Hello, I am a new member from Middle TN. I am 35 and have been using snuff tobacco since I was 14. When I started it was as much for being rebellious or "feeling like a man" than any other reason. Twenty-one years later rebellion has become addiction. A lot of time and my ways of thinking have changed greatly since 14, but the tobacco is still a part of my life. There are a lot of "remedies" available for smokers, I haven't found any exclusive to oral tobacco. Do any of you men have useful suggestions that I may explore, particularly interested to hear from those of you who may have kicked the habit. It's past time for me to address this issue for health, professional and family leadership reasons.

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That link isn't working, Jon. Though it might just be me.

Hello, I am in a similar situation. I quit smoking for my daughter when she had RSV as a baby. Unfortunately, I quit smoking by dipping. I have always hated dipping, and still do despite having grizzly wg on me at all times.. I thought since I hated it it would be easier to quit. Yeah, I was dumb.

Anyway, I start my journey to quitting tomorrow. I am going to use BaccOff which is a product that looks like dip but is made from tea leaves and other such natural substances. Some even have caffeine in them to mimic the energy boost. I forgot to mention a bit of pepper to imitate the burn. Anyway, I'm going to mix half a dip of that with half of a real dip and taper down the amount of reap dip until I quit. There are many kinds of the imitation product, Hooch is the.only other one I can think of at the moment. Anyway, sorry if.I'm hard.to follow,.I'm up past my bedtime. Hope this helped, good luck sorry.
Hi Chris. I have successfully quit snuff. I dipped for many years and I absolutely loved it. I was 40 yrs old at the time. It was Dec 31, 2011 and I decided that I was too old and had been using for way too long. I decided that I no longer wanted to take that particular risk with my health. My plan was to be dip-free starting 1/1/12.

Let me say that I was a dipper of the worst sort. I was one who had to have a dip to do anything. I had to dip while doing yard work, watching tv, helping around the house, taking a shower, even using the bathroom.

Well, I had 2/3 of a can of Copenhagen wintergreen long cut left for New Year Day. So, I allowed myself to use that one last day to finish that can. Starting the 2nd, I was dip-free. I had made up my mind that I was finished and would not have another dip.

I did find myself craving dips throughout the days. The cravings only lasted a minute or so at a time. Just long enough until I my mind went to something else. But I knew I would stick to my guns. After a few weeks passed by, enough time to be considered substantial, I began having occasional dreams where I would dipping. I would feel so guilty during those dreams. When I would wake up from one of those it was like waking up from a nightmare. I was so glad it was over. I probably had 1 or 2 of those dreams per month for about 5 or 6 months.

Now I am 1 1/2 years dip-free and I NEVER crave anymore. It was strictly mind over matter. No tricks, aids, or gimmicks.

I would like to say that anyone can do it but maybe that's not the case. Good luck to you and wish the same success I had.

For me I had to set a goal that required not using tobacco and have a touchstone person.

I wanted do martial arts.  So I needed the extra capacity robbed of me by tobacco and called my girlfriend to just say hi and talk for the period I would have smoked.

The not being a smoker does not change what it does to your heart and body much.

If you set a goal you want to do that requires a trade of habit I think it helps.  Perhaps take up swimming or some such.  As to what to do for the oral habit you built.  Sugar free gum? 

Thank you, men, for sharing your experiences. Inspiring testimonies, I am digesting you all's input and advice and plan to implement some of these ideas in my journey to lay down the can. Hambone21, your story is particularly inspiring, I commend you. I would ashamedly challenge you as "Dipper of the worst kind", ever dip snuff in your sleep? You have proven your manliness and ultimately I'd like to say I quit because my will is stronger than my desire.

Thanks. And no I have never slept with a dip but I have dozed off for a few minutes with one. You got me there! Have you ever needed a dip before a trip to the john and then nearly mess yourself because you couldn't find your can?

Switch to cigars that are too expensive to smoke more than once a day.


JB

Looking to quit m self, been telling my self that the past 4 years, but I really want to give it another shot. I tried switching to pouches to try weaning my self off, but that just made it easier to hide it, and I'd put a pouch in before bed and sleep with it in, crazy dreams like that.

Wondered how quitting went, I've tried eating it.. literally... I puked fer a spell went without for a month but got pulled right back in. Managed a week last year, but the with drawl got to me, punched my windshield and it cracked, and yelled at a close friend n she was just trying to help.

So suggestions welcome, I've tried chewing gum, cold turkey, sun flower seeds etc.

I've been dipping for years. And Do not plan to quit.

I stopped chewing simply because I found it disgusting, even when I was packing a dip. I'm back to nicotine in the form of e-cigs (I'm a raving psychopath without it) but I was clean for almost a year after quitting chew. Nicotine gum helped me through that, and stepping down the dosage can help you a lot. It also may help if you find something you enjoy more as an occasional indulgence, like good cigars or a pipe. I limit myself to one Syrian Latakia hand-roll per week, when I'm driving home from a 48-hour shift. Hope this helps, my man. Keep up the resolve!

+1

I never had a problem quitting tobacco (cigs), the hard part was not having the "next one". ;-)

My point is, it is simply a case of mind over matter.  One really has to want to quit.

I smoked 3 packs a day for over 20 years and tried quitting more times than I can remember.  I tried gum and the patch to no avail.  It just came to the point where I got so disgusted with the habit that I committed to quitting - cold turkey.  Have not had another cig for 17 years now and have no desire to take it back up.   

For me, the toughest aspects of quitting cigs was that I could not think straight for about 2 weeks ( the average time it takes to purge the Nicotine from one's system) and to ignore the cravings.  As time progressed the duration of the cravings tapered off.

Wishing you success.

(FULL DISCLOSURE:  For the last couple of years, I will occasionally smoke a pipe or cigar.  It's only about 2-3 times per week.  Still have no desire to go back to cigs)

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