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  1. To add on to what Capt, Kirk says above... Lurkers, you didn't find this site by accident. You probably came here after reading the great stuff on http://www.quitsmokeless.org/ . Most of us here did. We were searching because we were desperate to quit. We read the stories and we felt hope that we too could conquer this terrible addiction. If you were like us and need the daily accountability and support. You can register and post day 1 right after dumping and flushing all your stash and making the promise that your love/hate affair with dip is over. What is the Quit Smokeless Community? We are an online support group of mostly men, but women are equally welcome too, who are kicking our addiction to smokeless tobacco on a daily basis. If you were like us and need the daily accountability and support, then my best advice is don't wait. You can register and post day 1 right after dumping and flushing all your stash and making the promise that your love/hate affair with dip is over. Nicotine is not allowed. No cigars, cigarettes, vapes, non-tobacco nicotine-containing dip, no NRT. You cannot fight a nicotine addiction with nicotine. What is a Quit Group? We organize ourselves according to the month we will reach our first 100 days quit. For instance, if you quit on 5/27/2019 , you would reach 100 days quit on the 3rd of September. Thus you would belong to the September 2019 Quit Group. You will belong to that group if you quit anywhere between these dates: 5/25/2019 - 06/23/2019. To join this group all you have to do is quit dipping and post Roll Call. 1) To get there, go to --> Home --> Quit Groups (Members Only) -->Pre-Hall of Famers -->September 2019 -->Roll Call OR 2) Click the shortcut link: https://forum.qssn.org/index.php?/topic/2851-roll-call/ How it works: Post roll call daily. This is your promise to yourself and us that you will not use nicotine in any form for the rest of the day. Simply add your name and your day count. Come back tomorrow and repeat your promise. How to post roll call: Go to the bottom of the last page (if multiple pages), to the very last post, then... 1) On a PC 1. Do NOT click on the "quote button" 2. Highlight the entire last post starting with "If you quit between (insert date) - (insert date) this is your quit group" all the way through the last person to post under supporters. 3. Either right click on the highlighted area and click "copy" or the "Ctrl" key and the letter "C" at the same time. 4. At the bottom of the page (below the fat blue bar with page numbers on it and below the very last post) is a blank box for a new post (says "reply to this topic"). Place cursor in this box and right click "paste" or "ctrl" and "V" at the same time. 5. Go to the middle of your post where it says "quitters" add your name, quit days and comments then click "submit reply". You do need to do a little editing of the date, and deleting of previous quitters and supporters if you are the first to post for the new day. It takes a little patience but once you learn it it's quick and easy 2) (On a phone) Use your phone's touch screen copy and paste functions to do what is described above. It might need some practice. It's easier to do than it is to explain. The only mistake you can make is to not post your promise posted. You'll get the hang of it.
  2. You're right. What we've been doing has has not been successful. We've been brainstorming on how to improve that. Change has been a little on the slow side.
  3. Welcome back. Your experience sends a huge message to those who start to feel cured after so many hundred days. I need the daily accountability for the rest of my life, ODAAT of course. Post roll call, make your promise, keep your promise, repeat. We're having trouble getting first-time newbies here. Most of the newcomers now were previous oldtimers. Many of them fell back into the trap the same way you did. The site is not as bustling as it has been. It is what it is, but the basic principles are still here, and you can get the support you need. PM me and I will send you my phone #. You can summon someone by placing a @ before their name, ala @Flavius Victor
  4. Ladies and Gentlemen, I have heard moans and complaints that using the site is difficult, especially while using a phone. Here is the good news: Despite what you've heard, this site is MUCH easier than it used to be, especially on a phone, I promise! I am going to post two YouTube tutorials on how to use the 'copy and paste' function for two types of phones: iPhone and Android. Copy and paste is really all you really need to know! Don't worry about using the Quote tools. You don't need to use them...forget about them for now. Copy and paste is all you need to know on your laptop or desktop too, but I'm assuming you already know how to use those functions (hint: on laptops or desktops use CTRL + C to copy text, and CTRL V to paste). If you are posting roll call on a phone or laptop/desktop: 1) Go to the bottom of the last page of the thread you are posting roll call to; copy all the text (& pics) from the last post. 2) Paste the copied text into the box at the bottom of the page where it says 'Reply to this topic...' 3) Edit the text however you want BEFORE you hit 'Submit Reply' . The videos below show you how to copy and paste with the two main types of phones (it's actually easier than depicted in these videos because you don't have to open or close apps, you just copy the last post and paste in the 'Reply to this topic...' box at the bottom of the page. iPhone Android
  5. rwm3892

