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Old 10-16-2018, 05:10 PM
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One more thing. When I told my doctor my granddaddy chewed from the 5th grade till his death at 93, the doctor said, that wasn't the tobacco they grow today. Something to consider.
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:39 PM
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Thanks all! The support is much appreciated! Another day down! I struggled pretty hard until about 2:00 today and felt like I got over today's hump. Tommorow another one.
Keep going!

Just think, that relationship is over. Thatís what it is.
Always making sure you have enough when doing things or going out of town. Always need a place to spit. Always making sure you know where you can buy some if you need it. Do it long enough and you stop smiling.

Sound familiar at all? Thatís all over with now.
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:00 PM
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Jan 29th 2012. I remember that day like it was yesterday. I dipped Copenhagen since I was 14. THE hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Quit cold turkey. It ruined my guts. To this day I deal with GERD, had heart burn my whole life. But I love that stuff! I could pick it up today like I never sat it down. Good luck!
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:05 PM
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Chewed Cope since 14-15 , finally had enough 3 years ago ...

KEEP GOING , Acid reflux went away as well as a host of other ailments , I'm 48 now ..!

Your life will be better without it man.

GOOD LUCK , Stay Strong
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:37 PM
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I can see that just about everyone on here has more willpower than I. There is no way in hell that I could have quit just by force of will alone. No way! For me, what worked was the nicotine patches. I think the instructions say to stay on the first phase 21mg patches for 4 weeks. I was on the 21mg patches for nearly a year!

Good luck and stay the course. Take the easy route, eliminate the suffering as much as possible, and enjoy life with dip! It's much better.

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Old 10-16-2018, 09:46 PM
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Dipped since 16 (29 now) About a month ago I tried quitting for the first time ever. Made it three weeks cold turkey. No crutches, days 4-7 were the worst. Had a shit day at work grabbed a can lunch, for just one dip. Picked it right back up. That just one will get you.

Thanks for making the post. Gave me the reminder I need to quit. If you get through this first week the worst is over with.

Anyone else notice they fell asleep much easier and slept better?
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:20 AM
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Dipped since 16 (29 now) About a month ago I tried quitting for the first time ever. Made it three weeks cold turkey. No crutches, days 4-7 were the worst. Had a shit day at work grabbed a can lunch, for just one dip. Picked it right back up. That just one will get you.

Thanks for making the post. Gave me the reminder I need to quit. If you get through this first week the worst is over with.

Anyone else notice they fell asleep much easier and slept better?
Josh If you are serious about quitting then please check out killthecan.org It worked wonders for me. You have to post your promise not to use nicotine every morning in a group of others quitting at the same time as you. The extra accountability and not wanting to let my quit brothers and sisters down has gotten me from cold turkey to 597 days. Now is the time to quit, take charge, let's go!!!!!!
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:38 AM
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Quit for about 13 years now. Took a little while for the cravings to go completely away. One of the best things I ever did was quit snuff. Wake up call was when I got my kid out of his crib and put him in the truck after I had been drinking because I had to go to the store and get snuff.
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:43 AM
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I have been quit for a month or so now, i was doing 2 cans of Cope a day. Quit cold turkey but i also ordered Grinds, little pouches with flavored coffee grounds. They have helped a bunch and a can last me 2-3 days
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted by joshd472 View Post
Dipped since 16 (29 now) About a month ago I tried quitting for the first time ever. Made it three weeks cold turkey. No crutches, days 4-7 were the worst. Had a shit day at work grabbed a can lunch, for just one dip. Picked it right back up. That just one will get you.

Thanks for making the post. Gave me the reminder I need to quit. If you get through this first week the worst is over with.

Anyone else notice they fell asleep much easier and slept better?
Well no day like today! This morning started out easier than yesterday. Switched to chewing gum for the day for a change.

