My name is Patrick, and I am 21 years old. I have been dipping since I was in high school. I am tired of this. I am tired of relying on dip to get me through a day. I have been dipping for the better part of 7-8 years now. My gums hurt, I feel terrible when I don't dip, and I have to lie to my family and friends about my habit.
I have ''quit'' more times than I can count and always return. I lived in China for a year and was 100% dip free, cold turkey, but still returned to the habit after returning to the states. I have been using swedish snüs for many years as well as regular American smokeless. Snus allowed me to feed the addiction virtually every waking moment (since there was no need to spit). I am tired of my gums hurting, I am tired of the addiction, and I am done with this.
I am hitting the gym hard and attempting to quit on Nov 1st. My grandfather nearly died of throat cancer due to dipping, and my mother had leukemia (unrelated to tobacco but cancer none the less). I feel like I am disgracing my family by continuing to use a product that may give me cancer in the future. I don't want to neglect my health any longer.