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Old 12-10-2018, 08:13 PM   #1
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I'm done. Saw a post on FB about a guy that his son asked why he dipped. He had no good answer other than " I've always done it". Well I have had this habit since I was 12. I am ashamed that I've done it this long. I am about to turn 50. I quit once for 6 months and fell back into the habit again. Recently had a high school buddy that passed away from cancer due to dipping. Please say a prayer for me and my Coworkers. I'm out of state working so my wife wont have to put up with my bad mood.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:15 PM   #2
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Good luck amigo. I need to stop my self, pretty much have some Copenhagen in all the time these days.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:18 PM   #3
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Good luck. I quit 3 years ago after having chewed for 50 years.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:21 PM   #4
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Right there with you. I'm the same age and have tempted fate for too long. It's time to be done with it. I'm starting with mostly dipping Smoky Mountain and mixing in Copenhagen when I can't stand it. Not sure I could go cold turkey. A friend of mine said his doc gave him some anti-depressants so I may look into that as well.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:22 PM   #5
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I’m 39 now and quit about 10 years ago after 14 years of Cope.

I had a “spot of concern” that needed a follow up to determine if it was cancer. I threw 3/4 a can in trash in way out the door and never touched it again. I pray for you to have strength, it gets better

It’s just a leaf, and I refused to have my life controlled by a leaf
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:31 PM   #6
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:35 PM   #7
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I was a Cope snuff feen for years. Picked up nicotine gum from Target or Wal Mart and was able to quit. Chew a lot of normal gum now
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:36 PM   #8
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I have a lot of smoky mountain, gum & candy. I’ll make it. God willing.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:37 PM   #9
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Congrats!! I gave it up about 12 years ago
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:41 PM   #10
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Smokey mountain for he win! Friday was my 15th week free. You got this.


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Old 12-10-2018, 08:42 PM   #11
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Dipped Copenhagen for 20 years. A can a day. Quit when my dad died. I craved it at least once a day for about a year. After that just when I did certain things but it didn't take long when I no longer thought about it. Be strong!
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:44 PM   #12
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Prayers up for you.
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:14 PM   #13
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Gave it up over 25 years ago. Just two words helped me quit. Sean Marsee
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:19 PM   #14
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Never liked it, but it obviously can have a powerful grip. Good luck, you can beat the habit!
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:22 PM   #15
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[QUOTE=Low Fence;13850270]Iím 39 now and quit about 10 years ago after 14 years of Cope.

I had a ďspot of concernĒ that needed a follow up to determine if it was cancer. I threw 3/4 a can in trash in way out the door and never touched it again. I pray for you to have strength, it gets better

Itís just a leaf, and I refused to have my life controlled by a leaf[/QUOTE]

Amen Brother! I smoked 1-2 packs a day of Marlboro reds for 35 years. Quit it cold turkey and going on 15 weeks smoke free! If I can do it, anyone can!
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:34 PM   #16
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Good luck sir!
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:41 PM   #17
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Right there with you. I'm the same age and have tempted fate for too long. It's time to be done with it. I'm starting with mostly dipping Smoky Mountain and mixing in Copenhagen when I can't stand it. Not sure I could go cold turkey. A friend of mine said his doc gave him some anti-depressants so I may look into that as well.


Wellbutrin is an anti-depressant that is supposed to control the urges to dip. I tried it about 7-8 years ago and it didnít do anything for me.

Im now 3ish years snuff free and I donít think I couldíve made it without Smoky Mountain. Its 100% tobacco free and totally took the place of Copenhagen for me. Slowly but surely I just lost the urge all together. I still buy a can of S.M from time to time when Im at HEB (the only place Ive found it locally) but I may go weeks without it and then when I have a can it may last 2 weeks.
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:48 PM   #18
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This redman golden blend has a hold of me as well! Good thread and motivation.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:01 PM   #19
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I dipped for many years and got to the point that I no longer needed a spit cup. I continued that way till I got acid reflux. Doctor told me it was time to quit, so I picked up pouch tobacco. That continued for another year till I watched a man I know get his jaw bone and half of his cheek removed for cancer. He told me it started out as a small white patch on the inside of his cheek.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:02 PM   #20
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HEB and Smokey Mountain will be your best friend. I stopped after 30 years no problem you got this!
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:05 PM   #21
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Just ordered the Smokey Mountain stuff. 3 free cans...just pay shipping.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:06 PM   #22
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Once your mind is aligned it is done. January 10th is 3 years for me after 20. It can be done
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:07 PM   #23
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I literally just took my dip out after reading all the post. I've been dipping for over 35 yrs. I'm going try and quit. My first stop Tomorrow was supposed to go buy me another roll. instead I'll get a couple cans of smoaky mountain. Wish me luck as well. Thanks for the post.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:08 PM   #24
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I dipped for many years and got to the point that I no longer needed a spit cup. I continued that way till I got acid reflux. Doctor told me it was time to quit, so I picked up pouch tobacco. That continued for another year till I watched a man I know get his jaw bone and half of his cheek removed for cancer. He told me it started out as a small white patch on the inside of his cheek.
Thatís wierd. I just started pouches about 3 months ago and started getting the acid reflux. Was never an issue with long cut. Been looking at the Smokey mountain snuff After reading this thread gonna give it a go. Thanks for posting OP. Sounds like you are committed to stopping you got this!!
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:09 PM   #25
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Just ordered the Smokey Mountain stuff. 3 free cans...just pay shipping.
Where is this?
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:25 PM   #26
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Biggest help for the “oral fixation “ was those cinnamon disk and butter scotch candies. First 2 months I burned through them. Then I filled my time with staying busy. Driving and sitting made me want it out of boredom.... that’s where the weight gain from eating will kick in.

