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  1. I found this wonderful organization in August of 2012.  I stumbled onto it because I was attempting to quit dipping after 42 yrs.   My mind was hazzy and I had difficulty concentrating.  I wondered if I was having normal withdrawal symptoms which led me to consult the internet, and I found this site.  The support on this site definitely enabled me to stay "quit."  I remember dreaming several times that I had a dip in my mouth and was spitting it out and wondering how it got there.  

         I was very envious of those who had reached the 10 day mark of quitting.... then the 20 days, and eventually 100 days.  Staying off the nicotine for 7 years has been one of my favorite life accomplishments. Good luck to all of you who have decided to regain control of your body.  I can remember telling my body that I was in charge now, and there would be no more nicotine.  Good luck to all, especially newbies.

     

  2. The experience that I would like to pass on to future quitters, is that in the beginning you should take it fifteen minutes at a time, (baby steps as in “What About Bob”) then thirty, and then one hour at a time, next a couple of hours at a time, and finally, one day at a time. Celebrate and pat yourself on the back with each step, and get rid of all forms of tobacco you have in your house, garage, truck, or barn. Take control of your body and constantly notify the nicotine bitch and your body that you don’t use nicotine anymore when the urges or craves hit. Tell your body, “No, No, NO!! I don’t do that anymore!!” I repeated this over and over and over. Also, just as important, if not most important, is to ask for assistance in your prayers to whomever or whatever you believe in. Make new friends and contacts so that you’ll have support when the Nic Bitch attempts to make your mind rationalize to your body that just one little pinch won’t hurt. Exercising and sunflower seeds helped drive away my urges along with just blocking it out of my mind when the thoughts came. I still don’t let my mind dwell on tobacco because I know that one little pinch of nic will send me back to day one of addiction. We are all imperfect. If you cave, you are not a complete failure; a complete failure is a person who fails to continue attempting to quit. If you quit one more time than you cave, you are a success!!. Don’t give up if you cave, because eventually, you will overcome the nicotine if you keep on quitting. Good Luck to you, and may your Supreme Being be with you, inspire you, and give you the necessary strength to regain control of your body from the nicotine bitch and be free of nicotine forever!!
  3. On a stormy, blustery, Texas Sunday evening, August 27, 2012, I declared my independence from the Nicotine Bitch!! I ripped that dip out of my mouth, along with the can in my pocket and threw them onto my garage floor, stomped them, kicked them, blasted them with my 12 gauge shotgun, and then dumped gasoline on them and torched them!! I swear that I heard the Nicotine Bitch screaming, crying, and pleading for mercy. I yelled at that sorry, low-life scum Nic Bitch and told her to stay the hell out of my garage, truck, house, and especially my mouth, body, and life!! That sure would have been enjoyable, but actually my quit was totally unplanned and something that I kind of stumbled onto. That Sunday evening, for no particular reason, I was wondering if I could survive a couple of hours without taking a dip. I managed to survive with the help of sunflower seeds. Next I successfully denied my body a dip after supper, and then again a dip before bed. The next morning, upon awakening, I struggled to ignore my body’s pleas for my usual morning dip. That was really rough because without my morning nicotine fix, my bowels might not function properly. Fortunately, I was able to enjoy a successful session on the toilet with the funny papers, but without the nicotine. After breakfast and a cup of coffee, my mind was demanding its normal nicotine fix to accompany the caffeine. Ignoring its pleas, I declared, “No, No, No!!!! I’m not doing that anymore.” Many times during that first agonizing day, I shouted both silently and vocally to my body that I’m not doing that anymore. Throughout that morning and afternoon, I struggled and fought my body in an attempt to deny it a nicotine fix. At some point during that first bizarre day, I noticed that when I rubbed my finger over my face, my face felt kind of numb, and when I rubbed my tongue against my cheek and gums they were unusually smooth. This was really strange! That evening, in a mind numbing haze, I thought that perhaps there was something wrong with me because of the funky state my mind I was in, so I consulted the internet and discovered this site. Two helpful members attempted to assist me and explained how to post roll. My mind was in such a mess that I couldn’t comprehend their directions. The next day, Tuesday, the 29th, my mind had improved enough so that I was able to post roll. The encouraging messages that I received were immensely helpful and enabled me to understand that what I was experiencing was a normal withdrawal. About eight years ago I had quit for a few months, but ended up smoking cigars and eventually returned to the