Originally Posted by RobS
damn those are some pretty nasty photos
that is a pretty good idea, and that is what i did to get down to only dipping 1 or 2 times per week. i know that doesn't sound like very much of a problem, but i now that i'm down to that little i just want to quit all together. i'm thinking it is just a mental block at this point with trying to stop completely.
p.s. i picked up some gum tonight when i went grocery shopping so i'm going to give that a try
If you're down to 1-2 dips/week at this point, then you have the ability to just stop now (yeah, yeah, I know, it's tough). When you're taking so few dips, it's just that mental craving that's really getting you now. You need to be able to just get past that mental craving. And the gum should help. You'll have something to do with your mouth.
If you're a spitter (man, I hope you don't gut your chew!), a good trick is to put something in your lip that's like dip (say, some of that shredded jerky? Or even a piece of paper towel with a little pepper wrapped in it to simulate that little sting you get from chew), and just spit as you normally would with a chew. That way, you're going through the actions of it without getting the tobacco in there. A lot of times with breaking nicotine addictions, there's a habitual aspect of it that you seem to crave. So having something in your lip and spitting as though it were a dip will help you to completely back off of the actual chew. And after not too long, you'll be done with the supplemental crutches too.
Good luck with things