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11-04-2019, 11:19 AM
Recently decided to end my decade long addiction with dipping tobacco. I was dipping a can a day at work on night shift of pouches when I quit, and the same in longcut on weekends. First week was rough at work. Found these CannaDip Hemp CBD pouches as a replacement, (below 0.3% THC, Federally Legal) and they have been a huge help. Honestly these have helped more than the ecigs, nicotine gum etc. Sick of being a slave to tobacco, that was destroying my health, and teeth. Anyone here ever kicked a tobacco habit to the wind that may have some advice for long-term staying quit?

Mr. Anthony
11-04-2019, 11:47 AM
No advice, except discipline beats motivation, and this is something you NEED to do.

chad newton
11-04-2019, 12:05 PM
Damn, I quit for about a year once. Stick with it, I didn’t. Biggest thing about chewing is you probability won’t get cancer, but you will loose all of your teeth... I doubt I will be able to quit for good, I started when I was about 14, I’m 38. Cope or camels.... stick with it bro, it’s fucking hard...

11-04-2019, 06:45 PM
I chewed for 20 years, knock on wood no cancer yet. I went cold turkey 15 years ago, never looked back.

Made my self a bargain, if I could quit for a year I would have saved more than enough money to buy a new weapon. Been a great deal ever since

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11-04-2019, 08:55 PM
I quit Red Man in 2004. Only had one relapse in 2007 after a real bad day at work. Just quit cold turkey for the wife and kids.

I get the occasional hankering for a chew every now and then, even after 15 years.

11-05-2019, 03:51 AM
Congratulations. Stick with it. I out down my casual tobacco use after i met my new wife.

My ex father in law quit alcohol cold turkey one day after years of being a hard core alcoholic and never relapsed until he was on his death bed with a couple cancers and copd. He never could quit smoking though.

Stick with it!

11-05-2019, 06:49 AM
I quit dipping in August 2001 after dipping for 10 years. Spit a dip out at night, get a dip when I woke up the next day. And I like you was going through about a can a day.

I quit cold turkey after I had bad shooting performance at the ASA Classic in Atlanta. I decided I was going to do everything in my power to shoot the very best from that point forward.

The only thing I did when thinking about a dip was telling myself that was not part of my life any more. No "just one dip" or any other excuse to get a dip. It was no longer part of my life. I haven't had a dip since 2001. I use this mindset in other aspects of my life too.

Good luck to you.

macho mouse
11-05-2019, 08:28 AM
The only way that I could quit tobacco was to quit drinking beer. Every time I opened that first beer and had that first drink, I would nearly beat myself to death trying to find that can of Copenhagen. That was the association I had and in order to break one habit, I had to break them both. Really, I am glad I had the link in my mind because giving up both was a very good thing.

Bob F.
11-05-2019, 08:34 PM
Congrats, you've pretty much got it beat now.

11-06-2019, 03:56 PM
Anytime one can end an addiction, it's a good thing.


11-07-2019, 02:59 PM
I chewed for 20 years before quitting cold turkey 9 years ago, and have zero regrets (healthier gums, less reflux, etc). Meanest monkey I’ve ever had to beat off my back.

Not gonna lie though, I want a dip of Copenhagen as bad today as I did nine years ago.

You’re well on your way past the hard part- Congratulations on your decision, stay strong!

11-20-2019, 04:22 AM
Thanks everyone, still off the dip, gums are definitely starting to feel better! I think if I can go 6 months, I will treat myself to a new compact or subcompact CZ.

11-20-2019, 04:27 AM
Well done.

Nothing works like rewards-based learning.

'Less it's fear and nausea. Whoa!

11-20-2019, 04:32 AM
Just one mans experience.

I quit smoking cold turkey about 15 years ago. At that time I was going through a pack of lucky strikes (filterless) in a 12 hour shift. Two things that helped were sunflower seeds (still in shell) so for the first month I was on a bag a day habit of those lol. Second thing was when i hit four months I bought a pack of luckys and chained 4 in a row.

The only time ive felt sicker was when i accidentally swallowed the cut off my great grandfathers plug of chew, that he gave me when I was about eight (which is what gave me the idea in the first place).

From that point on ZERO desire to have a cigarette. Folks can smoke them around me and it doesnt bother me. It doesnt affect the occassional cigar I have at choir practice or a the deer camp. I havent looked back since then.

I dont know if swallowing dip would have the same effect of not.

7 Mary 3
11-29-2019, 03:24 PM
I quit smoking years ago and havent dipped in years

Ive found with both there is the physical habit that lasts longer then the chemical part.

Sunflower seeds may help with the mouth habit.


11-29-2019, 09:56 PM
Whatever youre doing today to not dio, keep doing it. Take it one day at a time. Your just not gonna partake in tobacco today.

Steven Spaugh
12-01-2019, 11:20 AM
I smoked for 18 years, 1 1/2 - 2 packs a day. I quit 27 years ago. Now, even the smell of it makes me sick.

Get your teeth cleaned. Drink lots of water. Eat fresh veggies. Avoid sugar, and alcohol.https://duckduckgo.com/i/43500e06.png (https://duckduckgo.com/l/?kh=-1&uddg=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FAlcoh ol)

My reward, once I knew I had really quit, was a 21 speed bicycle. I wanted something that would help the heart and lungs get healthy.

Never go back.

12-02-2019, 09:40 AM
Good luck. I quit 5 years ago and think about having a lip of Kodak every day.

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Greg Nichols
12-02-2019, 09:46 AM
I dont know if swallowing dip would have the same effect of not.

Not me, I gut it most of the time anyway.

chad newton
12-02-2019, 10:19 AM
Not me, I gut it most of the time anyway.
I do too, small dips that way you aren’t wasting any lol.... My problem is my gums started getting f???ed up so I had to switch back to smoking. I feel better chewing, that’s for sure....