I ran across a great question the other day here in the comments and wanted to pass it along.
If the FDA or some other Government said without a doubt dipping does not increase or cause your risk of mouth or throat cancer would you still quit?
I responded to the comment on the page but I wanted to elaborate a bit more here and possible get some other points of view.
While I won’t speak for anyone else, knowing how I personally felt when I quit and how much better I feel now my answer would absolutely be YES. I would still quit. Freedom is an amazing thing.
I’ve often said that quitting dip damn near killed me. And while I certainly was worried many, MANY times about cancer, the things that I was dealing with in my quit weren’t really cancer type things. Sure, I had the mouth sores that so many quitters experience but I also deal with sleep issues, acid reflux issues, cognitive issues, anxiety and a slew of others. Have you ever felt like your jaw was going to crawl off your face because I was tingling so bad? I did.
And I know this isn’t the point of the question but just because the “government” tells me something doesn’t mean I’m going to believe it. In fact… it might make me not believe it. But I digress.
So if I found out if dipping didn’t lead to cancer would I still quit? Hell yes.