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Stop dipping Copenhagen?
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 Posted: Sun Jul 25th, 2010 05:08 PM
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been tobacco free since last feb. still have cravings, but getting better! I feel I got it whooped!!



 Posted: Wed Jul 28th, 2010 12:37 AM
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Congrats!

I'm 32 days without a smoke and it's killing me. I must have reached for the shirt pocket 30 time already today! But I sure like the $190+ I've saved... well not saved I bought the RCBS case prep mate and some more brass. Now when I want a smoke I prep some brass!



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 Posted: Wed Jul 28th, 2010 01:05 PM
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Hang in there guys! As an added incentive look at it this way. I smoked on average 3 cartons a month. Quit 4 years ago so at today's prices that's about 6,000 $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ I've spent on other things, guns, molds, primers, :wink:
OK....... the wife spent most of it:wink:

Good Luck and keep at it.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 29th, 2010 03:33 PM
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Timber, I quit 13 July '76 on a mountain trail away from any possibility of resupply. Saw a smoker a mile away and started to down pack and chase him down. Wanted one so badly. It stays tough for a long time. So glad I quit and wish my buds had. Lost two couple of yrs back to throat and lung cancer. Terrible price to pay for nicotine highs. Just some stats-- cig smokers live 10 yrs less than non smokers--that converts to ten minutes lost every time you light up or dip. Just not worth it. Another thing that really ticked me off was seeing how the tobacco barons lived--like royalty!!!! Off my lungs and throat's ill effects. Like another said-- when you get tired of poor health coming your way because of it, money being spent on it that you could use much more effectively, and you smelling like crap--you will quit. Nicotine is terribly addictive. Your brain craves the stuff and will make you do most anything as an excuse to get it. Keep trying buddy. Soon you will kick that terrible addiction. You will smell better(both ways), things will taste better, your health will improve, and you might even get more kisses since your breath will improve--LOL.



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 Posted: Sun Nov 4th, 2012 10:21 PM
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I quit chewing 10 years ago after a good 20 year run. That lasted for two years and I never really felt all that great. SO like an idiot I started chewing again. I am quiting for good this winter. What helped me the first time was oddly enough apples. Whenever the craving started killing me I would slowly eat an apple. Just concentrate on how each bite tasted and by the time the apple was gone the cravings would subside. I have talked to many people who quit nicotine and they will still get cravings from time to time. Even 20 or so years later.. Hang in there!!!



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Timberghozt, I feel your pain. I must have tried to quit the Copenhagen a 100 times in the last 40 years. I was watching epasoids on Mad Men on idiot box and go the urge to buy a pack of Lucky Strike. Now mind you I have never smoked, but I bought a pack and fired it up with my zippo in the car at lunch. Smoked abou half and got so dizzy I almost fell on my ass getting out of the car. All afternoon didn't have that urge for a dip. Took me a week and a half to finish the pack of cigs. Was easy to quit the lucky's and I have not had that little pinch for 8 months now. I would'nt recomend this method though.

Just keep trying and you can beat the urge. Good Luck!

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I chew long cut strait. Its a bugger man.
I smoked for 20 years and switched. Not sure it was a win. Dont miss smoking.
But cant get off the chew.
I work inside now and cant partake at work.
Nicotine gum fill the void. but man my jaw is sore after a 12 hour shift.
Sucks. 



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What are you dipping it in?
If you start dipping it in cat urine, you would be likely to quit much faster.
Or you could have the hound raise a leg to it, which would be a good deterrent.

I smoked cigarettes for 35 years. Enjoyed every one of them.
When I decided to quit, I tapered off. One less each day.
One evening I was sitting on the couch watching TV and realized it was my "2" day, but I hadn't smoked any.
So I thought I'd see how long I could hold out. It took the wife 1 1/2 weeks to figure it out and then I had to tell her I quit.
I had 3 1/2 packs in a desk drawer for almost 3 years. Finally gave them to a friend who smokes.
On a couple of occasions I lit up a bummed smoke.
Tastes like shit.
I have some Swisher Sweets, and some tiny Cuban cigars in a desk drawer. I think they are about to turn to dust actually.

The battle is your own. Nothing anybody out here in Cyber Land can do to help you do what you alone must do.



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Tried to stop dipping a few years ago, I got so cranky my wife made me start back.



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I found it easy to quit dipping Copenhagen. Switched to Skoal Natural.



