and the gum just made me want to chew more!! Did you have to ween off of the Copendemon, as I call it, before you made your quit? You seem like you could be my much needed partner in this!!




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  45. Day 100.




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    • Good SKEDADDLE congrats.




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    • Congratulations. Keep strong because the struggle isn’t over. I started feeling normal after 120 days. I’m at 185 now and I just had my first dip dream in the last 2 months last night. So things keep coming up, stay strong.




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      • I know what you mean, and knowing that I’m still a ways away from being over it sets up reasonable expectations. It used to be I’d get frustrated after about 30 to 60 days because I had expected the urges to be over and I would cave. Days 70 to 80 I had cravings, and I’ve been pissed off since Sunday for really no reason.




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  46. day 10 I quit with all of you today!! Thank you for those showing support to me on this front page again it helps me a ton take it or leave it. Also thank you to those that are occasionally giving me a tongue lashing I know it is deserved and it show just how much you really care about people even though you don’t say it. Now for todays verse:
    Romans 12:12 NIV
    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.




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    • Morning Elkslayer
      Are your symptoms the same and as strong every time you started over?




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      • Honestly they seem to be stronger at the beginning and then after day three they get easier much faster than the first time. Don’t know why. You go through the same horrible crap each time so don’t cave just keep going through the suck. I feel really good right now. Thanks for asking and thanks for the support




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  47. Hey all, I’m currently several hours into my quit. I’ve been cutting down to one lip a day and finally decided that it’s time free myself from nicotine devil. Today, may the 3rd, will be my official quit date. After lurking for a while, I created an account an looking for a quit group. However when I hit the quit group link in the forum the page shows up blank. Any chance I could get some help




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  48. CHEWIE… Jake’s Mint Chew has just put out pouches for 3 of the flavors. I haven’t got my hands on the tins yet due to high demand. Wanted to let you know for your reviews. Sure you can get your hand on them faster than me.

    Thanks again for all you do here on this site. 3 years nic free from a 24 year Copenhagen Snuff habit.




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    • Yessir! Review here: https://www.killthecan.org/jakes-mint-chew-pouches-review/

      Thanks for the kind words – looking forward to what you think about them!




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      • Hi Chewie,

        Why this Dislike button?
        During this stage, all we need is support. Even a single dislike can cause people to lose the faith they put in this forum.

        Please re-think.




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      • Guess I should have looked further before leaping into the message LOL! Now, honestly, I truly think TeaZa puts out the best pouch. How are Jake’s in comparison?




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        • Honestly, they’re tough to compare. All of the Jake’s products (including the pouches) are made from mint so regardless of flavor they all have “minty” undertones. Teaza are tea based products so they’ve got “tea” tastes. I think if I had to choose one I’d go with Teaza as I love all of their products / flavors but Jake’s have definitely done their homework and put out a good product. I’d say it probably comes down to personal taste / preference.




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  49. Day 9 quit all day with you all. Today verse:

    John 5:14-15 NIV
    This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.




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    • you dip, love god and your name is Elkslayer?! your my new mentor. I’m Mark and I’m on day 6 and i love to elk hunt.




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      • LOL well I wouldn’t call me a mentor just yet. Im not on the forum and I am not going to put my digits on here. I support you Mark keep up the quit and for god sake listen to what these VETS have to say I wish I would have. No advice from me except be honest to yourself and these folks on this site. Keep it up

        Elk




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  50. Elkslayer, you kill me. I quit in April 2016, you caved. I supported you in August 2016, you caved. Against my better judgement I supported you again in March 2017, you caved. I’m sorry but this is like baseball here with me. Three strikes and your out!!! And to add insult I traded numbers with you. You acted like you wanted no messages from me and I never received any support from you. I didn’t realize you had another attempt to quit with a different ID until after they banned you for it. I think highly of KTC. It has worked for me and I have embraced the system. I hope they do not allow you back in because it would totally change my opinion of the site and make me rethink staying long term.




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    • Elkslayer, the fact that you are in here giving advice slays me. This is a place for serious quit.




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      • Bill I was just putting comment on here it was an opinion. Everyone can take it or leave it. Also I know it is hard to believe I am quit and I’m serious thanks for comment I check each day for an ass chewing or just a reminder of what a piece of shit I was to all of my groups. I get it and I need the lashing. Have a great day being quit!!




