Well folks i don’t know where to begin or end. I have made it to 100 days AWESOME. I could not have done it with out the fighting September Samurai, to them i owe a debt of gratitude. But even more to God for seeing me through, miracles still do happen.
In some of the earlier days of my quit when i couldnt focus on any work i started writing thoughts down. then in the last few days i have been refining it as a speech. i hope to present it to youth, or any where some one will listen to what i have to say.
here it is, I hope this will help someone.
This is not a journey it is all out war.
Days quit _____ used for 15 yrs
What is tobacco (mainly from a chewer/dipper point of view)
scientific name Nicotiana tabacum in the “nightshade family”, with coffee, potato, Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant.
(AMOUNTS of nicotine vary and are debated.)
Nightshades and Nicotine
Nightshade foods also contain small amounts of nicotine, especially when unripe.
Nicotine is much higher in tobacco leaves,
Scientists think that nicotine is a natural plant pesticide, although it is unclear exactly how it works to protect plants from invaders.
The amount of nicotine in ripe nightshade foods ranges from 2 to 7 micrograms per kg of food. Nicotine is heat-stable, therefore, it is found in prepared foods such as ketchup and French fries. The health effects of these small doses is not known, but some scientists wonder whether the nicotine content of these foods is why some people describe feeling addicted to them.
However you would have to eat like 300lbs of french-fries to equal 1 cigarette
The nicotine content in a can of dip or snuff is approximately 144 milligrams, which is equal to about 80
cigarettes. In other words, one can of snuff or dip equals about four packs of cigarettes.
Holding one pinch of smokeless tobacco in your mouth for 30 minutes delivers as much nicotine as 3-4 cigarettes.
Lancaster County tobacco field (should be familiar to most)
If you do an internet search you’ll find articles that tell you how “safe” smokeless tobacco is… that couldn’t be further from the truth. They’ll tell you that the real danger to smoking is the “smoke” itself and the tobacco just isn’t that dangerous – LIES!!! Youtube channel dedicated to this.
What we know as of now not good for us. Ongoing researching in the medical field may prove otherwise.
Water analogy water is good to much is bad/drowning used in a wrong way destructive in a good way fire trucks
But for now for me NOWAY.
Where is Tobacco from
Tobacco was grown by American Indians before the Europeans came from England, Spain, France, and Italy to North America. Native Americans smoked tobacco through a pipe for special religious and medical purposes. They did not smoke every day. Tobacco was the first crop grown for money in North America. On October 15, 1492, Christopher Columbus was offered dried tobacco leaves as a gift from the American Indians that he encountered. Soon after, sailors brought tobacco back to Europe, and the plant was being grown all over Europe.
In America Tobacco is entrenched in our history and traditions.
Mail Pouch Barns
Initially, barn owners were paid between $1 and $2 a year for the advertisement, equivalent in 1913 dollars to about $20–$40 today. But more importantly, they received a much desired fresh coat of paint to preserve the integrity of the wood. Mail Pouch painted their message on one or two sides of the barn (depending on viewability from the roadway) and painted the other sides of the barn any color the owner wished. Many of the barns were repainted every few years to maintain the sharp colors of the lettering.
The origin of the term “bullpen” has long been debated in baseball. One popular notion is that the term came from Bull Durham tobacco. At one time most ballparks had ads on the outfield fences and Bull Durham was always near the spot where the relief pitchers warmed up.
SIDE NOTE base ball cards started in cigarette packs
With the rise of cigarettes as another option for tobacco users, advertisers started including images of baseball player in packages, both to help entice buyers to pick their brand, but also to protect the cigarettes from damage. While adults might not have thought much about the cards, kids began collecting them from the packs their fathers might otherwise throw out, leading to the growth of the baseball card industry that would grow (and eventually crash) over the next century. In 1909, Honus Wagner, one of the game’s early greats, would famously tell the American Tobacco Company to take his picture off their packs because he didn’t want to be responsible for influencing young people to smoke. That card, known as the T206 Honus Wagner, would go on to become the most famous baseball card ever, purchased most recently by Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick for $2.8 million in 2007.
Matthew 15:1-9 (KJV)
1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Colossians 2:8 (KJV)
8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
TRADITIONS are not always good.
Tobacco products. Made to look good and marketed to the younger crowd. Flavors. (Comments)
Matthew 7:15 (KJV)
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Matthew 18:5-7 KJV
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
How can someone grow tobacco knowing what the end use of the product will be. Deceiving youth in to an addiction, that most never get out of. (Comments)
But what is in those cans?
Chemicals found in tobacco tins
Some are from the plant some from curing some seem to be added. It doesn’t matter where they came from.
