The Top 100 Benefits of Quitting Dip

Top 100 BenefitsLooking for a good reason to quit dipping?  Here’s the top 100!

  1. Less likely to be thought of as someone who might marry their own cousin.
  2. No longer have people wonder if you got a fat lip from runnin’ your mouth.
  3. No more fingers tips that smell like…well you know that smell.
  4. No more goin’ to different convience store so the clerks don’t keep track of how much chew your using.
  5. No more bottles or cans with brown stains running down the sides.
  6. No more weird moments where you can’t spit…but need to, and at that moment someone needs to talk to you so you tilt your head back a little so as not to “spill” your own spit while you try to talk.
  7. No more stinky cans in my truck, that spill over when you are in a hurry.
  8. No more havn’ to tell the clerk, “No not the damn long cut or the fruity what ever…I want the copenhagen regular.”
  9. No more lying to my wife about the 2 hour shit I claimed to have taken
  10. No more watching my kids play on the floor where I just shitdipped half my chew on the way to my mouth
  11. No more inexplicable trips to the store while you’re actually driving to nowhere having a dip
  12. No more poopin’ in public hotel bathrooms because you don’t want the wife to know what you’re doing in your room bathroom
  13. No more panic attacks at airport metal detectors because you can’t remember if you have a can in your coat
  14. Extra $$$ each day for healthy snacks like mint M&M’s by the pound, cheesy poofs and ho ho’s.
  15. Buy a 20 oz bottle of Pop just to dump it out so you will have a spit cup for the road.
  16. Drinking your own spit.
  17. Having your lip be so raw from dipping all day but knowing you need one more before bedtime. That last pain dip of the day.
  18. Wanting to eat something just so you can put a dip in afterwards.
  19. Spilling half a can of fresh dip on the floor and being more mad because you have to go buy another can than cleaning up the floor.
  20. Digging for change all over the house and car to have enough money to buy a can.
  21. Having to go up to a good looking clerk at the store and ask for a can of lip turd.
  22. Waking up in the morning and finding your can of dip dumped on the floor. You left it out the night before in the TV room and your kids decided to play with it the next morning.
  23. Staying up late at night so you can dip by yourself in peace. (Then see # 22).
  24. No more having to go to a 2nd c-store on the way to work because the clerk at the first one was a hot chick/dude
  25. No more having to go to a 2nd c-store on the way to work because you saw someone you knew at the first one.
  26. No more acting tired or making fake excuses wherever you are just so you can leave and stuff your face.
  27. No more scanning the bathroom floor and sink for “black specks” that might give you away.
  28. When you trim your finger nails you don’t have to worry about leaving one thumb nail a little longer anymore.
  29. You don’t have to worry about “peppering” whatever’s in front of you if you unexpectedly sneeze.
  30. Don’t have to clean spilled spitter juice out of the carpet anymore.
  31. No more lectures from the Dentist.
  32. No more quit for a day or 2 before dentist appt., just to dip right after teeth clean
  33. No more wondering if the wife/husband actually believes it takes you 5 minutes to wash your hands after going to the bathroom.
  34. Putting a credit card in your pocket over your can as to hide your can from bulging from your pants.
  35. No more wondering if the dog thinks you’re a dumbass when he gives you that tilted head “what are you doing dumbass?” look.
  36. Don’t have to find excuse to go to bathroom to spit out chew when wife becomes “amorous” while watching TV.
  37. No spit leaking thru those wax-coated McDonald’s cups after a few hours.
  38. Cleaning lady at work not grossed out anymore by emptying your office wastebasket.
  39. No more chew kernels messing up your mouse wheel and keyboard
  40. No more timing the stop lights or stopping a block away from your house so you have time to check your teeth in the mirror and use the pocketknife to remove any grains
  41. No more recycling your dip back into the can because you’re running low and trying to ration every grain
  42. No more throwing in a dip and then discovering that the only spitter you have is the one under your car seat that has been baking in the 100 degree heat for the past month and smells like rotten ass.
  43. No more having your daughter tell someone that daddy does “shoeee”
  44. No more spitting out your chew in the urinal at work, and have it land on the urinal cake so it won’t flush down.
  45. No more questions from wife when she unclogs the bathroom sink, and a 1/2 lb of chew particles come up from the drain trap.
  46. No more spilling 1/2 a can in your lap while driving, and driving the rest of the way home with your ass 2″ above the seat to keep from staining your pants.
  47. No more going to the bathroom sink and looking at the inside of your mouth for 5 minutes to try to find the first cancer spot.
  48. Leaving your can in your pants and having them washed and having your clothes stained. Redo and lose that can.
  49. No more accidently inhaling some fine cut while taking and chew and then chocking on it so hard that you cough and fart at the same time.
  50. No more wiping the fromundacheese from your stank ass fingers onto the carpeting below the seat of your vehicle.
  51. No more putting in your contact lens (while your are out someplace where hand washing is not an option) with your nasty dip fingers of fire !
  52. No more falling asleep with a dip in and getting a dark brown sleep drool stain on your wife’s brand new sheets.
  53. No more swallowing mouthfuls of tobacco juice, because your 70 year old blabbermouth neighbor won’t shut up, and you don’t want to spit in front of her.
  54. No more FAKE declarations about quitting when the price gets up to $3.00, or $4.00, or $5.00, etc…like we could quit if the price got too high.
  55. See # 9, when conducting said clandestine event, no more bad aiming and accidently spitting on your nutsack!
  56. No more looking for the dead mouse in the wall only to discover it’s a nasty ass toon growing fungus behind the computer monitor.
  57. No more embarassment when a client get’s it your car to go to lunch, and you forgot to hide you spit (see through) bottle that is 2/3rd’s full.
  58. No more taking the long way home, slowing down so the traffic light will turn red or stopping in parking lots just to finish that dip.
  59. Your kids want have to tell their friends that thier Dad dips
  60. No more throwing your body backwards when your spit didn’t come out perfect and you have that stringer attached to your bottom lip.
  61. No more having to lie when people ask, “so how much of that shit do you use a day anyway” and we would say, “oh, i dont know, i dont realy keep track of it.”
  62. No exactly a “no more” but, having to wonder about if the little skin flap thinger in your lower lip, will it grow back or not?
  63. No more engaging in a conversation with a non dipper and (being unable to spit or swallow) having your head start leaning back as your mouth gradually fills with brown saliva all while acting interested in the conversation only to launch a gallon of shit behind the nearsest tree after making an emergency departure from said conversation.
  64. No more wondering if your the only dipper out there that wants to quit, but can’t on your own.
  65. No more attending an out of town conference and looking for a “friend” who has that same looking circle, (dip can), in his pocket.
  66. No more “I’m quitting tomorrow so I’m going to make this last can count” marathon chewing sessions
  67. Seeing something like this is a good reminder that someday, i might be able to talk to her.
  68. No more putting dips in your top lip because your bottom lip is too raw.
  69. No more worrying about eating super hot wings because of how it burns the gums when I put a chew in afterwards
  70. No more swallowing chew with your wife around and developing an instantaneous case of the hiccups, which you can’t explain.
  71. No more spitting in water fountains at work or church(boy that is sad) and watching it swirl everywhere except down the drain.
  72. No more whimpin’ out when the stress level rises. No deal with life on lifes terms. Bring it on BEEOTCH.
  73. Meetin’ some pretty cool folks on the net. even though they may be assholes in real life
  74. No more forgetting about your cut finger and pinching a dip. Ouch!
  75. Spilling Cope barnacles on your light colored pants and trying gently to brush them off so they don’t leave stained streaks knowing full well you have never had a successful brush-off before.
  76. Getting frustrated after realizing you accidentally spit in a brand new drink.
  77. Sneezing with a full lip and burning your sinuses with dip barnacles.
  78. No more putting in a fresh dip while driving then realizing you have no where to spit because your spitter is plugged after it sat upside down over night and froze solid.
  79. No more morning breath that smells like dead ass.
  80. No more having to make sure I got enough dip to make through until morning! How fucked up are we?
  81. No more seeing your wife accidentally take a drink out of your spitter, and then have to swallow it like nothing happened because your parents are in the room and you still hide the fact that you dip from them.
  82. No more patting down yourself and checking every pocket to see if you got “it” with you before leaving the house.
  83. No more panic attacks when you suddenly realise you FORGOT your dip.
  84. No more accidenlty spitting in your full beer and saying fuck it and drink it anyways.
  85. No more frantically driving to the gas station to get more chew during the Sunday football games.
  86. No more doing the mad scramble when your supplier (pusher) is out of fix.
  87. No more acting like your not desperate when you dump an handful of change you scraped together on the counter to purchase a tin.
  88. No more, “Daddy, you spittin in that can?”.
  89. No more spending $1549.62/yr for something that can kill me.
  90. No more daily ingestion of carcingoens and/or mutagens (sorry that sounded much funnier in my head
  91. Shit, Shower and Shave in the morning without looking for a place to spit.
  92. No more trashcan diving for a bottle (spitter) that belonged to someone else, not bothering after awhile to wipe their spit off because you’ve done this so many times before anyways.
  93. No more staying WAY much longer than necessary in a porta-potty during a Penn State tailgate party just so you could have a dip (feel free to change school name on an “as needed” basis).
  94. No more nephews coming out of your bedroom after playing hide-n-seek saying “Uncle Dumbass, what’s happened to the coke in this bottle?”
  95. Not having a spitter and being such an addicted FUCKTARD that I throw in a fatty anyway and hold it untill I have a Big Gulps worth of spit and open the car door at a light and spit. Then look up and the hottie in the car next to you is looking at you like what a looser?
  96. Not having a cup in the car,chewing anyway and opening car door at lights to spit.
  97. No more wearing jean shorts instead of the more comfortable Nike workouts shorts because they don’t have a pocket for my tin.
  98. Dumbing your spit cup out of your car as you are driving and having the spit sauce blow back up on your car.
  99. NO MORE ‘tongue removal of dip’ while pissing and having it bounce off the toilet seat and land on the floor…and then pieces of the wad roll behind the toilet.
  100. No more chewin’, period!
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  1. Most of these apply to people insecure about dipping and trying to hide it.

