Planning Your Quit – Are You Ready To Quit Dipping?

KillTheCan LogoDear Reader,

Are you sitting there clicking through our site wishing you were quit? Are you waiting for “THE” day to arrive in which the time has come, and the quit happens now? Perhaps you are waiting for some meds to kick in, to help you handle the stress of quitting. Perhaps you are waiting for that can in your pocket to become empty. Maybe you want to start your quit on a Monday, maybe a Friday. Whatever the reason is, the fact remains that you are not yet quit.

We welcome you to our site. Let’s be clear about something though. This site is for quitters. Posting on our forum’s quit groups and posting in the Wildcard sections are reserved for people who do not have tobacco or nicotine flowing in their mouths, veins, or through their lungs for that matter.

Why do we do this? Well, it really comes down to respect. We have men and women who are fighting a battle to kick this deadly habit to the ground and it really wouldn’t be right or fair for someone with a lip full of dip to be posting with them. As one quitter put it, that would be like bringing a 6 pack to an AA meeting.

Let me be crystal clear – the best time to quit is right now. Throw that can away; flush the contents down the toilet. Barring that, until you make this move for yourself, we ask that you respect our site and the quitters on the site, and don’t post in the quit groups or wildcard topics.

That doesn’t mean you have to leave.  Far from it!  Please feel free to leave a comment on any page of the site (SPAM will be deleted), post in the General Discussion. Ask questions, start making contacts. Learn. Post in the Introductions area. Many quitters will respond to you in both of these areas. We also have a live chat room where you can get instant support. When you are ready and have made your decision, find your quit group and post up. It will be a day you never forget.

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  1. Just passed day one of no chew. Have cut back last two weeks from can every 2 days to a can could have lasted 10 days. First 24 hours haven’t been to bad yet but last couple weeks were hard at times. I will get passed this addiction and never take another dip. Started at 13 now 36 its kind of part of me but i will stay off the crap. I think chewing could be bad for the heart also, dont hear people talking bout that much.

    • John it was great to read your post. I am also on day one. I too started at 13 and am 37 years old. We can do this.

  2. Going on day 2 with out taking a dip I think about it but than think of my family. Wife and kids are a way better addiction to have so I’m going at this head on and kickING chews as that’s right I’m a tough guy who’s training to be a chuck norris

  3. you should really check your analogy. from my experience, if a man walked into an AA meeting with a 6 pack he just became the most important person in said meeting.

  4. This will be around my 5th or 7th time trying to quit dipping. About to turn 20 later this month and really want to quit so I actually have a better future. Took my first dip on my 17th birthday and did it on and off. around my 18th birthday and just starting college that’s when I really did it every day or so. Then I went through a can every week or 2 weeks now I’m almost doing a can a day. I hate this stuff and always dread having to put in a dip or pouch every single day.

  5. this fucking sucks, why do i put myself through this torture, this is my 3rd time trying to quit, i quite for a year, and somehow got it back, and i knew what i would go through. Now i remember why i keep trying, my wife and kids.

  6. Well I’m on day 4 of quitting do you of you have any tips that would help of not getting the idea in my head of wanting a dip

  7. Going on day 5. I play lacrosse in college and every day coming back into the locker room after practice we’d pack and leave. On buses to games we pack tins like it was our job. It got to the point where I knew I had to quit. I had basically been addicted to dipping since freshman year of college and I’m a junior now. It got to the point where I needed any form of nicotine I could get my hands on. After going through a tin in two days and smoking a whole pack of cigs with my buddy in one night I decided it was time. Not just for me but for my future. My future family my family that I have now. I don’t want them or anyone I might meet in the future to see me fighting this addiction day by day. This addiction was all my fault; parents, friends, almost everyone told me never to start it and reluctantly I didn’t listen to them and look what happened. I’ve spent way too much on tobacco products that could’ve easily gone towards something else. This addiction has cost me way too much already in just 3 years that I have been dipping and 4 days ago I decided I was through with it.

  8. Rap Game Harry Kane

    On day 6. I’m 25 and my girlfriend of 4.5 years left me two months ago after I moved away to start graduate school. I had worked for 3 years previously in NYC. I was a lacrosse player and always thought dipping was a goofy habit I kept on the side. Sometimes you can’t distinguish between the happiness that comes from the familiarity of packing the tin versus the happiness that’s a result of an addiction. I realize now that I was an addict and that’s hard to admit to yourself. I am drawing courage from the very fact that I should be at a low point in my life after being dumped and charting a new career path by myself, but I am choosing to trudge on. I’m reminded of a quote from Catch Me If You Can that says a mouse drowning in cream can either die or churn so hard it turns the cream to butter and he can climb out. Right now I’m churning as hard as I can.

  9. I WANT TO FREAKING QUIT!!! My 3 year old is spitting on the ground every time I do, my 7 year old always brings me empty bottles and asks if I need it before he throws it away, my wife is promising “once a week” if I quit, there’s always that worry of face cancer….I’m just ready. I can’t kill the urges, the habit of saying “two grizzly wintergreen pouches please” every time I stop to get gas, I spilled a spit bottle in my Jeep TJ carpet….I’m ready to give it up…someone help a brother out. I’ve tried the fake dip in long cut and pouches and that crap is unbeknowingly equivalent to sucking on a turd. How did yall quit and stay there? I quit for 3 months once with the help of the Nicorette pill looking things but I got them for free through dipstop. They ran out and are expensive as hell. ANY advise is greatly appreciated.

  10. Starting day three. Haven’t chewed so much gum in years. Trying anything to keep random food out of my mouth. Feel the weight gain, sluggishness, spaciness, lack of motivation creeping all around me.

  11. what is out there for chewing tobacco instead of dip…are these product the same..i never used snuff?

  12. Well, I am on day 91, How about you? Bring it! prove me wrong.

  13. Well Hell guys, here is the thing, since I started my quit, (day 80 in 30 minutes) I been here barking around to the four winds how shitty this endeavor has been for me, but as I read more of yall’s stories I know you guys are getting the raw deal as well. By bitching and kicking everyday we’ve been able to dodge the bitch bullet, that’s heroic boys. I said it before and I am saying it now, tough guys chew on that shit, but it takes a Chuck Norris caliber of a dude to quit. We are there quitters, We are freaking there, we reached that level of bad assness (if its a word).
    Now along the way I called out and challenged some tough dudes to join us in the quit and test their toughness, well hell, some did as a matter of fact three bad asses took the challenge that I am aware of. JOEY (THE LIPSKI) CARNS, Brandon and Now Rick are on their way through hell like we all did it. Crazy motherfuckers!! but I applaud them for having the guts to take on the challenge.
    If you are reading this post and got the guts to start the quit, DO IT!! quit pussy footing around and start, START!! I DARE you to go through those three fucking days of Hell.

    • Cocky little bastard I was last year, I am back humble and with more wisdom. We all get our chance to stop. No one makes that decision, but you.

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