Last two nights I havent slept worth a damn. Up just waking up every hour or two. (Which is very unlike me) It wasn't uncommon for me to fall asleep for a nap on the weekend with a dip in and wake up an hour or two later!
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:08 AM
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Iím a little over two months Copenhagen-free myself. Hang in there! Youíll have good and bad days, you just need to stay strong. I hope these type threads help others to quit.
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:53 AM
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One thing that used to help me was the knowledge that when I woke up the next morning I would thank God for not having a soar throat because I had gone to sleep with a dip in again.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:28 AM
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Quit March 5, 2018 cold turkey after 34 years of dipping Copenhagen. It was and is a daily goal to make it through another day without dipping. The cravings do fade over time, I donít think about it much anymore but when the cravings or idea comes it takes a few minutes for it to pass. About a month ago, I ordered Jakes mint pouches cinnamon for a fishing trip. These are tobacco, nicotine free pouches or chew. I went through three cans in about a month. They worked to eliminate the need to have something in my lip while fishing. Good luck and take it one day at a time. Use a calendar to keep marking off the days that you have been tobacco free, gives you a sense of accomplishment and on to the next day.

FYI, after about a month of not using tobacco/nicotine the food cravings kicked in and I had a hell of a time in controlling my appetite almost to the point where I was like I am getting fat because I quit dipping, screw that I will start dipping again. No donít do that ! I would rather be a few lbs over weight than dead. I have now been able to get back to losing the lbs I put on over the last seven months but I did gain 25lbs. Yeah that sucked but it is worth the fact that I am no longer a slave to nicotine.

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Old 10-17-2018, 06:34 AM
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I realize it's an addiction but this has to be the most dangerous way to satisfy a nicotine craving.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:43 AM
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I don’t know anymore if it is anymore dangerous than puffing on an e cig that has god knows what in it. The youth of today are all using these things under the impression that it is a safe alternative to cigs. I can’t see how inhaling a oil into your lungs is good for you at all. The tobacco industry has been under huge scrutiny for decades you would think the tobacco products of today would be safer than those of yesterday but who knows.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:49 AM
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I donít know anymore if it is anymore dangerous than puffing on an e cig that has god knows what in it. The youth of today are all using these things under the impression that it is a safe alternative to cigs. I canít see how inhaling a oil into your lungs is good for you at all. The tobacco industry has been under huge scrutiny for decades you would think the tobacco products of today would be safer than those of yesterday but who knows.
Not a fan of vaping either. I just think having it constantly in your mouth would be way more exposure to everything bad in it.
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:53 AM
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My story is I dipped hard core for about 20 years from 8th grade 'til our 4yo daughter was diagnosed with cancer in 2004. Quit cold turkey with a promise to myself and my family that I would never touch the stuff again.

Fast forward 14 years, she's a senior looking at colleges, and I have never had a dip since. Worked out pretty well for all of us.

You can do it. The cravings will subside.

As for the young man joshd472 above - I was you. Don't wait for some life-changing event to quit. We've all seen the guys that have had half their face removed due to cancer...
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:00 AM
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I quit Skoal 9 weeks ago after 35 years of dipping.
Smokey Mountain herbal snuff helps a lot, and I also use Jack Links beef jerky dip.
For those with GERD, how long did it take for the GERD symptoms to diminish?
Mine is no better now, and none of the medications seem to do much.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:02 AM
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And I thought this was a thread about travel.
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Old 10-20-2018, 12:51 PM
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I am with all of you. Dipped on and off for a while, then dipped in the closet for a long time. Nobody knew I did it. Quit a few times but this time I am 52 days clean and feel amazing.

i used to sleep like a log, now some nights I find myself watching the clock. I might wake up at 2 AM wide awake, then 3, 4 and 5 I just get out of bed. The catch is I feel much more rested even though I am waking up constantly. Go to bed at 11 wake up at 5 and feel like I slept for a month.

Also I canít hold my liquor worth a hoot anymore. Just a month ago I could hang with the best of them. Now I have a couple drinks and all bets are off.

Is this normal?

Maybe I should just embrace the fact that I can get drunk off of 3 beers and run wide open on 3 hours of sleep.
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