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The Power of WordsIn the days since I have joined the site and quit I have learned more than I ever thought possible about battling an addiction.  I have read many great posts and blogs on why not to use words like “hope to”, “this quit”, etc, etc.   I think these are the foundation of how you handle your quit.  I suggest there is something else you should add to it, I read posts from quitters new and old about situations in life that we used dip to make us “feel better”.  There is a phrase I have found I need to eliminate to change my mentality, “I’m not going to cave”.  It is my thought that this brings the thought back into your head of making dip an option.  I don’t even want to think about it being an option to deal with anything anymore.  For me, I need to remove the thought of nicotine completely out of my mind.  It is not an option to deal with anything, it is not a part of your life anymore so I don’t associate it with any part of my life.  I know I am not going to give in, it is no longer an option.  I do what I need to do to get through, I talk, type, exercise, whatever but nicotine is not part of the discussion anymore.  Nicotine, we fought hard to get rid of you, you are not invited to anymore of our conversations.

NOTE: This piece written by forum member klark

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  1. This is a great distinction klark and I’m really glad you brought it up. Dip quit simply is NO LONGER an option. Period. I like to think about it as if dip was never even invented and it’s never come to market. There is no chew rack.

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