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#3119075 - 04/13/12 08:54 AM Tobacoo dipping
madminker Offline
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Registered: 02/07/12
Posts: 134
Loc: Gladstone, Michigan
I need to and want to quit dipping. Has any body here done it and how

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#3119172 - 04/13/12 10:25 AM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
woodsman324 Offline
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Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 69
Loc: East River SD
I did about 6 years ago which was about the 10th try, cold turkey. It's a tough cookie to crack, even now if someone is dipping in front of me I want some but I haven't slipped and I even dream that I'm back doing it. I was doing about 3/4ths of a tin of Copenhagen when I finally had enough. It's powerful stuff! If they told me I only had 6 months to live I'd go out and buy a case of it and dip my brains out. Good luck.
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#3119379 - 04/13/12 01:41 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Pasadena Offline
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Registered: 02/25/07
Posts: 1159
Loc: Ohio,45yrs old,
I quit 5yrs ago this month. I only tried to quit once. The only thing I can tell ya is you have to want to quit. If you're not sure,then you won't quit. The first two weeks were the hardest, after that it was smooth sailin' for me. Good luck to ya.
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#3148904 - 05/05/12 05:32 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Snuffy Offline
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Registered: 10/13/07
Posts: 376
Loc: Western Pa
I've quit a couple of times, once for about a month. I kicked the physical craving for nicotine in about 3 days. The BIG problem is, you are gonna need something to REPLACE the habit with. If you've chewed for 30 years or so like me, and then quit, it leaves a big hole in your everyday routine. Sucking on Jolly Ranchers and Fireballs is not only bad for you (possibly worse than tobacco), but just doesn't cut it in the long run.

I truly wish you well, and I hope you have better success than I did!
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#3151460 - 05/08/12 12:16 AM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Muletown Offline
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Registered: 03/14/11
Posts: 1
Loc: Scioto Co., Ohio
It will be 2 years for me this July. I chewed over a can a day... I quit cold turkey but it was something I wanted to do. I work shift work and set a date to quit. At first I just wanted to go 12 hrs or one shift without a dip. I did it and had a dip. The next challenge was 24 hrs. After that I haven't had another since. After a month it became a lot easier. However, as mentioned above if I was given the news that I only had 6 month's to live I would be having a dip! I also read about quitting on the web several month's before I quit. That seemed to prepare me for what to expect. Good luck to you in trying to kick the habit.

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#3234816 - 07/20/12 12:31 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
wytail144 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/11
Posts: 26
Loc: Southeast South Dakota
I quit about 10 yrs ago....third try. I used "Mint Snuff" and it helped with the habit of having something in your mouth. The nicotine urges are not fun....was in a bad mood for a long time. The urge will never trully go away, I could go to the store and start again right now....but you have to have self control.
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#3548253 - 01/10/13 06:37 AM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Mountain Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 19
Loc: sw virginia
I used Jakes Mint chew. That solved the habit. Go online and look them up. Cost is very reasonable. It is a little messyer than actual dip but you can get it in pouches and they have a bunch of flavors.

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#3548255 - 01/10/13 06:37 AM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Mountain Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 19
Loc: sw virginia
I used Jakes Mint chew. That solved the habit. Go online and look them up. Cost is very reasonable. It is a little messyer than actual dip but you can get it in pouches and they have a bunch of flavors.

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#3549066 - 01/10/13 02:20 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Mister ED Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 585
Loc: West Michigan
Hmmm ... never heard of these herbal chews before. I might just have to look into that. I can usually do OK once I'm past the first couple weeks. But I always end up with some kind of "stuff", be it work, home life, etc, etc ... that puts me over the edge to buy a can of Cope. Once you do that ... hang it up, you are hooked again.

Regarding quitting ... it is tuff!! I have dipped Cope for +35yrs. I have quite a several times ... problem is I have started one more time than I have quit. The last few times, I used some of those Nicorette type lozenges. They really help the crevings, but are pricy and I kept popping them like candy. And OMG ... do them things give you gas!!!Not only a lot of it ... but some dang raunchy smelling stuff. We're not talking clear the room smelly ... we're talking clear the first floor of the house smelly!! sick

I think I will look into those herbal chews ... thanks for the tip.