  2. I decided to quit on 3/15/17 because of #17. I had chewed over a tin that day but wanted one more before I went to bed. Hurt very badly and was constantly moving it around before finding a spot that wasn’t agonizing. I bought the gum the next day and haven’t had a chew/gum for 4 days now. Minor accomplishment, but no cravings at the moment. I continue to post my progress this definitely helps. Thanks all.

  3. Thank you for this list! I am 3 weeks strong without chewing. Just wanted to say thank you for the list, it’s been a great reminder for when I need a reason for why I quit. -D

  4. Dipped for the past nine years. Started with the “cool” older guys in high school football. Bonded over it with my “cool” fraternity brothers. Put in a lip about a month ago and spit blood. Didn’t take it out. Went to the doctor because that’s a sign if I ever seen one. Got prescribed Wellbutron and after about a week, woke up with very limited cravings. It made it very easy to quit. Stopped taking the medicine a week ago and it’s been about three weeks without spitting.

  5. Day three after 8 years of a can a day and I want to go to the gas station right now and buy one. Been using the gum to take the edge off but doesn’t seem to be doing the trick today. Came here for a little comfort knowing others went through it

  6. Been chewing pouches for a month and I am already hooked. Im a senior in high school and have chewed on off but for the past month i have been really addicted and i want to quit. I was doing well for the past few days but relapsed again today. Hopefully this website will help out but damn i never thought i would be addicted to nicotine.

    • You are probably not ready to quit.
      You’ve seen the evidence and statistics that tell you that you should but it hasn’t hit home yet.
      I’ve been “clean” for 3 days now. After 20+ years of use. It’s been difficult but not too bad.
      BUT… I was ready to quit. My gums have started to recede and the dentist told me that I’d have to choose between teeth or tobacco. I’m choosing my teeth.
      No offense intended but, if you’ve only been using for a month, quitting is mostly willpower.
      You have to quit for yourself, not for anyone else.
      If you can accept that it is your decision alone, you can be honest about your motivation.
      Quitting WILL improve your health. It just took me 20+ years to stop lying to myself

  7. Hey guys. Quit 3 months ago after dipping for 8 years. Still struggling with triggers. The can does not control me and it will not control any of you. Keep up the good work my friends. One day at a time.

    • I have tried to quit before, i made it 3 months when I was at boot camp, but I went right back to it, worst choice of my life. But today I saw my dentist, and I will be doing a cancer screening for a rough patch that is in my mouth. Today it really hit me that I need to quit, for my heath, for my family, my wallet and most important for myself, I got to the point where I didn’t want to put a dip in, I needed to put one and I can’t live life with a something having that much control over me. So today I begin the journey of killing the can. Reading everyone’s elsees stories and being able to talk to people who can relate will
      Help. But please wish me luck.

  8. 101…always wearing long pants so u van sock hide that shit. Looks akward at Sea World in August

  9. I have dipped since I was 12 years old. I turn 50 in two months. I have tried to quit several times and have actually quit just one time in 38 years and made it for 9 months before I was hit with a divorce and then I fell off the wagon. At times I was up to 2 cans a day and then was finally able to stretch it out to 1 can every 2-3 days. I traveled a lot for work and that was the killer when I needed to have that dip.

    Being in Texas, my wife (new one) had grown up around it and didn’t mind so that made it easier for me. When I would run out, she would tell me to take my cranky butt to get some. She did tell me she wanted me to quit but said she’d rather have me calm. Go figure.