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    • I understand your anger and I understand the three strikes. I was never good with phone number thing at all. You did support me all of those times and I failed. I get it. Thank you for being honest on here and at least responding. I am truly quit here and I know no one believes that. I hope I at least get to continue to post my days on this part believe it or not it helps me. Have a great day and thank you for letting me have it. I definitely deserve it. Oh and thanks for all your support in the past.

      Elk




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    • Good morning. My husband quit chewing tobacco 66 days ago. He has been doing such a great job. But the last few days he keeps telling me he has a strong urge just to buy a can. I’m trying to support him the best that I can and encourage him not to but I’m not sure that I am helping him. Does anyone have any ideas how to curb the cravings? I really want to help him and he’s doing such a great job any help is appreciated.




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      • Quitting is a conscious decision we all have to make every day. This is why everyone supports each other by saying “I quit with you TODAY”. Unfortunately there is no magic beans to make the cravings go away. When the cravings/desire creeps in (and they do), he needs to grin and bear it like the rest of us. If we would have never started we wouldnt have to deal with it now.




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  51. Our age is usually the biggest factor in recovery time.




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  52. Dipped between 1-1,5 cans per day for 18 years — Finally quit 4/25/2017. Tried posting but not sure where it went. Great to read other’s and their journeys. It hasn’t been all that tough. I’m not sure why — I’ve tried in the past and failed miserably. This time, failure isn’t an option. Currently using Jakes Straight Mint Chew, I’ve ordered some Smokey Mountain samples to see if anything tastes better….also Bigs sunflower seeds between fake dips…and an occasional Nicorette 4mg although they make me a tad dizzy.




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    • You had me right up until the 4mg Nicorette. That’s crushing your recovery as it’s giving you the nicotine your body is craving. Cut that out and you’re on your way!




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      • Thanks for response. Yeah I’m finding out that Nicorette is an unacceptable crutch. This, fortunately, wont be hard for me because I HAVE used it but not out of desperation. And it makes me dizzy anyway. So I will quit that, would like to join a new group but am having trouble figuring out how. can anyone help with that? and since I used the Nicorette today I will go with tomorrow as a quite date.




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  53. Day 70. I quit with all you today.




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  54. Day 8 im quit all day with all of you. Todays Verse:

    Hebrews 11:6 NIV
    And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.




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    • We’re quiting tabbacco and saving our souls at the same time.I beleave we’re ahead of the smokers.Amen.




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  55. So this is day 22 for me after about 30 years of Hagen. I woke up this morning thinking about chew. I have been using Fake Chew for the last week like crazy. the first week I used nothing but maybe some jerky/food. The last few days have pretty much felt like the first week to me. Anyway, something I just don’t understand is the triggers/cravings. I also don’t understand why more of you don’t analyze a little better. Is it that it’s because there is to much going on? I know it’s hard but why can’t we have a place on the forum to analyze the quit to a damn science.

    This has crossed my mind and is just a theory. Quitting cold turkey without crutches ie: nic gum, fake chew, sunflower seeds, regular gum, candy, food… Is the quickest way to get over your cravings. I feel the use of the above items only prolongs the cravings and triggers. In that order too…. Using fake chew makes your quit last longer. Please tell me I am wrong, and tell me why I am wrong.

    I think maybe some polling on the site or in the forum would be cool we could poll the 10 – 20’s or the 20 – 30’s and get to some deeper answers to this addiction and how to help it. Btw I am in now way saying what is being done now is inadequate I just look for better info than what I have seen.




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    • John – I’m on day 186. When I quit I made a decision to not use fake chew, seed, candy, etc. My thought was that I needed to break the oral fixation habit as well. I know most people utilize fake chew with great success but it scared me. Minus the nicotine, the actions of fake chew are the same (packing a can, packing a lip, spitting in a bottle, etc) and for me it felt like it would be to easy to re-lapse. I went completely cold turkey and after the 1st couple weeks i have felt great since.




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      • I’m well inside a couple of weeks. I guess I have more energy but I’m somewhat in good shape. I think I should do away with the fake chew. I think It only makes it worse. Thanks for the response.




