This question comes up quite often in many different forms. Many people have finally made their decision to quit (or at least they think they have) and now they’re in ‘research mode’. They have attempted to quit on one or many occasions and have come to the realization that it’s not at easy as they thought it may be. One such question (and my answer) is below. And while I realize my answer may be a bit off putting to some, I can’t tell you how much I applaud this person for asking the question in the first place. They’re looking for answers and a solution to their addiction. PROUD to be around that type of thinking. You’ll find it in spades here at KTC. Cheers!
I started dipping Copenhagen long cut about about 10 years ago, then moved to Copenhagen pouches about 5 years ago. I’ve tried quitting several time using fake dip, gum, and lozenges and nothing has seemed to be a replacement that has helped. Longest I’ve gone quitting is 3 weeks. Is there any safe alternative that contain nicotine that may help or has anybody gone through this and found an alternative method that worked for them?
You’re looking for a ‘silver bullet’ that will make quitting ‘easy’. I hate to break it to you, but it doesn’t exist. There are no alternatives out there, whether they contain nicotine or not, that will make it ‘easy’.
You are addicted to nicotine. So, if you want to be FREE from nicotine (I’m assuming this is the case since you’re posting on this site) then your FIRST priority should be to REMOVE ALL NICOTINE FROM YOUR SYSTEM. This includes any alternative (or gum, or patch) that contains nicotine.
Will you suffer withdrawal? Most likely. BUT, cold turkey, IE TOTAL ABSTINENCE FROM NICOTINE, is your quickest way to freedom.
Now… you ask if I’ve found an alternative method that has worked. Luckily the answer that THAT question is a definitive YES. I found a support system – KillTheCan. I give my word every single day that I will not use tobacco or nicotine. I uphold that promise. And I repeat that process every single day. That process has worked for 5,754 days and counting.
I used copious amounts of ‘fake dip’ along the way – but it was always 100% tobacco AND nicotine free varieties. They work to allow you to continue the ACT of chewing but since they contain no nicotine they’re not going to give your body what it’s craving – nicotine. That’s when I lean on my brothers and sisters at KTC. They know what I’m going through. Cause they are too.
I’d urge you to take a look at this: What To Expect When You Quit Dipping. It’s a remarkably accurate timeline that has been put together with the input of thousands of quitters over the years. It will give you a great understanding of what you can expect (once you go NICOTINE FREE) in the first 100 days of your quit.
I’d also urge you, when you’re ready, to join our DISCORD server – https://www.killthecan.org/discord/ – think of it like live chat on steroids. 24/7 support, accountability and brotherhood.
Probably far more of an answer than you were looking for, but that’s the truth.