    My 12 year old son has been begging me to quit. They showed the kids some slides in health class on what smokeless tobacco can do (I wonder if the kids up north get the same slides?) and it freaked him out. Even so, I just kind of hid it from him. But now my job is getting in on the kicking the habit train. They are placing a $600 extra cost on our health insurance if we do any kind of tobacco. So now, instead of quitting to ease my son’s mind, quitting for the freedom to kiss my wife any time the mood hits me or get kissed by her without her checking to see if I have a dip in, quitting so I can taste regular food without loading spices on and killing my digestive tract… I am quitting because it will really cost me more money. Money I can use to take my son to six flags for a weekend. Money I can use to take my wife out to someplace really special…

    The first few days are the worst. I can feel my fingers and toes tingling like they are getting oxygen for the first time. I am constantly wanting the flavor (I like wintergreen) so lifesavers are helping with that. I am jittery and wired and sleepy at the same time. I feel the need to be in constant motion now. Before, I’d put a dip in and just mellow out, now I just need to stay busy.

    My wife doesn’t know I am quitting. I am not telling her because she will be looking at me like a rabbit at a coyote, just waiting for me to make the wrong move. I am thinking two and three times before I reply to anything and taking a deep breath if something she says hits me the wrong way. By the time I get over this, I may have learned some new coping skills and my wife may think I am the best listener in the world. Ha!

    All I know is that something that has had a grasp on me for 38 years, that has always been there for me through thick and thin and at all hours every day, well, it was killing me. Killing me and robbing me of money I could have used for hunting or fishing supplies, a V8 instead of a V6 in my car, the list goes on. I added it up. $40,000 is about what I spent for a life time of dipping. $40,000 can you believe that?

    So if you are just starting, STOP. It’s not cool. It will cost you far more in the long run than you think. Make the choice now.

    • I quit chew exactly 2 weeks ago after doing it for 7 years. In those 7 years, I probably ‘quit’ hundreds of times. It was always ‘this is my last dip ever’ or ‘this is my last day ever of chewing so I gotta do a lot.’ I never made it more than 4 or 5 days. I put too much pressure on myself to quit and that’s why it was so impossible. This time, I just told myself I don’t need it anymore. It’s time to grow up. These 2 weeks have been hell. I can’t sleep, getting about 3 hours a night. But what is important is that I’m sticking with my decision because it will get easier with time. Chew was awesome, but you can replace it with other things. I try to take more joy in my job and I actually feel like I care a lot more which in turn people notice and think more highly of me. Chew just got in the way of my relationships and everything. I’m glad to be done but hoping it gets easier. I do believe anybody can quit. I was chewing 1 1/2 cans a day and I’m making it.

    • Wow, I saw this and for a second thought I must have written it until I looked at the date. I’m 49 and have dipped since I was about eight (and chewed before that!). Until 2000, when I was 33,I had never gone 24 hours without a dip since I was in third grade. I quit for a few weeks, then went back to a different brand (I was all Copenhagen before that). I dipped Red Seal for a few years, then quit for 9 months in 2008, then went back for some reason. I’ve laid off for a few days at at time, sometimes as long as a month, but always go back. (I have managed to cut back–I almost never dip before 2:00 or 3:00). I’m going on a week now. We’ll see. (I’m in Texas, too. Houston.)

    • Bob, my goodness, after reading your post, you’d thought I’d written it. I’ve been dipping for close to 40 years now, have a 14 y/o son whom wants me to quit as well. I’ve been using the Cowboy Coffee Chew with great success, until I ran out. I wish they sold it locally (Fort Worth). I’ve since ordered 5 cans to get me going. It really helps with the oral fixation. I added mine up as well, with the average I came out to $73,000.00 and that does not account buying it in downtown New York for $15 a can. Hope it works for you Bob! Good Luck!

    • Im with you, Im just tired of it

  10. I dipped since 14 years old and now I’m 18 and just quit about 2 weeks ago. I’m a senior in high school and it’s the end of the year so I’m very busy scrambling to get everything finished and getting ready for college. It became more of a hassle to keep going to the store to buy a can than it was worth, when I needed to be home doing school work. I’ve tried to quit before, but this time I know I’m done for good. All of a sudden, being so busy, I just didn’t want to dip but I felt that I needed to. So I switched over to camel snus, which is cleaner and easier to manage. After about a month of that I realized my snus can was empty one day and was on my way to the store to get another, but had a change of heart on the way there and just decided to go home. Since that day, about two weeks ago, I have just kept it out of my mind and that had made it easier. Waking up and saying, “Well it’s X days without dip,” just keeps it in your mind. I don’t count days, and I can’t remember the exact day I stopped. All I know is that after 2 weeks, I don’t really feel the need to dip anymore. I know most people don’t get this lucky to lose the need, but it will get easier. I’ve never been to this website before, but today I just felt the need to share my story.

  11. I have been dipping for about eight years. I am only 9 days in cold turkey, this list actually made me laugh and that’s hard to accomplish. I think the hardest part of quitting is just filling that time you had when you dipped. Gum has helped a little bit and coffee. The first time I quit I had pretty bad night sweats and nightmares kind of weird shit. This time not to bad I just hate having that feeling that I need something when I am performing normal everyday activities.

  12. 1 week to the day here! Man am I irretible though. Is there a way to get rid of the emotional aspect of this? I’m snapping at everyone.

  13. The list is very true. been using skoal since 14 years old. just turned 36 two days ago. I don’t know how many times Ive quit in the past or if my latest quit of cold turkey 8 days ago will be my last, but I can say that NRT was not for me. It was a crutch that delayed certain failure and continued torture. I literally have no idea what life is like without this stuff. I was up to 2 cans a day. Going cold was a big step and it does suck the first 3 or so days, hell it still sucks but Im surprised at how well Im doing considering. They say it gets easier everyday and that’s what I hold on to. for you young people out there, jr and sr high and early 20’s… Please take it from me. It may be cool and fun now but it wont be when you realize it controls your life, ruins your health, huge waste of money, and could possibly kill you. Im not your mom, dad, brother or sister! Im just trying to help anyone who will listen. Using tobacco is the one and only true regret I have in my life to this point. quit now, the longer you use the harder it will be and that’s if you will ever be able to quit.

  14. same here i’m done for good

  15. I tried it but honestly feeling less of a buzz each time you throw a cancer wad in just isn’t worth it. I gotta agree with the site cold turkey although awful the first few days in the long run is definitely the better option

  16. Never seen a list of 100 so spot on. Chewin bout a can of Copenhagen a day for 20 yrs. Quit a couple times untill the wife would throw a fresh can at me or tell me to get out the house and go get a can. Once for three months. Thought I could take a pinch of beechnut with no problems. Wrong I was. I got half a can left then it’s cold turkey for me. Used nicoderm couple times but I used 10xs the recommended amount and got addicted to that as well as dippin at the same time. Good luck to you all, I know I’m gonna need it.