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    • Hey John. I’m on day 108 of my quit and I’ve utilized the fake dip since day 2. The first 3 weeks of my quit I couldnt stop filling my lip with smokey mountain. But slowly I’ve been cutting off, now at 2 fake dips a day. Sure people say that it just keeps the oral fixation going and doesn’t fix the problem but I don’t feel the slightest urge for a fake dip. The only time I use is when I really need it. My friend and I quit on the same day with the fake stuff. After a month he figured he could do it on his own without smokey mountain or any type of crutch. 2 weeks later he caved. IMO use the fake stuff when it’s absolutely needed, the nic bitch is out to get us all.




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      • See Colton I feel like i crave the whole action of grabbing the can opening and using what ever is inside. I don’t think of weather it’s real or not once i’m using it. But JustAPinch said he feels great after only a couple weeks Cold Turkey. I know we are all different but I think Im going to stop the Fake stuff and report back.




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    • Early 30s, quit 183 days. Dipped for about 13 years. I attempted those aids that you listed several times in the past. They only lasted a few weeks at best for me. Every time I would run out of those “aids” I still had cravings and going to the convenience store for the real thing was so much easier. I went cold turkey this time and it worked. I was also consciously was trying to beat my oral fixation because I knew that was a related issue to using nicotine. I started with chewing on ginseng root to help with the fatigue, then I switched to chewing on cinnamon sticks, due to price. Now for about the last 2 months, so 4 months after the quit I don’t need anything. Also around that time was when I stopped having the “Dip Dreams” and everything felt like it went back to normal. I’m even starting to lose the weight that I gained from stress eating while quitting.

      As for triggers, I intentionally exposed myself to triggers when I was in a strong mental state. I would go for a drive or watch a movie, things that I always had to dip with, when I knew I wouldn’t be weak to giving in. This helped me re-program my triggers, to show that I didn’t need nicotine to do these activities.




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      • Dude everything you said makes so much sense to me. I’m throwing out the Smokey Mountain right now. My main triggers are morning/work/and eating so I have already been working on those accept for working where i would use the Smokey Mountain the most. Thanks REDTRUCKER.




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        • I have read everything being talked about with the fake stuff. I personally feel that fake chew is the worst route a quitter can take and my reason is this. You all know that I have caved several times and of course I had multiple accounts( the accounts part is beside the point here in my opinion). everyone of my caves I would by the fake stuff and that would make me want the real stuff and that what ended up happening each time. I have never let anyone know this and now I am. Maybe its just me who knows, all I know is I am not going to even touch the fake chew anymore. I use Ice Breaker mints and Black pepper seeds and that I what keeps me quit each day.




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          • Appreciate your insight. For me, fake snuff was a life (and quit) saver. I never would have gotten through without it. That said, it affects each quitter differently so if it drives you toward the real can it should definitely be taken off the table as a quit tool.




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  56. Day 7 I am quit and glad to be I quit with everyone on this site. Here is todays verse:

    Ephesians 4:15 NIV
    Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.




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  57. Day 430 I am quit today. Join the site, it will change your life.




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  58. Day 6 I Quit all day today that’s a promise and now for today Verse:

    Job 19:25 NIV
    I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.




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  59. Day 5 I quit all day promise!!

    Todays Verse Philippians 2:5-8 NIV
    In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!




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  60. Day36, feeling good, less craves. Biopsy done for small cyst on tonsil, everything is alright. Now wants to see dentist who can do primary screening of my mouth (just for safety and feeling better)

    First target – today, stay quit
    Second target – 30 days (achieved!)
    Third – 50 days
    Fourth – 60 days
    Fifth – 75 days
    Sixth – 90 days
    Seventh – 100 days




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  61. Im 22 days dip free any suggestions to help with the cravings




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  62. Day 4 I quit today I promise and I also want to say thank you to those who have reached out to me to show me support it is much appreciated. Also thank you for letting comment on the front page. I am keeping a daily log of how I feel each day and I hope someday I will be able to share it on KTC. IM IN IT TO QUIT.