Chewing tobacco contains at least 3,000 identifiable chemicals, including many that you wouldn’t want in your body. Like all forms of tobacco, dip & chew contain nicotine, an addictive drug that gets you hooked on tobacco. at least 28 cancer-causing chemicals have been identified in smokeless tobacco, including:
polonium 210 – a radioactive form of the element polonium
Polonium-210: the hard-to-detect poison that killed Alexander Litvinenko 2006
nitrosamines – the most powerful cancer-causing agents in smokeless tobacco. is used in the manufacture of some cosmetics, pesticides, and in most rubber products.
formaldehyde aka methanal – a chemical found in the fluid used to preserve dead bodies
Nicotine – the addiction
cadmium – a metallic element used in batteries and nuclear reator sheilds
cyanide — used as a pesticide and insecticide (also the suicide pill)
arsenic – a poisonous element used in insecticides
benzene — increases the octane rating of gasoline
Lead — nerve poison, lead poisoning
The use of smokeless tobacco can cause:
Cancer. Chew is a cancer-causing agent, also known as a carcinogen. Cancers are most likely to develop at the site where tobacco is held in the mouth, but it may also include the lips, tongue, cheek, and throat.
Chemical effects on the brain and body
Your brain is made up of billions of nerve cells. They communicate by releasing chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. Each neurotransmitter is like a key that fits into a special “lock,” called a receptor, located on the surface of nerve cells. When a neurotransmitter finds its receptor, it activates the receptor’s nerve cell.
The nicotine molecule is shaped like a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine and its receptors are involved in many functions, including muscle movement, breathing, heart rate, learning, and memory. They also cause the release of other neurotransmitters and hormones that affect your mood, appetite, memory, and more. When nicotine gets into the brain, it attaches to acetylcholine receptors and mimics the actions of acetylcholine.
Nicotine also activates areas of the brain that are involved in producing feelings of pleasure and reward. Recently, scientists discovered that nicotine raises the levels of a neurotransmitter called dopamine in the parts of the brain that produce feelings of pleasure and reward. (such as being intimate with your wife or for a job well done) Dopamine, which is sometimes called the pleasure molecule, is the same neurotransmitter that is involved in addictions to other drugs such as cocaine and heroin. Researchers now believe that this change in dopamine may play a key role in all addictions. This may help explain why it is so hard for people to stop smoking/dipping.
This is like getting a participation trophy. It really doesn’t mean anything yet you still think you deserve it. THOUGHTS
(middle of the road analogy) child playing on the middle of the road.
Tell them, then a Punishment so they will learn.
If you play/walk in the middle of the road long enough people forget or give up on you.
why did I not learn,
I could still get hit getting off the road
Leukoplakia. DIPPERS may develop a condition in which white spots form on the gums, inside of the cheeks, and sometimes on the tongue. It can be caused by the irritation from the tobacco juice, and the disorder can be considered pre-cancerous.
Heart disease. The stimulating effects of nicotine, an organic compound made of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and sometimes oxygen, increase the heart rate and blood pressure and may trigger irregular heartbeats.
Gum and tooth disease. Smokeless tobacco permanently discolors teeth, causes bad breath, and may contribute to tooth loss. Smokeless tobacco contains a lot of sugar which forms an acid that may eat away the tooth enamel, causing cavities and mouth sores. Also, its direct and repeated contact with the gums may cause them to recede.
Galatians 5:19-21 (KJV)
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Full Definition of IDOLATRY
1: the worship of a physical object as a god
2: immoderate attachment or devotion to something
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
19. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
What kind of temple would you fill with deadly chemicals
20. For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
How can you fully glorify God if you are just looking for that next pinch
2 Corinthians 5:10-11The Voice (VOICE)
10 In time we will all stand in judgment before the throne of the Anointed, the Liberating King, to receive what is just for our conduct (whether it be good or bad) while we lived in this temporary body.
11 So because we stand in awe of the one true Lord, we make it our aim to convince all people of the truth of the gospel; God sees who we really are, and I hope in some way that you’ll look deeply into your consciences to see us as well.
If I destroyed this body do I really deserve a new one.
If I was a violin maker and I gave 2 beginner violins, each to a child. Both would be happy, but one treasured and respected it, hated when it got scratched, one soon got bored and beat it up then tried to modify. Who would I be inclined to give a new one too.
Luke 12:7King James Version (KJV)
7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
1. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
We cannot be perfect and that is why God sent his Son Jesus, but we must to the best of our ability keep a clean body. And offer the best we possibly can.
ANALOGY of the arrow (heroin) and the pin (tobacco) arrow can kill instantly but if you stick yourself with a dirty pin everyday you will eventually do damage. Even though you get used to them being there to the point where it hurts more to pull them out then to leave them there.
1 John 2:16
1. For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1 Peter 5:8
8. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
If you are just living for the next dip/fix you are not sober and thinking straight
3 John 1:2
2. Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
James 4:17 (KJV)
17. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
Now you know Please sin no more.
Psalm 51:11-13King James Version (KJV)
11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
NOTE: This piece written by KillTheCan.org forum member carlh20