  17. Man, kind of makes me want to stop now. I’m 15. My dad dipped from the beginning of high school until 2008. it’s kind of funny (really sad) that my sister and I were the ones that encouraged him to quit and now I’m doing it in high school. we are still very proud of him for quitting. I’m not addicted yet as this is the first tin I’ve been brave (stupid, you should have used the word stupid there you dumbass) enough to actually keep. I guess what got me started was last year a buddy in science shared a bag of Levi Garets for a week. tasted great, didn’t give me a buzz, no down side. skip ahead a few months. Decided to try dip, asked a friends brother to pick me up a can of cope straight and a can of wintergreen, sure man no problem. The winter green was mainly for a different friend anyway. So it was ok when my friends little brother kicked the boot I had the winter green in and cracked the can.(not) Got home that night, waited until around midnight, cracked it open and took a pinch of the straight. Worst thing I ever tasted in my life. kept it in for about 2 minutes. said F that. Called up the ‘other friend’ and said you want these? Sure man bring them tomorrow, ok cool bud. Didn’t dip/chew anything after that until this past weekend. went to hang out with the same friend, hey man is ‘older brother’ gonna be home this weekend? Cool ask him to grab me a can of Skoal cherry (I don’t like mint so wintergreen is out of the picture and straight taste like ass, plus dad knows EXACTLY what dip smells like so why not get something that’s easier to hide? dumbass) best weekend ever (not because of the dip). it’s been 5 days since I got the can and I’ve only taken 5 pinches ( not big pinches ). I’m not addicted because i got the dip because i wanted to try it, not because I needed it. and when I say wanted I don’t mean “man I really want to try that dip I just really want to try it” I mean “eh I like cherrys, sure”. My grand mother smoked all her life(so does my pawpaw) and I grew up around it, I’m pretty sure the second hand smoke has built up a tolerance to the nicotine. I’m not a complete dumbass and think “oh, I grew up around smokers so I’m invincible to all forms of nicotine!”. No that’s stupid. but I do think that the small amounts of nicotine that I’m intaking aren’t going to get me addicted any time soon if I keep it low. I used to go over to my grand mothers literally every day, so I was taking in nicotine (small amount) on a daily basis my whole life until I was 12. So I think(hope) I’ll be good at this rate. I’ve drawn a line and if I get to that line I’ll be back and I’ll quit that moment. (If I don’t die from parents finding out first) my grandpa has smoked a pack a day since he was 16 and he (I’m not lying to you guys) hasn’t eaten a ‘green’ ever. He’s pushing 64 and healthy as an ox. no cancers no anything. damn that’s a long ass paragraph( essay ) I just realized I’ve been on this website for a good hour and I’ve had a dip in for an hour as well. Think I’m going to spit it out and go to bed. I wish you all the best of luck with your battles and I pray I don’t get to that line.

    • you better quit now and throw your can out. i was the same way with the same things going through my head and now its a year later and i am going through a tin a week. i am on this site now to get help quitting and i dont want you to come back here a year later for help. dip is very deceiving, i started on camel mint pouches that i could gut the first time i tried it and now i am doing almost all flavors of cope long cut. quit now or you will end up like me. and the worst is when your parents find out. Im 16 going on 17 and trust me, it ain’t pretty when the shit hits the fan. so quit now before your hooked and before they find out.

    • At the rate your going, in 10 years you will be thinking what a stupid thing it was to think “I won’t get addicted as long as I keep the dips small.”
      Youth is truly wasted on the young.

      • Hey dude,

        Kevin here.

        I remember walking home from high school the first day I threw in a SKOAL citrus pouch from my friend Steven, I may have been dramatic but I started to walk on the sidewalk as if I’d thrown back a few shots of tequila. ‘Ohhhh wowwwwwww, This shit is like getting drunk on demand”, I said to Steven and my best friend Justin walking next to me. I took that can home and hid it in my bathroom drawer. Here’s where it gets fuzzy… I remember my mom finding a can of dip in that same bathroom, in the same spot and to my memory it was the same can. But… I do know for a fact that she found that can at least a year after that incident, because that happened when I was 15 and I got caught my Sr. year of high school (~17/18 yrs old). Point is, you’ll remember what you want to remember as long as it aids you in your journey of feeling good in the short term and that is the trap my friend that everyone’s going to warn you about. To be quick I’ll tell you that these warnings come in many different forms and that is the confusing part. To share with you a few examples of what you are going to experience:

        1. You will hear personal narratives from people in their 50’s, cowboys, baseball players (current or at any point in their lives), the varsity stud on your highschool team, your friends dad who had a conservative upbringing but supplies you and your friend(his son) box tickets to local sporting events and well.. anyone else that you listen to talk about it because the conversations with people who ‘dipped and got away with it’ are the ones you will only remember. (The one’s who it didn’t work out for aren’t around to for us to point to).

        2. 1 to 2 sentence anecdotal explanations involving keywords like ‘cancer’, ‘gross’, ‘bad’ and ‘stop’.

        3. Quotes from anti-tobacco studies that only involve %’s above 90% of users will get x or y.

        4. Any girl that you’re “friends” with but really keep around because their hot-ness / smart-ness factor is worthy of possibly getting married to one day will tell you how bad it is for you… but you wait for their heartfelt message to end only with a gleeful / sly remark about how much you understand. (This is where you’re assuming that you’re the ‘bad’ guy that they’re biologically attracted too.)

        Anyways, now that my personal rant is at an end I want to share with you the fact that I’m only 25 and about a week ago have switched from chew to the nicotine gum. I’ve quit a few times before for about 6mo-1yr increments.. but this time I’m scheduled to see an oral surgeon in 4 days, after getting a CT scan of my neck. I have no clue if the ‘2 centimeter mass’ found in my neck is not cancer related, but I’ll tell you that the feelings I have about it being cancerous are the result of 10 years of pushing away any worry that chewing tobacco put me in harms way at such an early point of my life.

        I have already thought many times about how I would react to a scenario such as the one I am in right now and it always resulted with a quick shrug of my shoulders. Then, immediately followed by a melody playing in my head of Billy Joel singing ‘Only the good die young’. Rationalizations like that made me a charming person to be around and looking back probably made people around me feel better about the stupid decisions they were making too, but you know what? It’s not worth the shit that’s taking place in my head right now while I’m waiting for a physician trained to look at black fuzzy images to decide what the fuss about the black and grey fuzz is about. (haha sorry).

        Does chewing tobacco cause cancer? Does it matter how long and how much you used? The answers don’t really matter, because you will never know the answer to the questions and therefore will use them as a weapon against yourself whenever you encounter a health problem. All I hope to prove to you is that the rationale that makes you feel better about doing it, eventually catches up with you in a different form. So if you’re read this far into my post, then maybe you’ve seen how close you are to preventing having to write one of your own one day.



  18. Has anyone had any success mixing their snuff with a nicotine free alternative and slowly lowering the ratio of nicotine to “wean” yourself off of the drug dependency

    • Yes. This is called the “titration method” of quitting (weaning). It’s not something we subscribe to here as we prefer cold turkey as it’s the quickest way to get all nicotine / chemicals out of yoru body, but this is certainly a valid method. The problem that I’ve personally seen with it is that people just don’t carry through. They wean forever and eventually go back to full fledged usage.

  19. Day # 15 for me…

  20. I had been chewing for 8 years and decided to quit cold turkey 4 days ago. I always told myself that if chewing became more of something I needed to do than something I wanted to do, I would quit. About 2 months ago my mouth started hurting every time I would throw a chew in, but I would do it anyway. And after about 2 months of this denial it finally dawned on me that I needed it more than I wanted it. Coming to realization that you are addicted isn’t something that happens overnight. But if your just starting out or you’ve been chewing for a while, make sure you draw a personal line in the sand. And when life brings you closer to that line, make sure you do everything you can to keep from crossing it.