Find your reason for quitting and make it priority and just quit. If you stumble and fail get back on track asap and try again
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:47 PM   #27
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Where is this?
I went to their website. Googled Smokey Mountain Snuff.

http://www.smokeysnuff.com/
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:43 AM   #28
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Ha, thanks bud I didn’t see it when I looked the first time. Three cans on the way.
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:15 AM   #29
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Hey man, y’all need to try BLACK BUFFALO original. I dipped for a bit in college and wanted to get off of it, I did. I still get the craving hunting or driving.

BLACK BUFFALO is the closest thing to Copenhagen I’ve found and I’ve literally tried every fake dip out there. It packs and spits really good and has pharmaceutical grade nicotine in it.

https://blackbuffalo.com
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:23 AM   #30
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I essentially "quit" with smokey mountain wintergreen. I quit real snuff about 3 years ago. I have been on smokey mountain since. Over the last year, I used less and less of it. Almost down to 1 dip a day. I would have to remind myself to put a dip in. Been almost a month now with no smokey mountain. Chew a lot of gum. I still "crave", especially now talking about it. Still have a couple cigars on the weekend.
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:26 AM   #31
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I chewed, dipped, and used snuff and often at the same time. Kid asked me to quit. Didn’t. Kid started to dip. I asked him to stop and we made a deal to stop. Make your mind up and quit. I was on my 35th year of smokeless tobacco. You will have the urge. It is not enjoyable. You will be offered by your friends on trips. Just have something you say to yourself when you feel yourself breaking the
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:49 AM   #32
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4 weeks free myself...good luck, all mental....
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:57 AM   #33
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REALLY making up your mind that you want to quit is the key...Good luck! I quit Skoal wintergreen 4 years ago after dipping for 25 years. You can do it! The 1st 2 weeks is tough, but it gets easier after that!!
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:07 AM   #34
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I quit 3 months ago after 43 years. I cheated and was hypnotized and it worked
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:30 AM   #35
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I quit cope after 26 years. Also started when I was 12 years old. One of the hardest things I've ever done. It took my youngest son asking me one day "Dad, if I put that stuff in my lip, will I be big like you?" That was the day I decided I would take control back. That was 11 years ago.

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Old 12-11-2018, 09:52 AM   #36
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I quit in july of 2011 after dipping copenhagen for 30+ years. I used the nicotine patches for the first month so I could concentrate on getting over the oral addiction. after 1 month I stopped the patches. I didn't want to pick up the habit of toothpicks or gum or candy in place of the snuff. Quitting was probably one of the hardest things I have ever done. It was probably 2 years before I thought about a dip every day.
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:58 AM   #37
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started when I was just a kid, probably 10-11 years old. My dad and brother both dipped, so I did too. Pretty much all my buddies in high school did as well. I was a can and a half to 2 cans a day guy. Took my last dip July 21st 2014 at about 5:00 PM at the age of 44. I was mowing the yard and emptied a can. When I got done mowing I spit it out and for some reason, I decided to quit. I hadn't really even thought about quitting before that. Haven't bought a can, or bummed a dip since. I still get the urge from time to time, especially when I smell it when buddies get one, but for the most part I haven't missed it after the first few months. Its crazy when I go back and figure how much money I have saved over the last 4 years. Figure 1 1/2 cans a day is $7, and that comes out to a little over $2500 a year!

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Old 12-11-2018, 10:06 AM   #38
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I have a lot of smoky mountain, gum & candy. Iíll make it. God willing.
going on 90 days with out the Cope and it took all of the above and gaining 15lbs but I haven't had one since. In the last 2 weeks I have significantly dropped my smokey mountain usage also.

You can do it if I did!
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:24 AM   #39
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I kicked the 35 year Copenhagen habit on 7/4/13
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First 3 days were the hardest
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:35 AM   #40
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Once your mind is aligned it is done. January 10th is 3 years for me after 20. It can be done
This is the truth. Just keep trying. I'm about 2.5 years.
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:21 AM   #41
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I kicked the 35 year Copenhagen habit on 7/4/13
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You can do it!
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Every day gets easier



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I wonít. Iím committed this time.
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:23 AM   #42
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I quit Levi Garrett 14 years ago after 36 years of use. I was up to 2 pouches a day.

I burned through sunflower seeds til my mouth was raw, but I made it stick.
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:24 AM   #43
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I literally just took my dip out after reading all the post. I've been dipping for over 35 yrs. I'm going try and quit. My first stop Tomorrow was supposed to go buy me another roll. instead I'll get a couple cans of smoaky mountain. Wish me luck as well. Thanks for the post.
It will be hard for both of us. Iíll send up a prayers for you.
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:30 AM   #44
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I am 54, quit 854 days ago after 40+ years of Copenhagen. 1 day, 1 hour, 1 minute at a time. Hang in there.
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:49 AM   #45
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I don't think I could of done without being hypnotized tried many times .
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:06 PM   #46
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I started dipping Copenhagen 1974. I dip bout 1/1.5 cans a day. Bought a can this morning and again the price went up. Decided New Years Eve im done.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:15 PM   #47
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I might try to quit today. I really don’t even enjoy it that much anymore. Just a habit.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:17 PM   #48
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I quit 3 years ago after a 15 year habit. If you can make it three days you got it whooped. I can promise you those few days of withdraws are well worth it in the end.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:23 PM   #49
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20 year habit. Been off it for 12 years. Only miss it when I pick up a shotgun or a fishing rod.....so I miss it a lot.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:27 PM   #50
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Good luck. I stopped cold turkey after 37 years of dipping. Next July will be 3 years. Only miss it after sex, so that's almost never.
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