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  63. Day 125 quit, feel great and have saved over 500 bucks,




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  64. Day 463 for me. I just joined as a member but reading kill the can comments and people’s stories helped me quit. The day I quit was the day before I got my wisdom teeth out and I stumbled across this site a couple days later after googling how long I should wait before I chewed after having them pulled. There was a comment that said quit while you have the chance and it struck a nerve. I had tried to quit in the past and always ended up caving thinking I’d just have one every once and awhile and a week later was chewing non stop again. Skoal wintergreen xtra was my flavor of choice and I’d spit one out and throw in another. I am still using smokey mountain wintergreen as a crutch but I’m finally free of the addiction that once controlled me for 18 years. So thank you guys for commenting and sharing your stories. You never know which one might strike a nerve. And if you haven’t quit and are waiting for your chance, make today the day you set yourself free.




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  65. On Day 33 here – posted roll for 4 weeks straight in July 2017. Was wondering if anyone knew of a similar site to assist smokers in their quit? My brother has been a smoker for 15 years and thinks that “vaping” is a healthy alternative to cigs. I looked online and saw that most sites commend people for using the patch/nic gum. It’s a joke. The reason KTC is great is that it is unapologetic. Are there any sites exactly like this one for cig smokers? Ya know, one that accepts cold turkey as the only option rather than weening off? I saw someone congratulating another person for saying they were going to quit tomorrow. Seriously? Is there any other site for cig smokers that holds people as accountable as KTC? Although I doubt it, any suggestion would be appreciated. Quit with all members of KTC today.




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    • Wolf, the short answer is no. There is one other website I am aware of that only accepts cold turkey quitters, but no group out there I am aware of that has the same level of accountability that KTC has – which IMO is its special sauce. I left a group after the members told someone it was okay that they caved and maybe they should try again when they were ready. What the…? Talk about throwing an addict a bone! I knew I needed to be somewhere where if I caved, folks would NOT be coddling my junky ass. I posted roll on KTC that day and am forever grateful that the quitters of KTC let this ex-smoker join their ranks. Tell your brother we were not meant to coat our lungs in oil, to stop being a slave to nicotine and post a day 1 in KTC.




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    • I would say its all the same, its just how you look at it. I started smoking when i was 13. Did that for almost 20 years then About 10 years ago i quit smoking and started chewing because i thought chew would be easier to quit…Wrong! lol!! Idk about holding accountable, you need to hold yourself accountable. You have to want it, nobody can do it for you. if your brother isnt ready to quit your not going to make him, all you can do is show him how and the benifits you’ve gained from quitting. Ive said this over and over but quitting nic is prob the best thing i could have done. My biggest regret is i didnt quit 10+ years ago when i first started toying with the idea. I could have really been enjoying life that whole time but i have to remind myself how greatful i am for finally being able to quit in the first place. My life has changed so much for the better in the last 1.5 years. Once you start noticing the benifits of quitting it starts getting easier. Started jogging a few weeks ago. Its crazy how my endurance is already going up, im not totally out of breath. These last few days ive caught some kind of bug that has been kicking my ass so i havnt been jogging but hopfully this weekend i will be again. Anyway grats on your 33 days, at this point you have no excuse to relapse, the shts out of your system and its all in your head now but it sounds like you got it.




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    • Thank You for your thoughtful responses. I agree that to truly be quit you have to be ready and you have to want it. No one can force you to quit – it has to be on you. Also, I appreciate that some of the KTC users are former smokers. I will show my brother the site and hope he finds the courage to quit with KTC. He was a chewer for a couple of years but cigs have always been his thing. Cancer sticks or cancer dirt – I hate it and I hope he joins us in our Quit. I quit with Flip, Tom, and all of KTC.




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  66. Day 3 I quit all day




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  67. im tryin very hard not to cave in to tobacco my first day almost the end of day one




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  68. Today is my third day quit. I am so happy.




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    • keep it up you can do it




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    • Day 92. It’s a tough road ahead, but understand and believe that you can overcome every obstcal and endure every challenge you will face. And you will undoubtedly encounter them. When they do come, stay the course, and before you know it your first day quit may as well have bee a lifetime ago.

      I quit with you today.




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      • Congrats on hitting day 92 SKEDADDLE!




