Welcome and CONGRATS NICOTINE CHEW FREE - it is a battlefield of the MIND - TRUE FACT - in 3 days - ALL nicotine is out of YOUR mouth and out of YOUR body - PHYSICALLY - and after that - it is working out YOUR OWN RENEWING MINDSET - SUGGESTED- is to EDUCATE YOURSELF - about YOUR NICOTINE ADDICTION - one day at a time - by reading information offered FREELY here on this site and reading different blogs with different approaches to COPE with life on life's terms - day by day to STAY a NON chewer - NICOTINE FREE - CONGRATS YOUR - living NICOTINE CHEW FREE - FREEDOM - NO MOUTH cancer or NO lip cancer - yahooooooo - GOOD JOB - staying NICOTINE FREE and NICOTINE ADDICTION has no favorites whether a RECOVERING NICOTINE ADDICT - that use to chew or vape or sucking on death sticks- ALL these different using consequences is cancers - TRUE FACT - it was SUGGESTED - I watch the early death videos at whyquit.com - it's free and HELPED ME get a NEW MINDSET about MY SUCKING DEATH sticks - Bryon video brought ME out of MY denial - didn't even know I was lieing to MYSELF- just sharing MY experience strength of HOPE - please take what HELPS and let go of the rest - thank you
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To Whom it may concern,
I used to chew about a tin every 3-4 days and I was a closet case similar to Sam S. I felt weak for not being able to quit, and I thought it was shameful enough that I did it without many people knowing. Only my close friends knew. However I was lucky enough to get a job that moved me to New Zealand, and then Australia. When I first got here I looked for chewing tobacco but wasn't able to find it. I didn't look too hard though because I was searching for a way to quit for quite some time. I have now been tobacco free for about a year and a half. I will however be heading back to the States in January, and just hope that I will be able to stay tobacco free when I get there. I think it should be easy though. I personally cannot stand the smell of smoke, and I have asthma too, so smoking was and is never an option. However I don't even crave it anymore. I am feeling pretty confident, but only time will tell.
Thank you to everyone who is willing to listen and I hope everyone can be as fortunate/successful with quitting as I have.
I have dipped since I was 17 (am 25 now) off and on. I have never really had a big problem with withdrawals, it is the triggers they talk about on this website. Also, the fact that dip is easier to keep a secret from everyone helps a lot in maintaining the lie that I am nicotine free. I never liked dipping around people so I would smoke in social situations, which I did for a couple of years. Now, I am at least cigarette free however, the dip has got to go. It makes me feel like crap when I do it but when I do not dip for a few days, I feel like something is missing. Its almost turned into this love-hate relationship, or like a bad ex-gf you just can't get out of your head. I am going to try and work on the triggers and see how it helps, I just want to end this cycle.
6 days and counting also i have working hard to keep busy got my crown done and my son glasses today
Hi, I'm new, quit Chewing last week. 2 weeks on Chantix, things great so far....
It's been a bit since this part of the community has been active. No worries, glad you found us and posted. The only person I recognize is DOCmarkC, since I've been managing the community. Perhaps some others( indnprincess , liana3, jay3 and Demando ) will stop by and let us know how they are. Great to hear that you're using Chantix if that will help you stop. We do have Chantix-ers and there is also many who have experience with nicotine addiction in our Conversations. So please don't limit yourself in getting the support you need to just Chewing Tobacco group.
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My primary nic supply was using Skoal original Wintergreen and went to Copenhagen. Wintergreen Long Cut.i use them from the time I get up to bed.
I did smoke whatever brand my wife smoked at the time. But usually just about 4/5 a day. When I did get a pack. I smoked and had a dip at the same time and smoked like a chimney. My lungs and chest hurt like hell and yet I kept going. Having asthma ,ended up in the hospital for pneumonia.
I did quit smoking cigs about 2 years ago but still have nic in control of me.
I am quitting on the 5 of Nov 2019 and can't wait for my new journey to start.
Ronwv How are you doing? I'm not sure how many people are still active in this thread. Hopefully there are a couple that were chewers that have quit and can impart some knowledge from their experiences and share what worked for them and also what didn't.
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I haven't had a dip in 39 days but I use nic mints and I am giving myself approx a month using that and then weaning myself off completely.
Some days are better then others and other days not so good.but,I really stick by the site and read what posts I can find for what I am dealing with at the moment.
Good for you Ron. I think reading blog posts on a regular basis is really helpful for maintaining our quits. You just keep at it!
I see that this group/thread is rather inactive, but I've been looking for something more for chewers, as all the quit smoking sites just feel impersonal to me. So I figured I would post on here to maybe start it back up.
I just set my quit date for October 4th. I am 38 and took my first dip in Jr. High. I chewed Redman and Levi Garrett when I could get it, until that first dip of Copenhagen in high school at the drive in theater. I remember it like it was some kind of life changing event. Oh wait, I guess it was... I've chewed and/or smoked ever since.
I quit chewing and started smoking, then quit smoking and started chewing... I've quit off and on for short periods, but have always given in.
-I want to be healthy
-I want to find out who I really am (I've been feeding myself nicotine for my entire adult life)!
-I want to kiss my wife whenever the opportunity presents!
-I dont want my kids watching me chew anymore!
-I dont want to keep spending the money on this useless crap!
If anyone else is or has been in the same boat, please reply so that we might work through this together.
Yes there are fewer on here who chew but that doesn't mean this can't be a place where you get help and things are personal. I don't know off hand of anyone who has quit chewing and stuck around to pay it forward but I know there are some others who pop in from time to time. KA27 most recently said they were trying to quit chewing tobacco and I've been looking for Ronwv to resurface. I'm sure there are others who are here as well.
And don't count those who have smoked instead of chewed as not helpful to your quit journey. The delivery method of nicotine might be a little different but they might be helpful in helping you overcome.
Glad you're here!
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MJG38 and KA27
I found this additional information for you: Your path to Smokeless Tobacco Freedom | Mayo Clinic
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