  21. What if i dip a can over like an 8 day period?

    • That’s a relatively small amount… but you’re most likely still addicted as you’ve got a constant (albeit small) amount of nicotine flowing through your bloodstream.

  22. I started dipping at age 13 and loved every minute of every dip I ever took. I didn’t care how broke I was, I was going to spend my last dime if it took it for another can.
    At age 39, my 10 year old son came home from school and questioned me as to why I would use this “drug” as he called it. As I began telling him that dip wasn’t a drug, I began to realize that it did indeed possess every one of the qualities of an addictive drug that he had been studying about in school. I admitted that I had to have it, that I would spend every penny it took to get it, I was in a panic when my can got low, I was mean if I did not have any for a little while… and many more.
    This stuff had me and I couldn’t stop….The addiction was more than I could overcome…..
    It was at this low point in my life I went to the doctor and he prescribed Chantix.
    It was through sheer determination and use of this medication that I was finally able to quit. I have been dip free now since September 2, 2014. It was the best decision I ever made for many reasons.
    I know that if I can do it…. So can you!!!!!

  23. I dipped for 30 years and two months ago I quit cold turkey.. let me tell you that yes I am a angry mother fucker but now gives me a reason just to smack the fuck outta somebody .. but dip free. 63 days..

  24. Any tips on how to quit? Been deeping for 3 years straight, i been reading youlls comments and i think its time i would wanna see my son grow up with me in the picture. Please help

    • Next time you buy a can. Before you start your vehicle, look in the mirror and tell yourself this is my final can. When you go for a pinch take smaller amounts, make it stretch out. Set certain bench marks you have to reach first. After 2 hours at work I can have my first pinch. Hold it till it becomes gross to keep in. Then your next bench mark could be after work when you get home. W.e. The strategy is to stretch out your uses as far as possible to ultimately limit your daily allowances to reducing your allowances slowly to skipping a day here and there to losing your can that had that last pinch but youve gone a few days without it and you can look at the situation being honest with yourself and walk away from that nasty shit altogether. Its possible man stay positive, stay busy, find stuff to do with your son, and reward yourself appropriately for the small acomplishments. Hope this helps bro.

      • This was a great reply! I smoked for years and thought chewing tobacco was a good way to help me get past my cigarette cravings! Not true just replaced one bad habit for another!boyfriend chewed so every once in a while I would use some of his dip in place of cigarette, now I am addicted! So here I am on this page seeking wonderful advice from strangers! I will let ya’ll know how it works out for me! Im trying Josh’s method tapering down for 2 weeks till I kick the can! Its really not lady like and most people have no clue I chew! So no support but here! Thanks to all of you for helpful words of encouragement!

    • These hundred reasons to quit are hilariously funny, and sad at the same time, because i can relate to almost everyone. I am on day 4, and hurting

  25. 48 days quit. I do not want to dip. I have a numb tongue, sore throat, dry mouth, and sores on the inside of my cheek, I am worried that “it has done been to late” I hope anyone that reads this web site never, ever chews again.

  26. I honestly see this as if you couldn’t stand hiding it when in all reality your a grown ass man but hey who says chivalry is dead I cant relate to the kids and growing up in the deep south kids just don’t even give it glance my nephews favorite think to do when he was an infant was to beat to empty dip cans together I guess so many ppl do it its just faded into the everyday lifestyle of us

  27. I can tell who wrote this used to chew skoal berry

    • no more having to jam as much chew as you possibly can into your lower lip only to find out its just another failed vein attempt to go out strong.. no more having to tell the circle k lady this is the last tin whenever she says see you again…. PEOPLE IM ADDICTED.. I CAN NEVER USE SPIT SAFELY OR LIKE A GENTLEMAN. I say this is my last tin every time before i go get another 1

  28. No more spitting out the window and spraying the person in your back seat. No more searching for places to spit in public, esp grocery stores.

    • Beau- several times in my life my wadd was taken out and placed behind random items on shelves in grocery stores just because I couldn’t hold it in anymore and had nowhere to spit. Only to eventually spit on my hand and then wipe it on my pants or something somewhere. I just decided (for about the 1000th time today) to quit. I have an ulcer in my mouth by my gums on the side I almost never dip on that’s been there a couple days now, but I can’t help but think what if it is cancer? What if I don’t get to see my daughter grow up? If it goes away will I start again? Chances are it probably isn’t because it seems to be going away already but that scare HAS to be enough this time. Today was the first time I said aloud and confirmed that I swear on my daughters life I will NEVER Put that shit in my mouth again. It is controlling my life like never before and I finally have the life I set out for. I’m not gonna sit back and watch the devil dip take it all away from me slowly. I’m a man of God and I don’t believe the devil put that mouth sore there I 100% believe that God did. He wanted to warn me and give me a chance to save myself. The devil doesn’t want there to be warning signs. He wants you to think everything is fine while he sinks his hooks in deeper. He’s got them in my hardcore, but this time actually is different it’s not just lip service. I am done and I pray for the rest of you guys that you truly are too. God bless.

    • When I enter a public space I obsessively look for a trash can just in case I have to spit. I have lied to my whole family. They all think I have quit. I chew in the bathroom. I am on day one. My pay check comes tonight. All I am thinking about is chewing.

  29. I’ve been reading a lot of this site, I really dig this. I haven’t quit, but I understand how desperately I need to. I have horrible willpower, but I managed to quit smoking. I “used” dip as a crutch, only to swap addictions. I think I’m going to bookmark this site. Wish me luck?


      Saw that today also, opinions?

      • Van – the DipStop program utilizes BaccOff alternative chew. It’s a very good fake chew. Here’s my review of those products:

        • chewie i dipped for 9 years ive been quit for 31 days i went to the dentist for the first time since i started right after i quit he gave me the all clear and i went to an ent and he gave me an oral cancer screening and told me i was good but i still have a rough spot where i use to put it bad should i be worried

          • I’m about the biggest hypochondriac you’ll ever run across. That said, you’ve taken the right steps. If both your dentist and your ENT are telling you you’re clear, I think you’re pretty safe to assume that you’re good to go. It’ll take some time for your mouth to truly heal, but you’re well on the right path my man!

        • Thanks for the input man my first kid is due next month and I want to be around

          • Good on you, Josh. I am on day 2 of quitting as I write this. I am quitting because of my 4 month old little girl. I went to a periodontist and was almost a little surprised when he said “I don’t see anything here to really worry about,” mainly because my lip looked and felt like hell. Anyway, here’s to no longer being a slave to something that gives no value to our lives!!

  30. I can relate to quiet a bit of these makes you realize your not alone.Just ordered some of the hooch tonight. Just decided to quit after reading a lot on this site. I started while hunting when i was 14 from a friend wish i had said no. Im 18 now, and being able to buy it has made me realize that it makes your life create a routine around it. Ill be visiting this site daily it looks like a lot of useful support.