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        • Bob,

          You and I will likely never meet, and the same can be said for every quitter here. And yet I feel a brotherhood, a kinship, and a bond with all KTC participants. I’m humbled by your support, and inspired by your stories. For those on day one, my hand is extended while the other is grasped firmly by one who has endured longer. I’m not proud, and my strength is not my own. Rather it is lent to me by any who has some to spare. Soon perhaps I’ll have more than I need and can freely give to a brother or sister. Kill the can, so we may live.

          I quit with all of you today.




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  69. This is my first time using this site, I have not realized how long that I thought I was dipping as a hobby but now it has been regular. My wife thinks that I quit a while back but I still do it at work or behind her back. Several years ago I quit and developed anxiety from it which caused me not to be able to sleep at night and shaking during the day. I have been doing it at work because it is like a cup of coffee in the morning and keeps me running. I went on a guys wkd trip and chewed every chance that I could. I have a sore lip and out of spit.

    I think this is a good time to take the leap again to quit even though I am worried about the anxiety again and the fact that it is fun to sneak around when doing.

    My plan is to limit myself to one dip per day at work for this week, then next week try the non-nicotine pouches for the flavor and habit.

    I realize that people probably write on here all the time with false promises but the fact that I am writing on this page means that I am serious. My daughter who is two started to mimic my spitting which I took as a sign that this habit needs to go.

    Wish me luck, I think talking about this process will help.




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    • Ryan, Best of luck. You had your moment of clarity, now you need to own up to it. Tell your wife. I don’t think you can do it without her knowing what you are going through. Its easy to hide the dipping, but you can’t hide the withdrawals. It the self-compromising during the withdrawal period that kills most people. I don’t know you, but from what you’ve shared, you are a prime candidate to give in because its easier than facing the real problem. You will need the support and understanding from those around you for the first week for sure, if not the first 100 days.




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      • Thanks, I am feeling good. self control is everything. I is awesome to see others on here and I think it will help. Luckily I do not have people that do it in front of me since it is so easy to just bum off someone.




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    • I’m here with ya man. My little girl has started spitting in the yard like her daddy. Day 3!




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  70. Im 20 days nicotine free havent touched a can of snuff never will ever again. Im feeling better more energy. Keep it up guys we can do it




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  71. You have got to be kidding me. This is rich, just rich. You come back here after creating multiple accounts, caving multiple times, being banned and you think we’re just going to be Quit with you? Not on your life. There is no accountability in you, and I offered you brotherhood and you threw it in my face.

    You are an example of what NOT to do on this site.




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  72. day one: so far 5 hours tobacco free




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  73. Day 2. I’ve tried quitting multiple times. This time is for real. I’ve been chewing on sunflower seeds all day.




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  74. Day 100! It’s been a tough ride but totaly worth it. Keep on going guys!




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    • Day 414 and everyday is a bit easier but still have to battle the demons daily. But the good news is that I have learned how to battle – I just shut them off. LOL Good luck with everyone and keep your head straight.




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  75. Hi all, day 71 over here. I’m 22 years old and approaching big boy status and wanted to get my mind and body right for the real world. Let me tell everyone who’s early in their quit that this will probably be the hardest experience of your entire life. But with each day you make a little progress, you get a little better in some aspect. I’ve finally been starting to see the light at the tunnel in some areas. I still experience some anxiety attacks and minor mood swings but they are not even comparable to earlier in the quit. Keep on fighting every day, this is something you will never regret.




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  76. 555 days today. Sometimes i think i take it for granted that i was actually able to quit using nicotine. I never have urges to use. I go days sometimes without even remembering it. Sometimes it really hits me though like when i see these people of all ages and classes hanging out outside of these stores or businesses smoking. How tobacco totally rules their lives. I remember the rollercoaster, the constant up and down of using tobacco and having to have those nic breaks every hour to function. How was I of all people able to break free? My life is 100% better/different today but when i used tobacco theres no way i could have really understood what a difference quitting would make. All of you early in your quits keep up the good fight, i promiss it is worth it. Nicotine will not make you feel better.




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    • Well said, Tom. I think your last sentence is so true. Nicotine will not make you feel better. It will make your heart race, your gums sore, your teeth discolored, and your mind captive. It will not make you feel better.