    Quitters Wanted

    March 3, 2019 This is not a dead site. We are an active community of people who have quit smokeless tobacco. Our mission is to provide a support network for those who want to quit. Anybody who wants to quit is welcome. If you are thinking about quitting, you can register, read, ask questions, look around as much as you like. You can remain anonymous. If you know you want to quit, I would suggest you jump in today. You can quit this instant. Why wait? Do not give your addict-self a chance to talk you out of it. It's simple and works like this: 1. Find your quit group (the newest one is currently http://forum.qssn.org/index.php?/forum/259-june-2019/). 2. Type in your name (handle), and promise not to use today. We add our days quit just to keep track, but we are all equally getting through one day without using. 3. Do the same thing the next day. 4. Repeat. Simple, but not easy. If you have questions, you can ask in the space below. Or you can send any member a message. I would be happy to meet you on the boards. -rwm3892 - 726 days quit and I promise no nicotine today.
  6. You're probably a dip addict if: You've deferred sex for nicotine You've been broke and paid for it with a credit card (you financed your addiction you idiot, you actually paid interest on it!) You've looked for the faded round ring on strangers pockets in a crowd so you could bum a dip You've lied about using You've stashed cans to ensure your next fix was never out of reach You've driven across town because your regular c-store was out You've fallen asleep with a dip in You've recycled a dip because you were running low You've put a dip in and experienced pain because your lip is shredded You've stolen from your kids piggy bank to finance your addiction You've not only eaten with a dip in, you've actually gotten proficient at it Aren't you tired of being its bitch? That can end right now!
  7. Welcome! You're here because you need to quit. We know it. You know it. However, we know what runs your life right now. It's not you. You cannot run your life until you spit that crap out of your mouth and flush the contents of your can down the toilet. Rinse the can out while you're there. Flush and rinse any extra stash you might have. I used to go digging through my trash bin just to find my proverbial last can and scrape the bottom corners for any remaining flakes of nicotine-enhanced sawdust. Now, make a promise...No more. How does that make you feel? Below is something I wrote in the newcomer's group a couple days ago. I wrote it for you, but you haven't spit, flushed, and rinsed yet. You should do that in the next few minutes rather than waiting until some special date. Here's why... 2/16/19 When we first get here, very much have the mind of a full-blown addict. When we are using, an addict mind convinces us that we can not live without dip, so we desperately make excuses, and exist on our own rules of logic to keep on using. However, somewhere along the line, we suspect we are living a lie. That suspicion hangs around in the shadows most of the time, but sometimes we are confronted with it, often by other people. We usually get combative and hostile. We isolate ourselves. We usually then double-down on our addiction. It is our only friend, we say. Then, sometimes, further along the line, we get a moment of clarity, where we know we are living a lie, and our addiction has something to do with it. Then sometimes we get around to deciding to do something about it. We know what it is: Quitting. The word strikes terror in our hearts. We have built a world of complete dependence on dip. Deciding to do something about it is NOT doing something about it. Usually, the deciding to decide process hovers around us like a kettle of vultures for months or years. Those are some funky days, not matter how long they last. We feel pathetic each time we put a dip in, knowing we are playing a game of Russian Roulette for something that isn't really working for us. But, if we're lucky, we do do something about it. Spitting out a dip and tossing the contents of the can in the toilet and flushing it is doing something. It's absolutely terrifying. We wonder if it's the right decision to make right now because we can feel ourselves instantly falling apart. We know that as much as dip sucks, it's at least keeping us in one piece for another day. We'll dip to hopefully live another day, we say, and on it goes. Well, you're damn lucky you found us. Why, you ask, is it lucky to find a bunch of crotchety ex-dippers? The answer is because these crotchety ex-dippers have been there and we know there is a much better life on the other side. We wrote the book on excuses and bullshit. It's all old hat for us. We know that the the mind of an addict has its own jacked up program running and we know you can't tell the difference between the jacked up program and some sane version 1.0. We don't fault you for it either. Everybody who comes in here should be crazy as a bat, or we would wonder what's up. We want, and want you, to keep quitting, no matter how you feel, or what your crazy head is telling you to do, and mainly it's telling you to just go buy a can of dip, or maybe some other substitute, so you'll stay on the hook. When we are addicts, we are just as dependent on jacked up thinking as we are on dip. We're here to tell you that your mind, and your body will heal in time, and all the suckiness you're going to go through will be worth it. But you have to stick with it long enough for the miracle (or series of miracles) to happen. -RWM Discussion, and any other point of view, is welcome. But please, dump and flush first. Promise no more, and we go from there. If you think you can't do that now, tell us why. In that case, do stick around for feedback.
  8. It's never too late to quit tobacco, even if time ran out on lots of other things. You can reclaim your dignity.
  9. There is no being ready. Jump as soon as possible. Thinking about it gives you a chance to talk yourself out of it. I thought my way out of it 10,000 times. Now I can only say "Why did I wait so long?" A better life awaits. Why would you wait one minute longer for that? Yes, the water is freezing cold and a shock to the system, but in a few days the shock wears off and you start learning to live without your longtime crutch. 708 tough days quit and I cherish each and every one.
  10. rwm3892

    HEY, Y'all!

    Major congrats to you for 10 years of kicking Copenhagen to the curb. Don't be a stranger. We have a good group of quitters. A much smaller group, but we're making it work. We always appreciate the oldtimer's support.
  11. Congratulations on almost 12 years. I agree with you about accountability and getting involved as much as possible. Maybe you aren't around as much as you used to be, but you guys left a wealth of knowledge and experience. Every once in a while I read the HOF speeches and the earlier pages of your quit groups for inspiration.
  12. As a follow up to yesterday's response...a new November 2018 HOF Quit Group is open for business.
  13. Welcome. Big congrats to you for making that decision! Our admin people haven't created a new quit group for November 2018 yet. They are slipping. You can post roll call in the October 2018 group until admin creates the newest quit group, but you'll be a group of one. No one else has had the guts to commit to quitting such as you've done. Hopefully you start a trend. I'll support you wherever you post roll call and I'm positive others will support you as well.
  14. Thanks for the update. Now we have to wait for that next bridge. We'll be here for you as much as it is possible on an online forum. This is a pretty good place to vent. You could go to one of the quit groups and post roll call too. You'll have some additional support there.
  15. Thanks for the head's up, Thunder. We promote the concept that we are dip addicts for the rest of our lives, and quit only for today. It's not easy to actually believe that. It's a crazy ass-addiction that defies time and reason. Huge congrats to you for keeping the lip clear of dip for 17 years, one day at a time.
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