dip. Now, with the information from this site, I realized that if I ever try nicotine again, I’ll end up right back where I was for 41 years. I had been wanting to quit for the last few years but never seriously considered it; however, each night in my prayers I asked for help in getting rid of the nicotine, and I think that had a lot to do with my quit. Especially since last year I moved my parents 540 miles south to live in the same town that we live in; they died within three months of each other. My dad had used tobacco until he was 65 and lived to be 91. In my prayers, I had also asked my parents for help in getting rid of nicotine. Now, I’m in the position of attempting to quit sunflower seeds, or at least cut back, because I’ve gained about 10 pounds. In an effort to keep my weight under control and keep the Nic Bitch out of my body and mind, I have ridden my bicycle 1,074 miles since I began my quit in August. I should mention that I’m a retired teacher/coach which allows me to ride my bicycle everyday, but I’m not a health fanatic. After riding 10 miles, or whatever distance I feel like, I enjoy a beer break which I formerly accompanied with a dip of snuff. Instead of a dip, I now enjoy my beer break with some Jalapeño cheese crackers and sunflower seeds. My favorite ride is to a very small town (McMahan, Texas with maybe 10 buildings, population around 150) which is 9 miles away. When I arrive at Whizzerville Hall (supposedly the name originated from cowboys whizzing off the porch) I always order two “high energy” drinks in the form of Shiner Bock cold beer. A mother and daughter combo run the establishment and are very pleasant on the eyes…. Yes, I have introduced my wife to them, and my wife is more pleasant on my eyes. The experience that I would like to pass on to future quitters, is that in the beginning you should take it fifteen minutes at a time, (baby steps as in “What About Bob”) then thirty, and then one hour at a time, next a couple of hours at a time, and finally, one day at a time. Celebrate and pat yourself on the back with each step, and get rid of all forms of tobacco you have in your house, garage, truck, or barn. Take control of your body and constantly notify the nicotine bitch and your body that you don’t use nicotine anymore when the urges or craves hit. Tell your body, “No, No, NO!! I don’t do that anymore!!” I repeated this over and over and over. Also, just as important, if not most important, is to ask for assistance in your prayers to whomever or whatever you believe in. Make new friends and contacts so that you’ll have support when the Nic Bitch attempts to make your mind rationalize to your body that just one little pinch won’t hurt. Exercising and sunflower seeds helped drive away my urges along with just blocking it out of my mind when the thoughts came. I still don’t let my mind dwell on tobacco because I know that one little pinch of nic will send me back to day one of addiction. We are all imperfect. If you cave, you are not a complete failure; a complete failure is a person who fails to continue attempting to quit. If you quit one more time than you cave, you are a success!!. Don’t give up if you cave, because eventually, you will overcome the nicotine if you keep on quitting. Good Luck to you, and may your Supreme Being be with you, inspire you, and give you the necessary strength to regain control of your body from the nicotine bitch and be free of nicotine forever!!
  4. I was 21 or 22 when I began chewing around 1971 or 72. I had graduated from college and was coaching with my high school coach who I admired immensely. He chewed Red Man, so I took up chewing also. He moved on to another school and I took his place. Eventually I switched to Skoal because I didn't have to spit as much which was good because I began helping coach basketball along with football, and there weren't many places to spit in a gym. My dentist was in his 80's. I asked him if chewing tobacco was bad for me, and he told me that all it would do is wear down my teeth a little earlier than normal. I attempted to quit about 8 years ago, but after a couple of months I was really frustrated because I couldn't get rid of the urges. So many times I wished that I would have kept my quit going from 8 years ago. This time, at the age of 63, I know what to expect and am looking no farther ahead than one day at a time. Just make it one more day.
  5. Rolling Rock, old school glass lined tanks of old latrode... 7 oz bottles Smutty nose , star island awsome brew.NH Like that wachussets blueberry beer to, not sold it ct , and that along with yinglang!!!!! Dam beer police. PBR , old faithful 1.50 cans almost everyware, great on tap Guiness, just great!!! Which brings me to the king ok beer, the beer that is the red white and blue, sold to belgin company, really!!! wtf along with my beloved rolling rock! anheiser bush u traders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Becks o boy use to say product of germany on lable, no more and that just happened, another beer lost. Irish Stout home brew in my garage..
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  7. I play the alto sax, but I don't play in a band, just in my garage and a few occasions for friends and family. I have actually played with a dip in my mouth.