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    • Thank you for the motivation. I’m on day 5 of quitting after 13 years and it is a lot rougher then I thought it would be. All of these messages help keep me motivated. I just want the fog, aniexty, and depressing feelings to pass. Thanks again




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      • Well if i can do it you can make it. You have to want it. Theres no way to get around the rough part. Your brain is hard wired to associate nicotine with pleasure, You spent years creating those connections. Every time you fight off an urge you are destroying one of those connections and healing. Theres no easy way around it but just keep this in mind, it does get easier as you go and at 5 days the nic is out of your system. You dont want to do those first 3 days again. Nicotine wont make you feel better. You might get a short rush or at this point make you sick but within a day that feeling will be gone and youll be right back where you started….not worth it. I remember before i quit all it did was make me feel normal so i could tolerate life in between chews. Now im lifting weights, just started jogging, i enjoy life without it. So much has changed. Spent the weekend sunbathing enjoying what little sun we’ve gotten so far. Its funny when i used to use nic i couldnt stand the heat. Idk if it was the nic in my system or poss because i would drink a soda after every chew anything over 74 degrees i was sweating like a sickly sticky sweat. It made it hell sleeping. Sorry dont mean to rant but so much has changed in the last 1.5 year. Stick with it, i swear it is worth it. Once you start feeling the benefits you will start gaining motivation to do more in life and change things so dont get stressed out about that, it will come. Anyway best of luck. You do not need that sht in your life, it will not help.




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  77. To everyone who reads the front page. I want to apologize to everyone who has supported me in the past and I want to give a big thank you for supporting while and when you did. What I did was chicken shit and rude. I know I will never be able to use this site and that does suck, I get it though. I want to say thank you to the few who have stayed in contact with me after all of this no names will be mentioned. I guess I will not post on here anymore and I will find a way. To all newcomers don’t do what I did fess up if you mess up this is a good site and if you use it correctly you will be quit. Once again I’m sorry for what I have done this is the least I can do is apologize. Take care everyone and God bless you all




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    • By the way I truly do means this.




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    • The L was me elk I accidentally hit post before I got my name in there.




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    • Elk I’m throwing you out a life line here by asking for your digits so please don’t ignore me again. I want you to text me your roll! Could it eventually get you back on here? Who knows? Time can heal a lot of wounds, but you need to be focusing on yourself and getting quit. This is a life or death situation… that’s why everyone’s scared to trust you because you could be messing with their life. Please just email me your digits, text me your roll, and we’ll go from there. I’m not going to reach out again so please contact me!




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  78. QUITTER here in need of help Ktc won’t allow me back. This isn’t support

    Elk




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    • I’ve let you comment here, against my better judgement, even though you were banned from the forums. What I won’t allow you to do is paint half a picture. You are correct… you are not welcome on the forums and I explained why. Please don’t suggest that there’s anything “unfair” going on. We supported you for as long as you allowed us. Until you proved there was no accountability or honesty there. Sorry it’s come to this.




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    • Support isn’t a one way street! You got ALL the support you could ever have wanted, and you chose to spit in our faces. You lied to us all.

      KTC would have accepted you back with open arms had you been grown up enough to own up to your cave, but instead, you decided to lie. Your story is well known. No, you’re not getting support anymore. I was part of your December quit group, I supported you EVERY SINGLE DAY. And what did you do? You shit on us all. Do NOT come on here trying to slander this site, that has helped save my life, along with many, many others.

      Honesty is not that hard of a concept.

      Gas




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  79. Why can’t I just chat I’m doing nothing wrong expect wanting more help and being honest about what I did. I know there has been worse! I just want to make this work. Has anyone ever made a mistake, were you forgiven for that mistake. I’m just asking for forgiveness that not that much.




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    • Our site, and specifically our forums, runs on honesty and accountability. Without accountability, both to yourself and to your brothers, this doesn’t work.

      We have a few rules… very few in fact. We let a TON slide. There’s a couple of things though that we don’t let slide. Lying on roll (using while posting clean) or purposefully hiding who you are. That last one speaks to accountability… and there’s your answer.




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      • I get it I truly do. I have admitted to what I did and I’m trying to return . Sounds like there will be no chance in hell. Okay thanks for responding.




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    • Elk email me your digits. Swishry10@aol.com




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