  31. I’m 15 and have been dipping for 2 years. I love it and I’ll never quit. #dbh

    • I was young and stupid once too… enjoy. See you in a few years.

    • redneckdipper1217

      I said the same thing I’ve been doing it since i was 16 and let me tell ya now I’m wishing i had never done it yeah i had fun doing it and thought i was unbeatable but there are a lot of benefits to not do it as well

    • I started dipping when i was about your age, and when you get a job and you go to college and you start to realize how much this substance controls you and harms you, you will realize this shit fucking sucks. don’t be stubborn and ignorant.

    • oh you’ll quit, one way or another…Mark those words.

  32. 24 years a slave, hooked at 11 kicked it at 35. 2012 new years resolution, cold turkey, 3plus years now, bought a can today, thank goodness I found this site. Can’t bring myself to open the can, still sealed. They say it gets easier, the perverbial “They” are wrong, 3 yrs, I still think of it daily. Trying to stay strong, keep strugling.

    • Congrats on staying strong Nathan – have you been going it alone these last 3 years or do you have support? Don’t go back my man… no reason to throw away all those days of freedom!

    • Praying for you Nathan,you can do this, you’ve come to far to take orders from a can. Or that voice that’s says ‘you need it’, its a lie! Press on!

    • I put down the chew 2 1/2 years ago, and Im with yaon that, it still nags like hell.

      But its just not worth it.

  33. Been doin it for a few years I definitely need to quit

  34. Alright gentlemen I’m on day 3 of quitting chew after 7 years chewing about a can a day. I’m reading all these posts and all the people supporting each other and its awesome. But kind of sad, no offense but if I didn’t have a stronger mind some of the people on here would make me want to keep chewing. Like at day 290 and still fighting the urges, it kinda sounds to me that quitting chewing is making certain people way to upset that their new addiction is craving a chew. But anyways I would appreciate some advice either way like I said I’m in day 3 my head hurts, I’m dizzy and really tired but I have no desire to chew. Like I have caught my self reaching for my can as if it where in my pocket sometimes but that’s just habit. I have no desire to chew I simply just want to get away from feeling like shit. Is this normal? Or am I going to relapse hard core or maybe I am just really sure of my decision so it makes this easier. See I smoke and chewed for 7 years so I imagined this to be harder but like I said I’m just hoping that I am just so sure of my decision that it became easy to quit idk. Good luck everyone with quitting!

    • Terry – on one hand, I completely get what you’re saying. Seeing folks struggling 100’s of days down the line can be a bummer. On the other hand, reading what you’re going to be experiencing BEFORE you experience it is an incredibly powerful tool as it let’s you know what to expect.

      I’ll tell you this… those guys that are “struggling” at day 290 or so aren’t experiencing the same sort of thing you are on day 2. They’re having a bad day now and then, but it’s nothing like the intensity of an early day of quit. As you move fowward in your quit, the craves will become less and less intense and further and further apart. I promise.

      As for advice… take it one day at a time. It’s good to know what’s coming but worry about TODAY. Deal with tomorrow when you get there. This article may be helpful for you too:

      Dealing With Craves & The Concept Of Forever

      • I wish that this site was around 6 years ago when I finally kicked the habit. I started in college, and dipped for over 15 years. I started for the stupidest reason ever—one of my redneck fraternity brothers had a pouch of Levi Garrett sitting on his coffee table, and I ripped off a big wad of ‘chaw and stuffed it into my mouth to make fun of him. I was so proud to be a non-smoker, but turned into an instant junkie the first time I got that nicotine rush (you never get it again after the first week or so) Someone posted a link on a buddy’s FB page when he mentioned that he was quitting, and I had to take a look. I made a similar list to this one around that time.

        I will offer a couple of observations/tips.

        Don’t use the gum. You’re trading one oral fixation for another. I used the patches during each of my more successful attempts. I never needed them for the full 3 months that they recommend, and i’d usually use them for 3-4 weeks, and then get sick of them…finding a hairless place to stick them was tough.

        Don’t quit when you’re on vacation. Quit on the day you have to go back to work. plan your date in advance, and dip so much that you get sick of it right up to that date (or scale it back…up to you. Just honor the date.

        Also, most importantly, quitting’s not the hard part. The hard part is not making an excuse to start again. I finally realized that each of the times that I would fall off the wagon, I had to get used to dipping again. That first dip isn’t as special as you imagined, and the only reason that you fall back into the habit is that you don’t want to waste the rest of the can. I’ve never smoked, but a friend that quit smoking around the same time I quit dipping said the same thing…you have to learn to smoke again, and it usually takes a week.

        It’s cliche but true when I say that if I can quit, so can you, I conservatively estimate that I’ve saved almost 10 grand since quitting, and I really enjoy being able to go out to the bar without hiding a bottle under the table so the waitress won’t come pick it up. Good luck!

  35. Why quit? I like dipping. I don’t understand why you’d wanna quit unless its giving you major health concerns. As far as hot girls go i don’t give a shit if they think I’m gross for dipping.

  36. Every one is true!! The worst is..I mean WAS trying to hide your spitter at weddings and funerals.

  37. I’ve found that i have to battle the triggers more than anything. The smell of coffee in the morning is a tough one. I chewed for about 10 years and decided to quit one day after talking to a friend about being around for our children. I don’t like hiding my spitter from my kids. I don’t like that I spend more money on an addiction than I do saving for their college. I’m motivated by pride. I’ve found that nicotine lozenges help. They are not the same obviously, but you can pop them in and forget about them pretty easily. Take 2 if you need to. Take 2 and put in some of that fake chew. Whatever it takes. Never go in gas stations.
    To Dawn and Chase who posted a long time ago: Understand it’s a struggle. Your man will not be forced into quitting. Threats and scare tactics are the worst in a relationship. He has to decide to quit on his own, but you can help him. Be positive, and supportive. Help him realize he is making progress. My Wife looks at me like i’m doing great things when i talk to her about quitting. Be anchor it truly helps

  38. Gotta mention the one where the wife goes to bed and she wants me to follow suit, but instead I say “I will be up in a few minutes just so I can actually chew for a couple of hours.” Happens regularly. Pretty devastating to a marriage. Pretty sad.

  39. Who tf would just poor out good soda?? I always slam it down then spit in it.
    It actually makes for a better dip cause you don’t get dry mouth. Or really stringy spit.

  40. Those that love it- will either quit or not. If you know you will never quit- go away.

    This list is my favorite blog post and most to these are so crazy true and now so hilarious and quite embarrassing.

  41. I can tell some Yankee yuppie up north made this in the south dipping is normal and accepted and chicks dig it

    • Bless yo’ heart. CaMoron – bangin’ your sister is common in the south too but it does not mean I should aspire to it.

      Jokes aside- good luck in your journey.

  42. These all sound familiar. Day 6, this sucks thankfully I found this site.

  43. Lol! I can relate with about all these except for 10-15 of them or so. The only thing really getting me to begin to quit is the possibility of cancer and damage to your teeth, instead of most of these. But regardless of your reason, good luck to everyone.