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#3950540 - 08/19/13 01:34 AM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
yukonjeff Offline
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Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 823
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
I have been quit going on three years it sure was tough after dipping cope since I was a teen I would advise anyone that chews to do it sooner than later as it just gets tougher.

It helped to have a motivator like kids that don't have to watch you get half your face cut off should be a good one but for me it was the price of over $10 a can here.

I used to and still do chew a small piece of gum to keep my jaws busy but once I made up my mind it was not that bad just never give in and have "just one" it will start you back up.

Be prepared for the bad moods swings and keep in mind that's what's happening so you don't get yourself in trouble in those first few days.

good luck and keep trying took me a few tries before success and think of the money you will save!

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#3973963 - 08/30/13 06:23 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
J.Morse Offline
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Registered: 05/31/13
Posts: 180
Loc: Northern Michigan
I could have written any of the above posts. I started back in the 60's, mostly cope, but tried it all at one time or another. I quit several times, once for 2 years. Gained a bunch of weight and told my silly self that I could just dip again until I lost the weight......dipped and was still fat. Then I was able to go several years and only dip when I was in the U.P. Marten/Fisher trapping. Last dip was over 5 1/2 years ago. Fatter than ever, but my mouth hasn't rotted off, and I'm saving about 5 bucks a day...I refused to buy that imitation cope/skoal type stuff(Hawken/Kodiak, etc.) to save money. Just didn't like it. Madminker, do what it takes, even if it takes several tries to quit...QUIT!!!!
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#3977911 - 09/01/13 09:22 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Richard Cates Offline
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Registered: 12/31/10
Posts: 150
Loc: KY
I have been dipping for 25 years. I quit 9 days, 1 hour and 18 minutes go. I am puffing the vapor stick for nicotine. The first week I was on 24 milligrams, the last two day I have been on 18 milligrams, every week my plan is to step down on the dose. I am chewing allot of chewing gum also. It has been pretty easy so far and my mouth and gums fell a world better. I went and had my teeth cleaned a day before I quit. Every day they are looking whiter.
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#3989963 - 09/08/13 04:54 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
trapperman83 Offline
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Registered: 09/14/08
Posts: 243
Loc: Montana
It sucks I quit about a year and 6 months ago its not easy. Good luck
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#4252163 - 01/17/14 07:56 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Wingshot Offline
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Registered: 08/25/13
Posts: 65
Loc: South West Pennsylvania
Quit a can and half habit (Skoal Straight) on 11-23-13. Used the nicotine gum, 100 pcs of the 4mg and when that was gone, 100 pcs. Of the 2mg stuff. Now I chew sugar free gum a few times a day. I really wanted to quit and it was hard but I'm glad I did it. Good luck!
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#4462941 - 05/05/14 10:46 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: Wingshot]
langenc Offline
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Registered: 10/23/13
Posts: 4
Loc: SW Montmorency Co, MI
It is a tough one!!
SET THE DATE and then do it.

May want to try nicotine patch. Somesay why take nocotine to get off it?? You will have to decide. I bet the tobacco co has some aids to help you. Call/email em and ask...
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#4585024 - 08/02/14 10:17 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
huntinjunkie Offline
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Registered: 02/23/12
Posts: 20
Loc: Maine
I feel for ya. I quit Red Man about 3 years ago and sometimes just find myself just thinking about it...but that's ok....better than the possible alternative. Couldn't do that to my wife and kids
Good luck.

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#4674763 - 10/05/14 07:13 AM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Rick Otts Offline
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Registered: 11/08/13
Posts: 56
Loc: Alpine NY
Good luck I been dippin for 35 yrs.The only time I quit was when I was in jail.40 days and I was doing great until the last few dayz.Started back when I got out:(
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