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#3119075 - 04/13/12 08:54 AM Tobacoo dipping
madminker Offline

Registered: 02/07/12
Posts: 358
Loc: Gladstone, Michigan
I need to and want to quit dipping. Has any body here done it and how

#3119172 - 04/13/12 10:25 AM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
woodsman324 Offline

Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 1087
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.
South Dakota, where we eat our state bird..... Member NTA, FTA, SDTA, Life member NRA

#3119379 - 04/13/12 01:41 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Pasadena Offline

Registered: 02/25/07
Posts: 1848
Loc: Ohio, 48yrs 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.

#3148904 - 05/05/12 05:32 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Snuffy Offline

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!
Hard was the journey
dark was the way...

#3151460 - 05/08/12 12:16 AM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Muletown Offline

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.

#3234816 - 07/20/12 12:31 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
wytail144 Offline

Registered: 01/05/11
Posts: 30
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.

#3548253 - 01/10/13 06:37 AM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Mountain Trapper Offline

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.

#3548255 - 01/10/13 06:37 AM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Mountain Trapper Offline

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.

#3549066 - 01/10/13 02:20 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Mister ED Offline

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 589
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.

#3950540 - 08/19/13 01:34 AM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
yukonjeff Offline

Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 1599
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!

#3973963 - 08/30/13 06:23 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
J.Morse Offline

Registered: 05/31/13
Posts: 2486
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!!!!
The artist formerly known as Woodsman/Trapper.

#3977911 - 09/01/13 09:22 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Richard Cates Offline

Registered: 12/31/10
Posts: 211
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.

#3989963 - 09/08/13 04:54 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
trapperman83 Offline

Registered: 09/14/08
Posts: 243
Loc: Montana
It sucks I quit about a year and 6 months ago its not easy. Good luck
I got a touch of hangover bureacrat, don't push me. Aka John Wayne.

#4252163 - 01/17/14 07:56 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Wingshot Offline

Registered: 08/25/13
Posts: 291
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!
Trump 2016.

#4462941 - 05/05/14 10:46 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: Wingshot]
langenc Offline

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...
22 Chuck

#4585024 - 08/02/14 10:17 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
huntinjunkie Offline

Registered: 02/23/12
Posts: 76
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.

#4674763 - 10/05/14 07:13 AM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Rick Otts Offline

Registered: 11/08/13
Posts: 827
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:(
Rick Otts

#4716833 - 10/30/14 06:50 PM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
Liltrapper Offline

Registered: 07/20/13
Posts: 60
Loc: Southeast NE
Its difficult, trying to quit right now, have gone a week and then i broke and had a dip, so gonna try to resist as much as i can until i am used to just not doing it

#4717829 - 10/31/14 08:23 AM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
cliffwhy Offline

Registered: 06/26/14
Posts: 11
Loc: Waynesburg, PA
I quit a couple times for more than a year. I quit for good about 3 years ago. The mental part is the hardest. I quit cold turkey. The first few days, I chewed lots of gum and toothpicks. Then after about 3 days, I used one of the non-nicotine mint snuff substitutes. That stuff is terrible....but after 3 days of nothing, it ain't bad! That lasted about a month and then I quit it too.

Keep telling yourself that YOU are in control of what YOU do. I also started paying myself the cost of the tobacco every week. I put it in a jar so I could see it adding up. That money was set aside for FUN stuff only (hunting and trapping toys). A small reward for quitting. It isn't an easy road, but it is worth it.

Good luck and God Bless,,

#4718047 - 10/31/14 10:47 AM Re: Tobacoo dipping [Re: madminker]
frozen okie Offline

Registered: 11/26/08
Posts: 987
Loc: wasilla,alaska
I made my mind up to stop after I seen what I was spending on it...200-250 bucks a month..F that thats a new gun every 3 months or so.
I tried the cold turkey it wasnt gonna happen, so I bought a can , had a chew in morning and a chew in the evening did that for 3 days, then cut it back to one a day it was the evening chew that I missed the most. When the can was gone I told myself thats it no more!!
Been a little over two weeks without it, the worst part for me was the headaches that I was getting Took about a week for them to stop. ANd the fact that something had that much control over what I did...cup of coffe=chew,drink a beer=chew,shower=chew,after I eat=chew, bored =chew
Been chewing mint gum and tropical gum the help, and eating breathmints like a crack head LOL Drink a pot or two of coffe a day easy now.
I found that brushing my teeth helps kill the urge so I got some Colgate mini tooth brush's to carry around.
I qiut one time before this but didnt last long only a few months it seems, hope this time its for good, its tuff on a guy and my family because am a little bit of an arse when starting to quit.
Good luck to you,it's one tuff battle and the urge is stong but take it hour by hour then day by day
I come a learning,not a knowing

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