  44. I’ve been dipping for over 3 years now, and have yet to become addicted. It’s a nice treat, and tbh, the only tobacco product that I actually enjoy. I dipped every few days back in 2011, and eventually I just got bored of it, but lately I’ve been putting in a dip every few days while I play videogames or whatever, and a can lasts me a month or even more. I understand dip can be really bad, but this entire article is written from the perspectives of a truly desperate addict. Not all people who dip are like that… I’ve never had to scrap up change for a can. If I don’t have the money on me, I’ll just wait til I get a few dollars and pick one up another day. No biggie. I just feel that it’s alright in moderation, as with everything else on this planet.

    • Thanks for your insite Bryson – though I hate to break it to you… you’re addicted. Are you “as” addicted as author of these? Perhaps not. But make no mistake… you’re an addict.

      • Ehhh, I would like to argue that. I don’t really see somebody who dips a few times a month and even forgets that it exists for periods of time as an addict. I picked up a can of skoal sometime before I originally posted on here, probably early August, and you know what, I still have that same can of skoal with about 3/4 still in it. Just because you eat cake sometimes does that make you an addict to cake? Use some logic…

        • self destructive zone

          You do realize that this site is for addicts that want to quit? That’s who wrote this and that’s the intended audience. Now you sound like you aren’t an addict*, which is fine; but that means this article isn’t for you so why even comment on it.

          *it’s unlikely that someone who wasn’t previously thinking about quitting found this site so my hunch is that you actually are addicted (if just in the early stages) or a weirdo. There’s hope for addicts

  45. Think chew is your Friend?
    Think again
    Chew wants to own you
    Friends don’t do that.

    Remembering this was how I quit.

  46. I quit smoking in May of this year. I was one of those guys who smoked and dipped but most people, besides close friends, only knew me as a smoker. Well I quit both, cold turkey, for a whole month until i threw one in one day golfin. I have been dippin’ just under a can a day since. Sucks because I get super stressed without it but I really need to quit. Just sick of hiding it and having a gross as habit.

  47. Magnificent Bastard

    I personally like my snuff. And quitting would be a real bitch for me if I wanted to because I live with three others that dip. Its not even the nicotine that gets me. Its the habit of having a pinch in my lip. I tried the gum and the patch. At the same time. And I was still craving the pinch itself , not the nicotine.

    • Magnificent… not sure (based on your note) if you want to quit or not. But if you do want to quit and it’s just the “act” of dipping that your craving, there are a SLEW of products out there that will allow you to continue “dipping” but not keep your addiction going. All of these products contain no tobacco and no nicotine but they’ll allow you to continue being a dipper.

  48. Wow… so glad today’s Day 120 – WAAAAY too many of those were so me 4 months ago. Thank You KTC!

  49. Could someone please help our family…. Husband went back to chewing tobacco after quitting for ten years, he used for 20 prior to quitting. I his wife with his 7 year old son have tried everything to get him to quit but to no avail. He is killing himself right in front of us & he doesnt care. His use of the stuff is up to chronic proportions, came down the stairs the other day after putting our son to sleep, found my husband sound asleep on the couch, spitoon cup flipped upside down on his stomach, saliva refuse pooled on the floor & I can only assume he swallowed the wad that was in his mouth, he had been sleeping for hours that way. I use to smoke cigarettes, chain smoked menthol cigs with a cough crop in my mouth, finally quit because I had a constant cough that would not go away, I went cold turkey because I wanted my beautiful son to have a mother in his life for as long as possible……. I get the addiction it is horrible & I understand their will always be a reason to smoke or chew but please could someone share testimony as to why my husband should quit & quit now!!!!!!! He is a good guy, a great husband & father who is just not willing to listen to the truth, he just doesn’t seem to care. I saw this leave a reply & would love to hear from those who have been tortured by this demon. I hope to hear stories of encouragemnet but I am sure their will be many that want to gloat in just how much you love the “Chew” poison & want to be left alone to do it as you please.

    Just a wife & son who want to save the man they love most in this life.

  50. I’ve been dippin for 30 years, amazing to realize its been that long. Quit 4 days ago cold turkey, actually was easier than I was expecting, just had enough of the life of a dipper and made up my mind I was done, you have to make up your mind that your done and have to “want” to quit cold turkey. To tell you the truth what really got my attention was the death of Tony Gwynn at 54 from mouth cancer, I’ll be 50 next month, hit close to home. Anyway, I hope everyone quits, you can do it.

  51. Nearly all of these don’t apply to me seeing as I use a mud jug, don’t have carpet, don’t care who knows and I don’t have a wife and children. The only important thing is that you quit because you chose to. I’ve switched to dip over smoking, while it’s still bad dip effects me waaaay less than smoking and I use less and find it easier to quit. I’m in the process of lessening my intake and think I’m ready to quit to be honest. I just don’t like smoking anymore unless it’s like a car meet or something. I’m glad you quit man and I know I can do the same if I try hard enough. My brother dipped for about 20 years non stop and he just quit. Good job man.

  52. I have chewed for 31 years,and there is nothing more in the world I wish to do is to quit.It has been an anchor around my life for so long,it literally scares me greatly to not have what I would consider my most constant stable in life out of arms reach. I did quit in 1997 for ten days. It was a miserable time,for myself and anyone within earshot. I was a prick of galactic measures and went through all the dt,s that were equally horrible.Like anything in life that we enjoy,there is always a huge downside.For my health,my sanity,and my family,please wish me luck in trying to quit again.

  53. OK Thank you! It really helped me reading this and getting some feedback since I don’t know much about it!

  54. Tomorrow will be 3 weeks. Chewing so much gum I bit a hole in my tongue. I was so addicted I would hurry through morning sex just to have that first dip of the day. Pathetic.

  55. Or that moment when you’re so desperate for a chew you look at your Spitter you inserted your finished lip into and think about fishing the tobacco out to try & re-chew.. LMAO

  56. I actually wanted to quit a lot more before visiting this site. Most of these “benefits” don’t really apply to me. My girlfriend knows I dip/chew, my parents know, my boss knows, even my officers and NCO’s from my time in the Corps knew. None of them attempted to offend me to get me to quit nor do they honestly care. If you want to help people quit, you need to change your approach and stop trying to offend people.

    • I think you missed the point if this list Cale – it’s not meant to offend. It’s meant to point out how silly killing yourself with these products is. Not only are you killing yourself when you use them, but you deal with THESE things as well. All the more reason to be a quitter (in our humble opinions).

      • Chewie, the list of 100 sounds like an arrogant, ignorant, and totally uneducated ass wrote it. Cale is right.

  57. Try the jerky chew, it packs in your lip like chew and tastes pretty good, and once your done…you got jerky in your mouth, helps with fishing and work anyway

  58. One day free ordered Jakes mint chew today, anyone ever tried it or have a preference for alternatives. Have tried seeds, gum and about everything else. Hope this stuff helps, the headaches suck.