  8. I would throughly enjoy using all 5 punches on the lying and decitful Obama.
  9. WHERE ARE YOU FROM? The idea of this is basically to give everyone an idea of where everyone lives. For all I know someone lives a block away from me and I don't know it. Use the Roll Call method. Put your entry under the appropriate state header (if your state isn't listed, add it). Alabama - Even the southern boys can quit! Qazme - Scottsboro Alaska Horton - Anchorage AKPiano - Juneau Arizona DMcCumber - Mesa AZRichard--Dewey California Daddy-O - San Francisco 13 Under The Gun - Los Angeles Freeman - Sacramento NotAnOption - San Jose, CA Tardis - Santa Clara (Silicon Valley, ~ 30 mins south of SF) Robert MW- Tuolumne (about 10 miles from Yosemite as the crow flys) Colorado Muddler - Aurora DMcCumber - Castle Rock/Colorado Springs arbcubed - Greeley (From Arkansas, just living in Colorado ) shanks - Elizabeth (about 40 miles SSE of Denver) Donnie - Lamar (Southeastern Colo) DK-Livin' in da 3OH!3 Connecticut CopeWithoutCope - small state, I live on the Western side, closer to New York than Rhode Island and Mass. Hawesy - New Haven Delaware Mr Incredible - Hockessin Florida tt_dipper - Temple Terrace Iridedirt-Daytona Idaho Biernut - Coeur d'Alene u332 - Sandpoint Illinois chewless-Chicago Kaidok-Chicago (Wrigleyville) Holden - Chicago (WAY NWside)... Indiana cagey - Indy - tyztoy - Auburn Iowa mikeybr2 - Lovilia (where I am from) Captain - Fort Dodge Kansas mda65 - Overland Park (south Kansas City) iso_dipper- Kansas City (originally, now in PA). Rock ChalK Reefdiver72 Aaron Parsons Ks (originally) now in Ohio Kentucky kirov "If these United States can be called a body...then Kentucky can be called its heart." -Jesse Stewart Goose Doug - Florence,KY (just accross the river from Cincinnati,OH) dipstick22 - Crestwood - 20 miles NE of Louisville Maryland Penguin - Glen Burnie (5 miles south of BWI Airport) Close to DC and Baltimore (Born and raised in PITTSBURGH PA, Home of the Steelers, Penguins and uh, that great Baseball team they call the Pirates) Massachusetts NMB - Boston (where I'm from - will always be my home) JK2212 - North Andover (NW of Boston) Phil Beats The Bear- North Reading (^^ 2 towns over from JK2212^^) GoodbyeKodiak - Peabody (One town over from Phil, 3 towns over from JK) Tony8988 - Feeding Hills(5 minutes outside of Springfield) Michigan Mwg327 - North Muskegon (western michigan on the big lake) transplanted here from Texas (hook 'em horns) Minnesoooota Luke's Dad - Minneapolis, and also the Death Star Icandoit- Minneapolis/Otsego chill - Twin Cities Missouri Dogtown - Saint Louis Montana Campy- Missoula Chris_mcm - Butte Nebraska pdriver - Lincoln Stymied - Lincoln New Hampshire Professor - Concord New JerseyChris Johnson -- Bridgewater New Mexico Jeepnut28-Albuquerque New York steve50 - Homer North Carolina Stinky - near Greensboro Riverbandit - Hubert (From Jeffersonville Ohio, just down here until first retirement in a few years) DeputyDad - Statesville North Dakota (Almost Canada) Val - Bismarck Ohio Killerattorney - South Point BradSart - Columbus RC - Beverly SerenityMan - Huber Heights (Dayton) Stopped - Cincinnati Bigmoe - Cincinnati a99108- Cincinnati Conzach- Columbus Ohioman1972 - West Chester (Moved again...) reefdiver72 Aaron Lancaster OHIo DarkHound - Toledo DanW - Cincinnati/West Chester Oklahoma truok - Bixby mikeybr2 - Midwest City hathcoat472 - Durant Oregon steppinup - Beaverton. Can't believe I'm the first to wander thru here. kgmac311 - Eagle Point (Medford) Pennsylvania WWB - Dillsburg Moody - North Huntingdon (Irwin) iso_dipper; Philly for the last four years. Power-Lifter - Palmerton Pa "hilly billy land" Yeee Haayy Vreece - Bucks County, PA Tennessee 20yr - Smyrna Frosty - White House (originally from Glens Falls, NY) Snowduck - Jackson,TN Wildcat - Franklin TN Texas Pissonsnuff--Lockhart and formerly Phillips Kojak - Iowa Park rfuller - Lubbock Rainman-Tyler 3boysdad - El Paso dipsh@t - Carrollton (Dallas burb) Dallasjoe - Dallas Daboys885 - Kaufman (20 mins from Dallas) SGTHornback- Angleton (45 mins S of Houston) Texag - Columbus (Hour W of H Town) Dallas Bob - 460 miles north east of Marfa Clay - Rockwall (Burb East of Dallas) Utah Ijustwanttobefree - Layton Vermont bman-Burlington Virginia NMB - Williamsburg (where I am) GeoMan - Suffolk - Good idea WWB KKR0NIKK - Manassas (30 minutes south of DC) tm-va - Shenandoah Valley (near Winchester) Washington Truckerick - Bellingham Wisconsin Scaredan - Prescott imskratty - Madison pjacklin - Jackson (just North of Milwaukee) BadRonald - South of Superior PJG1111 - Appleton (Fox Cities) Wyoming Wyoming4life Cody half the time and Big Piney the other half. 3boysdad - Laramie, home of the University of Wyoming Cowboys. (Born and raised in El Paso, Texas) Canada, Eh! CanadianDave - Ontario!
