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Old 10-16-2018, 05:11 AM
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Default another quitting copenhagen.

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!
Old 10-16-2018, 05:28 AM
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Congratulations on snuff free days. I quit Copenhagen cold turkey after more than 30 years, no crutches and no Chantix. Find something to occupy your mind. You can do it, just take it one step at a time, you are a bigger/better person than that little can. All are good sayings about quitting but in the end you are the ultimate decisive factor, if you truly want to quit you will.

Just quit, lay it down and don't look back, you'll be a better man for it and will feel good about yourself to boot.
Old 10-16-2018, 05:37 AM
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Keep at it it. I chewed for 15 years and quit not easy but worth it. Hang in there it will get better.
Old 10-16-2018, 05:52 AM
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You can do it.

I walked away from it after 23 years. 6 years clean. Life is much better without it.

I used nicorette gum for the first few weeks when I was having a bad day.
Old 10-16-2018, 06:25 AM
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It was tough. I used the ground up mint snuff when it really got bad just to get over those first weeks. So worth it though.
Old 10-16-2018, 06:31 AM
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Thanks guys! First few days I was missing the ritual of dipping. Feels like today it's the nicotine.

Going to keep working and keep on trucking along without it!
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Keep going, it's well worth it! 40 years without nicotine now and man it was hard! Took 10 years to completely be free of cravings - atthis point for you its just the habit that is the tough thing to break. For me there were so many things that required a cigarette afterwards - big dump, cup of coffee, breakfast , lunch, etc. It's very hard. You are doing something hard, very very hard so don't be discouraged, it is WORTH IT!
Old 10-16-2018, 06:48 AM
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I quit for like a month. Had a bad day at work and went and bought a can at lunch. Dipped a few and got so disgusted with my weakness. Quit again for 2 days went home and got my can and took one. Really let my self have it. THEN

I figured out that with anything else if I could control my mind my body would follow. Every time I sat down and that can wasn't in my back pocket something was missing and I started to think about it. I carried a half full can in my pocket for 3 months. Of course we all know it looked like saw dust but the point was I had to have that can in my pocket so that I didn't change my routine. That's just what worked for me. Sometimes it's still a struggle especially when the fish aren't biting
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Congrats. Day 288 for me. Stay strong.
Old 10-16-2018, 10:13 AM
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Chewed for 10 years. I’ve been off it for almost 2 years now. I couldn’t do sun flower seeds or gum or fake snuff. It just made we want it to chew even more. Since I quit I only touched it once and instantly spit it out and dumped the tin. When I’m driving is when I crave it the most, now I just drive with a thermos of hot coffee all the time and don’t even think about it. Hang in there it only gets easier.
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Hang in there! Altooids mints helped me when I threw it down 15 years ago. I had been using it for almost 25 years when I quit. Started chewing at age 10 it was a southern tradition back in the day. Took a good 5-7 years before all the cravings pretty much go away.
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Way to go man! Proud of ya! Hang in there. I've been dip free since Jan 2nd. Wouldnt change it for anything
Old 10-16-2018, 04:08 PM
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Dipped and chewed for 20 years. In 1997 I went to the doctor with warm and swollen neck. Doctor looked at it and said it doesn't look good. 8 biopsies and several weeks later I returned for the test results. I thought I was going to faint when he walked in my tiny waiting room. He said, ALL CLEAR! I have not touched it one single time since then. To be honest, never had a craving since the day he said it didnt look good.
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596 days without the dip. First 100 days are the hardest. I strongly suggest killthecan.org I post my promise everyday not to use nicotine, it helps having others hold you accountable.
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For those of you that have quit "dip/chew", do you notice anything different? Taste of food, etc?
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12 years for me. Best thing I did for myself and kids as far as health goes.

Its not easy. But it is absolutely worth it.

Just remind yourself of that fact whenever a craving hits. The mind is in control, not the body.
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This helped me
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:39 PM
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Dip free since Feb 21st at 7:30PM
Hang in there it gets easier.
Old 10-16-2018, 04:46 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.
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Dipped Skoal for 29 years. May 19, 2014 I spit out my last dip. Been clean ever since, wasnt easy but I wanted it and did it for myself and my family. I still save the $20 a week and spend it on fishing tackle or fuel for the boat, that way my family gets to enjoy the money too. Stay strong and busy, you can do it.

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