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SonnyPie is exactly right. This battle is your own. There is nothing anybody can do to help you do what you alone must do. Cool thing is, You Can Do It! I did. 29 years ago, now. Pitch that can in the trash, and never look back! Sometimes, I still have dreams about taking a great big ole 3 fingered dip. Even to the point where I can actually taste it. Then I wake up, totally disgusted with myself thinking "What a loser, and here I thought you gave that *%#&@(*% stuff up?" :deadhorse:



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Guess I'll take my turn on the soap box! I started chewing  at 8 years old; went to Skoal and Cope by 11, used to buy that crap at $3.00 a roll (easy to do when you live in the boonies like I did, they just sold it and never asked questions). Chewed until I started working in a factory at 24, then gave it up for cigarettes, cigars, and my pipe. Funny, when I was in college, I was a Biology major. In A&P class (Anatomy & Physiology), I worked on a cadaver of a 60ish man who died of lung cancer. This is long after I quit working at the factory, and was still smoking. Thought that would scare me out of it. It didn't. I then worked at the local hospital for 20 years; saw many die of emphysema and lung cancer. My own Mom, who turned 82 today, has COPD because of cigarettes. Figured that would be enough. It wasn't either. One day, my 14 year old son (who's now 22) and I were working at Mom's house doing yard work. He wanted to drive us home, so I let him. As we were headed home, I lit up as we drove over I-135. I looked at him driving, looked out the window, and for some reason looked back at him, and didn't see me there. I had an epiphany that day; someone who loves me told me to quit or I'd die. I finished that smoke and put it out. Got home, threw the cig.'s on my desk, and left them there. Haven't had one since. Not trying to preach to the choir brothers and sisters, just sharing something I felt kind of fit into this thread. Keep up the good work "quitters", 'tis a good thing. :cool:



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I have smoked cig's, cigars and pipes. I have chewed leaf, plug, twist, cope and other brands.

12 years ago I decided to quit, I looked around for a away and was told that if each day you just cut out 1 cig in 20 or so days you will be done. Please note that if you aren't able to do it for a day or have an extra just one the next day just start from your last one.

It might also work for dipping.

I did find something after I was done that has helped me keep from lighting up. And I can say that a day doesn't go by, that I don't want to lite up.
quit chewing tobacco/ smoking

The basic info for mint snuff in pouches

I still use it as a breath freshener, no tobacco, no nicotine when I go out workinging in the shop or at the range. And mostly when driving. It beats eating all that sugar in the other kinds of mints.
I can tell you they have helped me and the pouches keep the wifey happy about the snuff particles in your teeth or around the house, or can!:thumbs::troll::thumbs:



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I chewed for about 40 years. When I started you could get a roll for 2$ at the localpool hall, go to Cheyenne and get it at the grocery store for about 1.70.. Time progressed , the cow business was tuff, and looking at places to cut the budget,,, decided one day that if I quit the chewing I could still sort of take that money and put it towards things that were more inline with having fun and not have to worry about shorting the ranch.
Last can almost empty put it on the dresser and left it.. Still get the drools when ever someone opens a fresh can, and sometimes after a good meal a fella can just about taste a good dip...
But I can now afford to buy a new Shiloh, or C Sharps rifle every year, or spend that amount on powder, lead, moulds etc, taking week long vacations...Just have to decide if you want to spit your money out on the ground or get something you'll find useful I suppose.



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I sometimes don't think the idea of reopening old topics is a good thing, but in this case I see hope and caring. My story is somewhat different than most. I truly stand behind those who are trying to quit. I gave mine up as a kid. I was 10 or so at the time, I got caught snitching dip from grandpa and cigs from dad. Instead of the behind the shed experience I got the chose one and leave the other alone pep talk. It was made very clear as to what would happen If I broke the choice. I chose cigs because I could ride my Cushman Eagle down to the local station and get "mom" some cigs. back then they were 30 cents a pack. I generally got 50 cents for allowance and chores. left me 15 for gas and 5 for candy. All good and well till cigs went to 37 cents and gas went to 37 cents --- now hard choice, walk or smoke. I am still riding that thing, maybe not as often but it still runs. I never took it or dipping back up, in fact one day dad was out and ask me for one and I told him didn't have any because I didn't smoke anymore. His happiness led to our first beer together, ok my first 1/2 beer but it was something I still hold onto. Just keep the to the path you have chosen and with work and support you can make it. I will not say good luck because it will require much more than luck to beat this thing. My dad was Alcoholic and we learned the hard things are done one day at a time. he slipped a few times but he managed to beat it in the end. So that's how to take it one day at a time.



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