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