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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-12-2005, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Any former chewers or smokers?

God, I need to quit this stuff... Any tips on how to quit? Smoking I have just been up and quitting, smoking one or two a day when I get the cravings (I don't think that's that bad for a pack-a-day usually), but chewing I just get the worst cravings, and it won't stop...
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I have found that the best way to stop, is cold turky. I just quit 2 weeks ago, and I think I'm over the cravings for the most part. The first 3 days were killer though .
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Soak your chew in fermenting horse piss for about 2 hours before you dip. Then squeeze the juice from the ass of 3 diseased skunks on top of that. Make sure your sinuses are clear before you're ready to dig in. If that doesn't make you stop brother I don't know what will.

Seriously, from what I've seen the way to do it is to attempt to quit cold turkey and buy large bags of sun flower seeds.

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Recoginizing that you need to quit is a very important first step. However, since nicotine to harder to withdraw from than heroin (as I've seen guys get off horse but continue to smoke even though they don't want to), you're going to need more than sheer will to quit successfully.

Philip Morris has something called "Quit Assist." It's for smokers -- but the techniques can be used for chewing tobacco as well:

http://www.philipmorrisusa.com/en/qu...ndex_flash.asp

Contact the local chapter of your American Lung Association, too:

http://www.lungusa.org/

You can also look at this site:

http://www.quittobacco.com/

Talk to your doctor or insurance company, too. Bottom line? You need a plan. A way of coping on a day-to-day basis. Nicotine gets out of your system within 72 hours -- so the addiction itself isn't physical -- it's psychological -- so creating ways of distracting yourself are paramount.

Whatever you do, figure out a way of getting off chew. Smoking two cigarettes a day will not hurt you. It's the 5, 10 and pack a day levels that are harmful. Me? I smoke two a day -- then toss the pack. Otherwise, I'd be chaining the things. But that chew will give you mouth cancer for sure.

If you won't do it for yourself -- do it for your kids -- who might not want to be burying you sooner than necessary -- and after half your face has been surgically removed.

Best of luck to you. Find a program, get a support group if you need it, and take things one day at a time!
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I quit smoking for 3 years. Then started again. What an idiot.
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59 years old, been smoking for 44 years. Tried quiting more times than I can count.

I can count on one thing however. ONE day, I will quit COLD turkey (about room temperature I would guess).

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I quit the night my grandfather died....after watching him waste away due to lung cancer.
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I am ok unless I am drinking, that is when I get the worst urge to smoke. I have not had one for a month now and even when I was smoking it was only when I had 6 beers or more.
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That and a really nice piece of steak, give me the worst cravings.
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I quit smoking 3 weeks ago myself. It's been very hard. I've been chewing the nicotine gum and doing the patch (not at the same time) and it seems to help very little. The worst time is when I'm drinking and whenever me and the old lady get done taking care of business!
I do still like to dip from time to time though, that'll be the next thing to kick!
Good luck on quitting!
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