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Stop dipping Copenhagen?
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 Posted: Fri Oct 31st, 2008 12:13 AM
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TG... Another thing that I discovered about Cope and the rest: Since I have a tendency to diverticulitis, snoose aggrivates it very much.

To put it bluntly, my Gastroenterologist (usta be "proctologist") told me that unless I wanted to be operated on and fitted with a Bag to empty every once in a while, I should give up the worm dirt...

I took his advice several years ago, and not without withdrawals, I gave up chew. I miss it, but not enough to start again....

Hope you have an easier time of it than I did--chewed since the early 60's..

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One thing that helped me was that I had to have back surgery. My surgeon told me if I used tobacco, the fusion would not be  as good and he  would not operate on me at all.

I worked underground for 30 + years, 3 months out of the year. If you didn't chew,you were swallowing all that stuff in the air, besides breathing it.

I was able to kick the tobacco, but my lungs are crapped up from the silica , diesel fumes, solvents, and the rest of the crap. So now I have COPD. I really enjoy a good cigar,but if I even take one puff, I can't breathe right for the rest for the day. I also got lost in the bottle a few times living out in the Nevada desert. I'd pull a cork and throw it away and drink the whole bottle. When you are rooting through the garbage can looking for the chew or wad you spit out because  you don't have any more, you haev reacehd thebottom my friend.

Tobbacco is the same addiction.You have to face that you have a problem and it will kill you if you don't quit. Until you get to that stage, no one or no drug is going to help  you. Been there, done that. Got the Tee shirt. Take it from an old fart who probably shaved 15 years of his life.



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SS... With COPD, as you probably know, some medications can have unwanted side effects.. I know that it pisses off doctors a bunch if their patients seem to know what is helping and what is not.

For instance, Advair can sometimes lower the bodies resistance to pneumonia.. My wife found that out the hard way.

Google your meds, if you have questions for your doctor, go ahead and piss him/her off, after all, it's your body..

Just some thoughts...:thumbs:

As far as searching for your used-a-bit chew, my friend used to take out his wad and put it back in the can for later... Just plain old cheap.. He was so tight, he squeeked when he walked!!:lol:

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3006 user, The only med I use for COPD is Spiriva. A non-steroid inhaler.The doc I go to was invovled in the research of Advair and saai he knows it doesn't work for everyone and can be asscoiated with nasty side affects. I try not to use any steroids  because of the immunity break down they may cause. I got   a nasty case of viral vertigo from usinga steroid nose spray. Pneumonia could be fatal to me very easily.



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TG  GOOD LUCK!!!, looks like we are in the same boat. Quit smoking Friday before last ( I hope ) and now it looks like I will try to quit the "worm dirt" using red man, can not afford cope any more

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Ask your MD about Chantix. I'm not sure it's indicated for chewing tobacco withdrawal (it IS a stop-smoking drug), but doctors can prescribe drugs for just about any "off label" use they feel comfortable with.  Chantix has some peculiar side effects.

As an extra bonus, the trial lawyers are now after Chantix, so you can use it to quit, then sue and get rich quick, IF you experience suicidal ideation or actually kill yourself. AS IF.

 

 

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Good luck to all who want to quit dipping and smoking.  I smoked from about 14 to 35, got tired of the smoke and smelling like an ashtray, threw them away.  Took about five years and one cigarette to finally get rid of the desire for a cigarette.  That last cigarette tasted so bad, never got the desire for them.  Now I have a mild case of asthma, so cigarette smoke causes my air passages to close up, not bad but sure gets my attention.



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Hey timber, I am also trying to quite, it is a damn bear to quite, I stopped smoking years and years ago, that wasn't even close to being as hard to quite, good luck friend, I'm with ya here



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I to dip and want to quit. I have tried several times, but it is so much harder for me than when I quit smoking years ago. DIP IS A BEAR TO STOP!!!!



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I feel your pain I dipped for 26 years and quit last October it gets better each day ( I only think about it every five miniutes or so now ) lots of gum eat green veggies or carrots there is also the non tobbacco stuff like Smoky mountain snuff that will help but it also tastes like you got a mouth full of hay good luck and keep at it



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I am about to declare myself as an ex-dipper!!!! been four months now, been hard as hell, still have cravings but they are getting easier to deal with now. ON THE DOWN HILL SIDE I hope anyway. good luck to all trying



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never smoked anything in my life.... never wanted to for the same reasons as rockydog an his dad....     never stuck tobbacy in my mouth either.....   most of the people i've ever known have done that crap one or the other.... i guess it's a real bitch to kick that addiction.....  a couple of good friends got hipnotised(sp) and that worked for them....   BUT you have to want to quit....   good luck man i hope soon you'll be free of it.........................................................

 

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Started chewin in 79 to help quit smokin.Quit chewin in 85.But it took prayer and chewin gum.



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I quit by using nicotine patches and Jack Links Jerky Chew, which is shredded beef jerky, I use it just like tobacco chew. Wish me luck, haven't had any tobacco for 6 weeks now.



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Trickywoo and swampshooter, Way to go guys! Gotta be tough to quit. Looks like you are 99% of the way there. Don't look back now. RD



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Best of luck to all trying to kick the habit.

While I never dipped, I smoked for 30 years. I had my last cig 7:30 PM April 16th 1999. It was tough. I took Zyban and that helped a great deal. First week I felt liked a caged wild animal.

Not to preach to anyone.....But, it was the best single self help thing I have ever done. It is so good to not be controlled by that habit/drug.

To Anyone trying to quit any of the habits we should not have......I wish you all the best and all the focus needed. Stick with it because it is worth it.
have a good 'un, Guy



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I gotta give credit to using atomic fireballs to stop dipping, gum didn't have enough "zing" to satisfy cravings but the fireballs keeps your mind of it better!!!!!



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Smoked for almost 40 years, been off the cigarettes for a little over three years now.
Timber and others trying to quit, hang in there, one day at a time, use whatever is at your disposal, gum, patches or the thought of all those tax $$$$$$ going to Obama. You can do it.
and just think when you do quit, at least $1,500.00 (or your yearly habit in $$)) more available every year to spend on SHOOTING:wink:



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It was closer to $3000.00 per year for my habit, and going up all the time.



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Here is some incentive. A buddy of mine has been fighting for his life at age 30 because of Copenhagen.



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