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Old 10-20-2018, 01:00 PM
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Old 10-20-2018, 01:09 PM
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Hang in there kln, you can do it. If I can, then anybody can.
Smoked and chewed tobacco since 16. One day I decided that I was tired of waking up every morning coughing and hacking, so I quit smoking. Easy. The chewing part is what got me. I was 26 then.
I quit chewing at 38. The nicotine withdrawals were bad but also there are habits that go along with tobacco use. Like that first chew of the day with a cup of coffee. Dr. gave me a prescription for the nicotine patches. I used them for a couple of weeks and then threw them away. Still tobacco free today at 60. I used to say all the time that I couldn't wait
until I got retirement age and I was going to pick it back up but the cravings finally went away and the thought of a chew now makes me gag.
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Old 10-20-2018, 01:37 PM
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Old 10-21-2018, 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by kln View Post
I'm on day 4 Copenhagen free. First 3 were a breeze. Been taking advice from y'alls other threads. Candy, sunflower seeds. But I can already tell today's going to be a hard one!
Nicotine gum makes it easy. I quit chew 15 years ago and have spent 5 or 6 grand on gum since and have enjoyed every piece more then I enjoyed the chew.
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:47 AM
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I quit after 30+ years.
Nicotine gum was a big help, after about 6 months I tapered off that.
Cinnamon flavored gum helps.
That beef jerky that is ground up and sold in a round can the size of Copenhagen, big help, but very salty, not something you want to do long term.
Also they make ground up mint leaves in a can.
Those 2 are good because you really miss something in your lip
3 years later a big pinch of chew still seemed like a good idea
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:44 PM
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As I have asked before on these quitting threads.....if it makes you sick the first time you do it than why in the f do you continue knowing it's so addictive? One of my fishing buddies quit by using some kind of shredded product that wasn't tobacco. Along with this stuff he chewed the nicotine gum and he was able to quit but it took more than a year for the craving to go away. He still uses the same substitute product....sorry but I don't recall what the product is. If you are interested I can find out for you.
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by RussH View Post
As I have asked before on these quitting threads.....if it makes you sick the first time you do it than why in the f do you continue knowing it's so addictive? One of my fishing buddies quit by using some kind of shredded product that wasn't tobacco. Along with this stuff he chewed the nicotine gum and he was able to quit but it took more than a year for the craving to go away. He still uses the same substitute product....sorry but I don't recall what the product is. If you are interested I can find out for you.
Russ, for me my story was I was young (13), thought I was cool. Even though it was gross, it gave me a hell of a buzz/head rush back then. After not too much time it doesn't make you sick anymore but by then you are addicted chemically.
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Old 10-21-2018, 04:04 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 can’t 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.
I have had the same experience with sleep as you. I'm far from normal so I can't begin to even attempt to speak on that!

I'm a bit of a drinker. I went last Sunday to Friday without a drop doubled down with the no dip. Looking back. It was a good week!

I still haven't had a dip of cope. I did grab a tin of the smokey .mountain on Thursday. Went through it all. It definitely helped with the craving for having a little burn in the lip. I bought another can Friday after work and haven't opened it.

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Donnas voice sounds like two cats with their tails tied together and thrown over a clothesline.

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Originally Posted by kln View Post
I have had the same experience with sleep as you. I'm far from normal so I can't begin to even attempt to speak on that!

I'm a bit of a drinker. I went last Sunday to Friday without a drop doubled down with the no dip. Looking back. It was a good week!

I still haven't had a dip of cope. I did grab a tin of the smokey .mountain on Thursday. Went through it all. It definitely helped with the craving for having a little burn in the lip. I bought another can Friday after work and haven't opened it.



Donnas voice sounds like two cats with their tails tied together and thrown over a clothesline.
Haha. I know, but her pitch was damn near perfect. I think their vocals improved greatly because of that.
I know of no fan who misses her caterwauling though.

If you ever need a teachable moment for over singing, that is tops.
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