How to Quit Smokeless Tobacco Now


So you think you might want to quit smokeless tobacco

Why would you want to quit smokeless tobacco in the first place? Dipping is enjoyable for all of us. There are so many things that go hand in hand with tobacco. It helps us lead a less stressful life and helps us cope with tough situations. Also, when we do all the fun things we love we throw in a pinch and those things become much more enjoyable. Basically, smokeless tobacco is your friend, there through thick and thin. But…you know that all of that is a lie.

The buzz was fun in the beginning, but now you just dip to not go into withdrawal. Chances are you haven’t had a nic buzz in years. In the back of your head you may be thinking that you are slowly killing yourself – and you are. You may get the big “C”, cancer. Maybe you have had a sore in your mouth that concerned you more that you let on. Have you ever had a lymph node in your neck get swollen for no reason? Maybe you already have high blood pressure or heart disease. Maybe its just time to turn over a new, healthier leaf.

Time to quit now or later?

The main thing held in common by all quitters is that they just get tired of being under the thumb of big tobacco. At some point we all wise up and realize that we are paying big, big money to harm ourselves. We are addicts that never miss a payment to big tobacco. We do this not to catch a buzz but to avoid the pain of screaming, starving nicotine receptors in our brain. Some people wise up and quit before they have major side effects of dipping (missing teeth, gum disease, etc.) and some don’t

Have you ever quit dipping before for a week or two and then cave? Most people who join a quit dipping website have quit dipping multiple times in the past only to cave and restart the cycle of active and inactive use. Why is it so hard? You get the nicotine out of your body in about three days, and although that is hard to do there is more to the story. The first three days is just the first step and yes, that is truly monumental. However, that is when those nicotine receptors really wake up. They are pissed off and they know they are starting to die. When you start dipping your brain actually grows thousands and thousands of extra nicotine receptors. This allows your body to take in more and more nicotine without getting the head spinning buzz and nausea.

When you dip for years and then cut the supply of nicotine in the bloodstream your body starts to go into physical withdrawal, and it is very real. So three days after you quit smokeless tobacco, when there is zero nicotine left in your body is when people start to have the hardest time. Nobody knows for sure how long it takes for your brain to rewire itself. The most common timeline, we believe, is from one to three months after you quit dipping.

There are a whole lot of other things you should learn about when you stop dipping snuff. You are up against a stubborn, sneaky enemy that is disguised as your friend while secretly trying to kill you.

Quitting smokeless tobacco forum

Let me explain how this works. The real support is in the “Community” section of this website. Here you will find members who have anywhere from a few days of quitting under their belts to thousands of days. We all stick together and we all hold each other accountable. Everyone here knows how to quit smokeless tobacco one day at a time, and we have all watched those days grow into impressive numbers.

Inside the “community” you find people who are really in your corner if you want to quit. You will get your own little quit posse and we want you to succeed. You will get the encouragement, guidance and help you need every step of the way. We come from all walks of life across the country.

What do we want from you?

Money? nope. Cult following? nope. A little humor along the way – absolutely.

Quite simply – we want you to #1 get out from under the thumb of big tobacco and then #2 help other people do the same. We do this through commitment to ourselves and each other. 5 minutes a day is all we ask. Show up to your support group/community, log your promise to not use tobacco for one day and then keep your promise. 5 minutes a day can literally change your life. Come in and take a look around. You will see people who have this addiction squarely where it belongs – in the rearview mirror. Here is a quitter’s take on what the first 100 days of your journey will look like.

And here is one look at what it looks like when you make it to the other side


13 thoughts on “How to Quit Smokeless Tobacco Now”

    • Welcome Wolfe68 – make yourself to the forums and post up your daily promise. click “community” up tome then “Pre hall of fame – under 100 days”. This is your group for awhile. We got 3 other guys in there right now that are crushing it.

  1. Well I dipped for close to 40 years and quit for 2, but started back up when my son offered me some. I know I never should have and now I’m back in that “can’t quit” stage.
    I’ve been lying to my wife about it and it caused a huge blow up. She is an 11 year breast cancer survive and I’ve totally overlooked that with my thinking. I’ve not paid attention or worried about how it hurts her. I’ve been selfish beyond belief.
    I’d love to hear some success stories I can relate to my life and try to pattern.
    Thank you all in advance for the help, advice and words of encouragement.