  59. Your grammar and spelling are terrible. Put some damn effort in

  60. I QUIT, COLD TURKEY, just last night! Never actually gone through with quitting before, just because I never wanted to. But now, I have all the reasons in the world. The hardest thing is I am a welder, so being around all the guys in the shop who dip because we can’t smoke :(. And for the love of all things good, WHEN WILL THESE HEADACHES STOP??????

  61. I just couldn’t imagine hunting or fishing without a nice fat juicy taste.

  62. New to this website (phenomenal by the way) and new to quitting…. Shit like this will make it easier and its fucking funny as shit! I can identify with all 100…. Good to know I’m not alone…… Best

  63. I’m 9 days, 4 hours into my journey to quit a can a day habit. Cold turkey. Been a long, grueling week full of ‘The Fog’. Had a 5 day straight headache. Was angry, grumpy, irritable, couldn’t sleep right (several of the last few nights have been 1 hour – 2 hour nights). I loved the post above – “No more jumping back real quick when you have that string of spit hanging off your lip so you don’t get it on yoru clothes” hahahahahahaha.

    I’ve still got some work in front of me but working hard at staying that way. Hardest moment: I drive limos/party buses as Secondary income. I ran thru a bus on day 4: dropped my folks off at a bar and they’re inside, I ran thru the bus with a trash bag to give it a quick ‘spiff up’. Some dude left his can of Grizzly (my brand), Pouches (for wusses, I liked longcut), Straight (My Flavor)!!!!!!!. It was midnight, I’m not sleeping right, I’m tired and grumpy, and I’m by myself in bus with a 3/4 full can in my hand (picked it up thinking it was empty was gonna throw it away like the empty beer cans). I THREW HIS CAN AWAY! I had to do it -wasn’t fair to him, but I knew if I put it back down I’d be back there in 5 minutes throwing in a lipper. I don’t know how I did it, throwing away something i (thought that) I wanted SOOOO BAD! That was my defining moment of the week. That was the moment I was strong enough to say F it, I’m going to kick it.

    Anyway – thanks to all of you out there on this site. Been here everyday for 9 days!

    • Good to hear Bull. Keep positive. The quit will be well worth it. I’m at day 40 and the cravings are still there, but I’m learning to deal with them better.


  64. I was a decade+ dipper. I’m 34, and I’ve been clean for 3 months today!! This list was great! I can relate to them all minus the kids stuff. Feels good not dipping, good luck to everyone fighting the battle! It’s gets better after a few weeks.

  65. Because when my sweet man smiles at me out on a sunny day I notice all the ugly brown stains on his beautiful teeth and he doesn’t even know. It makes me sad.

  66. You need more for the females!
    I am on day 5.

  67. I dipped for 15 yrs straight and quit Nov.20 of this year. Cold turkey. Best feeling ever. Sadly tho, I cried laughing at these “facts” cuz theyre all true yet i thought it only happened to me. Sac Up and quit!!! Good luck to you all…

  68. Im in my 3 day of stopping dipping and I have not had a craving and I feel good

  69. Another very good one would be I may actually want to kiss my boyfriend.

    • Right on Mary! I love to kiss my husband and it’s a big turn on, but we never get to kiss because his mouth is always full of shit! It really bums me out! He would get laid a lot more often if he quit!

  70. I practically cried laughing while reading this. Such a pathetic addiction when it’s laid out like that.

  71. Looks like you need a knew wife that accepts you for you instead of hiding shit oh and if you would get a mudjug half if your problems will magically disappear dude your reasoning sucks

    • Spoken like a true ignorant addict… thanks for stopping by!

      • Dude you’re sort of a jackass.. Why the fuck would I want to listen to your shit..

      • He has a point your wife and kids should not be the make or break factor in quitting it should be so that you have peace of mind and a clean conscience… This man realizes chew has risks that is why he is on the site however some may view the comfort chew provides a better alternative than leading a full life… I know I’d rather lead a stress free life than a long stressful one… The slanderous remarks you made in retaliation to this man make me wanna never come to this site again

        • ^^^Agree with what Jacob said. Your supposed to make quitting look appealing. If people think quitting is going to turn them into the total douchdbag that you are, nobody will quit. Fucking tool.

  72. I’m hooked and I know it. Quit cigs 6 years ago and dipped for the first time a few months ago on a business trip. I swore Id never ride the nicodragon again. I’m a fn moron. I gotta get off this junk!

  73. Wake up every morning telling yourself I’m quitting then as soon as you see the store you buy chew stopping and getting a can.

  74. hahahaha done them all

  75. Those are all the things I love doing.. 🙁

    • They Used To Call Me Skoalber

      Haha I agree I have quit for nearly 90 days and reading this gave me one of my biggest cravings I’ve had in a while. These are all the little things that went along with dipping and made me love it. So relatable

  76. You left out the biggest one! When you quit you should experince peace of mind and a greater ability to focus. Should feel a lot cleaner too.

  77. Just re-read this… can TOTALLY relate to damn near all of them.

    • Wow! Minus the kids everyone applied to me. I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY QUIT FOR 3 MONTHS TODAY!!!!! I was a decade dipper. dentist scared me straight. This list was great!

    • 15andneedstostop

      I know right. I’m 15 and really need to stop it terrible

      • I’m 15 also but I ain’t quitting

      • I will tell you that, I have dipped for 30 years and I have given it up for two weeks now. It has been one of the hardest things that I have ever done. I am telling you that if I can quit anyone can. I felt like I lost my best friend. Just wish I had never started and wish I had all the money that I spent. Stop now and stay that way believe me, you will be better off.

        • It’s funny that you used that analogy. That is the exact same way that I felt. It’s like losing your best friend. He’s been there with me since I was 15 years old. For 20 years we went through life’s ups and downs. Marriage, kids, jobs he was always there for me to lean on. But on May 17, 2014, one week after my 35th birthday, he died. It has been a rough road, but I know that he had to die, so that I could live. Good luck to everyone trying to quit. Trust me, IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN TOO!!!

          • That’s damned well poetically written. “My Best friend Died so I could live” sounds heroic don’t it?

        • update, well its been 5 and 1/2 months, since I quit. I still want a dip, but not that often. When I get the urge , it comes and then its gone. I probably get it a least once a day. I don’t think about snuff, like I did at the beginning. Never thought that I could go without the snuff, but I can and so can you if you want too. You have to want too.

    • I know right

      • Guys we can all make it. Today I start my fourth week and I feel the fresh air I have been missing. I wake up feeling stronger, people don’t have to cover their noses when I have to speak to them closely. I feel good. My only problem is the nicotine gum I have been using. Immediately after eating the urge to dip comes up so high and until i chew a 4mg gum, I won’t feel fine. I have been using it for almost ten years. I think one of the ways to help one quit is to travel far and stay until you quit. I traveled from my home country Ghana to the US to study in August. The brands of chew tobacco here is not like the one I used so many years ago. It is also more expensive and I think I am wasting money. I decided to quit on my 2016 birthday 1st October and so far so good. Let us all encourage ourselves for better health.
        Can anyone suggest to me how to whiten teeth back, I’m getting embarrassed when i smile in the mirror

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