  10. I discovered another established cycling page which explains the lack of interest here. I have ridden 796 miles since I began my quit and am on day 91. Good luck to everybody!!
  11. Ok.... must not be many bicycle folks out there. Today I went 12.1 miles... not a long ways, but I had a few other things that I had to take care of before I could enjoy the bicycle ride. Just bought a new bicycle... weighs 20.2 pounds and is a blast to ride....Trek Medone 4.5 2013.
  12. I wondered if there are any bicyclist out there. While getting rid of the nicotine, I put a lot of miles on my bicycle, and rewarded myself via buying a 2013 Trek Madone 4.5 and love it. An extreme change from my Trek FX 7.4, but I'm still riding it too because I ride a lot of caleche and gravel roads which aren't very good for the road bikes. I really enjoy riding the old back roads which involves avoiding the unrestrained dogs, washboard roads, and rocks, but it's worth it. Usually I pack a beer or two along with a book and crackers along with sunflower seeds (my nicotine substitute). After 10 miles or so, I take a break, read my book, enjoy a semi cool beer with crackers. Usually, I'll sit on the side of the road while reading my book, enjoing my beer and crackers. Many times, folks have stopped and asked if I needed help...the country folks are always very friendly. I love it!!
  13. Thanks Chuck for taking the time to contribute your comments. One thing I can really appreciate is your threats concerning your three daughters. I have two daughters and a son. I didn't shoot anybody, but my two daughters didn't have much of a chance of becoming involved with the wrong boy because my wife and I were both teachers, and my best friend and golfing buddy was the high school principal. So we knew everything about any boy who showed up at our place. I only, indirectly, uhhh disqualified two boys. One of my daughters married the son of a coach who I coached with and that worked out wonderfully. They have 3 kids and are both teachers. My other daughter married an electrical engineer who drove from Austin to ask me for her hand in marriage. We are about 30 minutes from Austin. I kind of knew what his mission was when he showed up by himself. I offered him a cold beer, and on his first swig, he chocked and spewed beer everywhere and was severely embarrassed. After recovering, he expressed his desire to my wife and I to marry our daughter. Later he said that he was dissapointed because I didn't give him a hard time. I kind of have a reputation for uhhhh cutting up. He and I play golf together and attempt to stay out of trouble with our wives. They have 2 kids, and my son and his wife who live in Sweden have one boy. I now have 6 grandkids and am loving it!.... and am hoping to stay around longer by quitting the nic. Good luck with your daughters!!
  14. Does anybody have a plausible explanation about the nicotine dreams? I was at my in-laws house last week for the first time since I started my quit. I had new triggers and cravings since it was a place I had used nicotine for many years. I understood that my body was expecting a dose of nicotine since the last time I was there, I used nicotine. Well, I didn’t really experience craves, it was more like nudges, but the sunflower seeds and bicycle riding neutered the nic bitch. What I couldn’t understand is that one night I had two nicotine dreams. In both dreams, I suddenly found myself with a dip in my mouth and was pissed off at myself for having the dip. I don’t know how the dip got into my mouth; I just know that it was there. Both dreams caused me to wake up. Two days later I saw that one of the members in my group had met with bad times and lost his quit. I thought about how depressing that would be. That night, I again dreamed that I had a dip in my mouth and was fretting over having to break the news to the rest of my group that I had caved. I thought for sure that this was the end, and then I woke up and was so, soooo happy that it was only dream. What gets me is that in the dreams, I never bought the can, opened the can, got a pinch of snuff, or put it in my mouth; the dip just suddenly appeared in my mouth. Has anybody had a similar experience??
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