    • That is unfortunately a common story – family wants us to quit but we keep on dipping and breaking promises year after year. Please make your way to the member forums and you will meet some quitters in their with similar stories. You can do this Sean.

  2. 44 years of dipping. Quit 6 months (exactly) for back surgery 2007. I actually made it 11 months 2018. (Quitting a 10 yr medication tripped that up.) This time I’m WAY more resolved. I’m on day 16 (going cold… no “fake dip” … going to whip the oral fixation element as well.) It’s pretty much kicking my ass!
    I used to have a pinch/pouch in every waking moment…. 1 day at a time.

  3. Dugan’s Hall of Fame Speech

    I started using Copenhagen in 1958. I was ten years old. Back then no one knew it was bad for you, nor thought of it as habit forming. Everyone I knew smoked, and/or chewed tobacco. When we worked cattle seems like us kids were alway either hungry or thirsty, so the older folks would give us a chew of tobacco to ease our suffering. When I started dipping Copenhagen was ten cents a can, (Read the rest at the top under HOF speeches)

  4. One Day at a Time – Dayton Brown
    One Day at A Time
    I was on day 99 and working on my speech. My, “accomplishment isnt anything special”, came to mind. It is “special” because your defeating nicotine. You killed your bestfriend. You learn nicotine isnt your bestfriend. You developed a loneliness. You struggle physically, mentally and emotionally.

    (Read the rest at the top under HOF speeches)

  5. Wattles HOF Speech
    Dear Dip,

    I say goodbye to you old friend… For over 17 years you have by my side and in my lip. Our friendship started slow, but quickly progressed into something… terrible! For too long you have robbed me of my money, my health and my relationships. 100 days ago, I said NO more will you pin me down and control my life. I now say I am free from your grasp and will finally live a life without you. I choose life, my wife and my family!

    Fare poorly old friend, I wish you the worst!

    Aaron (AKA – Wattles)


  6. A little Quit Advice from a Tiger

    Tiger – 2157 – Great to see some familiar faces back in the fold. Now for some Tiger Refuge Truths About Quitting. IF YOU DON’T LIKE CUSSING….STOP READING HERE. First thing is first, you have to make the commitment to quit and to come here and post EVERY FUCKING DAY. PERIOD. EVERY.FUCKING.DAY. NO FUCKING EXCUSES. Posting here daily will help you in so many ways, it’s stupid. First, it reminds you that you are and addict and that you are quitting. It gives you a form of daily accountability to someone else. Yes, there are people on the other end of these posts that share the same struggle as you. You aren’t alone. Second, it helps you to build a bond with your quit brothers. You need each other to win the tough battles and to stay accountable. Brothers? You damn straight they are your brothers. All of us are brothers. Get some mother fucking phone numbers and text each other. You want mine? Send me a private message. It’s the little damn envelope looking thing at the top of your page. Third, posting daily establishes a new routine for you. You USED to dip every day. Now you don’t. You USED to do WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU COULD do to make sure that you could stuff your pie hole with cancer weed every day. Well dammit, show the same FUCKING RESOLVE TO POST HERE EVERY DAMN DAY. You think skipping a day of posting is no big deal? You wanna know how many quitters I’ve seen derail their quits by not posting daily? Posting daily establishes that RESOLVE in your brain that you will do WHATEVER THE FUCK IT TAKES to keep that HORSESHIT outta your GODDAMN MOUTH. Our brains are constantly trying to convince us to cave. FUUUUUUUUUCK that shit. And finally, but most importantly, KEEP YOUR FUCKING WORD. BE A MAN. DON’T FUCKING PUSS OUT. You think your day is shitty? Bad day at work? Wife bitch you out? Kids stressing you out? Other drivers stressing you out? You think dip is gonna make all that shit better? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHFUCK NO. How about doing all that shit above, but without a lower jaw? Or dead? Yay for mutilated faces! Yayyyyyyyyyy for dead! Yay for letting a can of shit drag you around by the balls foreverandeverandeverANDEVERANDEVERANDEVER.

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