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I just stumbled upon this site and it's obviously a place I needed to be. My goodness it's hard to quit. My wife just rolls her eyes when i say, "I'm trying again." The only way I've found to actually get anywhere with quitting Copenhagen, is to fast. And fast for however long it takes. I do drink very good powder supplements. Still take my wellbutrin. Wear a patch (the generic kind from Walgreens) Use a Commit tab when huge cravings threaten to overwhelm me. The thing is...I really loved chewing Copenhagen. I loved everything about it, even the pain...and you guys know what I'm talking about. I loved the smell, the variety of aroma based on the date of the can. I loved the way a good plug burns at first, then sits nicely in your mouth. I loved the dipping motion, squeezing a perfect plug. I even liked finding different kinds of spit cups. I was so far gone in the nicotine trap that I chewed around my kids when we sat back to watch tv. Basically, if I felt the need coming on, I dipped. Now I'm here and sad but starting again..trying to discover a nicotine free life. One question: In the survey it asks how many cigarettes you smoke per day. How do you figure the same amount with chew? [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 7/18/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 1 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 21 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $9 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 0 [B]Hrs:[/B] 4 [B]Mins:[/B] 5 [B]Seconds:[/B] 10
Welcome to the site Matches. I chewed Skoal for over twenty years. I dipped Cope for awhile until I found out about that "famous" story of the kid who lost his whole face from chewing Copenhagen. Then I switched back to Skoal. I came to the realization that I was thinking that living my life without Skoal was not enjoyable. [b]THIS IS CRAZY![/b] It has taken me a few weeks of getting over the "poor me's". Now I am getting back into doing the things I enjoy to do [b]without skoal.[/b] I have tried many times to quit before and have even gone as far a six months. This time it is more than just quitting tobacco. Its about growing up and taking care of myself. This means looking into a little further why it was so necessary to chew at all. Best of luck to you. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 6/11/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 42 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 848 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $252 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 6 [B]Hrs:[/B] 3 [B]Mins:[/B] 2 [B]Seconds:[/B] 7
14 years ago 0 navigator 213 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
That is a very good question. I think that data is necessary for your quit meter. It calculates money and life saved. You could just put the price per can as the price per pack and how many cans you chew a day instead how may cigs you smoke a day. Another good thing to help you want to quit is look up pictures on the internet of people with mouth cancer. That is real provoker right there. Congratulations on your decision to quit. You can do it, one day at a time. Navigator. [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 6/16/2006 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 33 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 667 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $118.8 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 3 [B]Hrs:[/B] 3 [B]Mins:[/B] 59 [B]Seconds:[/B] 38
MatchesMalone, Welcome to the SSC and congratulations on deciding to kick the habit! Keep working through the program and navigating our forums for advice. For the quit meter, you're suppose to multiply the number of dips by two. A dip on average will contain 2-3 mg of nicotine in comparison to the 1-2 mg found in most cigarettes. Start making a list of all the distractions you can use to keep your hands and mouth busy. Also, start thinking about what new hobby or interest you'll replace it with. Keep persevering, check back soon. Danielle _________________________ The SSC Support Team
14 years ago 0 Infinite_D 80 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Checking up on everyone. If, by chance, you're still watching these forums, matches, let us hear from you! [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 5/21/2005 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 490 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 10,307 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $539 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 63 [B]Hrs:[/B] 11 [B]Mins:[/B] 5 [B]Seconds:[/B] 34
14 years ago 0 Shevie 2027 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Hi, Matches. Quitting tobacco in any form is hard. But it can be done. Have you read Infinite_D's "Here I go again" thread? It's a great story of one man quitting chew in the face of some pretty strong odds. He found somewhere that a dip is equivalent to 3 cigs. So 2 or 3, take your pick. I used to enjoy the mechanics of smoking. The pack in my pocket held everything else in place. The feel and smell of a cig before I lit it. But once lit, I no longer liked it. That's why I quit. Stay strong, Matches. Let us here from you. Shevie [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 5/23/2005 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 426 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 8,530 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $1618.8 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 79 [B]Hrs:[/B] 12 [B]Mins:[/B] 17 [B]Seconds:[/B] 4
14 years ago 0 Katy 763 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
the things that you remember and think you miss about having a dip are all due to the fact that you are a nicotine addict. As a smoker, I felt the same way about my cigs....about how they were my "friends"??? Once you get past a certain point in quitting, you realize just how whacko this line of thinking is.....I mean who in their right mind misses smelling like a wet ashtray? Hacking up a lung in the morning?? Leaving movies, kids plays, family dinners, etc. in order to feed the a dipper, tell me what a wonderful thing a spit cup is? Pu..leeeeze!*#*! (My son dipped, so I know how nasty that thing is.) My point is, we loved things about our addiction cause we loved quieting that know, the one that rages for a fix...the one who demands that we light up or dip. make a list of all the advantages of NOT having a chew in your cheek....(ask your wife and kids to add a couple of items each) keep that list handy. My son gave up his chew over 4 years ago.....and I know he had a really tough time....he used the herbal mint chew to help him through the rough times....he feels that he has finally reached a point where he no longer feels threatened. I just want you to know that you CAN beat this's tough and it doesn't happen over night.....but it does happen! so hang tough Katy [B]My Milage:[/B] [B]My Quit Date: [/B] 1/4/2002 [B]Smoke-Free Days:[/B] 1659 [B]Cigarettes Not Smoked:[/B] 66,398 [B]Amount Saved:[/B] $9456.3 [B]Life Gained:[/B] [B]Days:[/B] 216 [B]Hrs:[/B] 12 [B]Mins:[/B] 28 [B]Seconds:[/B] 8
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