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I was just thinking about my old addict behavior. I will always be an addict but this behavior will be gone from my life: 1. I used to only wear cargo shorts whenever I "had to go somewhere in a non-friendly dipping environment" because I could store a can in the right lower pocket and cram a handful of fast food napkins on the outer side of the can to hide the round indentation protruding from my shorts. 2. I would only buy the 16 oz aluminum bottled beer (unless it was Sam Adams Octoberfest season) because they were the perfect camouflaged spitter and were spill proof. I used to use aluminum cans but it became a chore to dump out the 2-3 full spitters in the toilet every night, plus the aluminum bottles were reusable. No sense in pouring a new pop or beer in the sink just to use the can. 3. I became aware that I don't really square myself up with people when I'm talking face to face with them. I would always be talking and kind of looking to the side or down from them so the air of my exhaled speech would not hit them in the face. 4. I visit the dentist 3 times a year even though my insurance only pays for twice a year cleanings. I don't know how much cash out of pocket I've spent at the dentist over the years. 5. Hiding in the garage/basement for an hour after dinner is definitely something I can't wait to make amends of. It's like "Where's Waldo" at my house and I'm Waldo! I'm sure that you all have similar addict behaviors like these in the past. What's nice is these are all stupid things we are eliminating in our lives by standing together against the nic bitch, one day at a time. Anyone else want to share their thoughts? Click here to follow the path to Lies Addicts Tell
These were some of my old standards- 1. I just can't say no to myself. I love myself too much to deny myself. 2. I won't be able to function at work without it. 3. What if I kill someone from road rage trying to drive without it? 4. I won't be able to control the time of day I shit without it, and can't use public toilets. .
"The a+b=q should be in a science magazine or something." - thejoeformidable That line from Joe, written on day 26 of his quit, is interesting. What would that science magazine say? How can that formula be expanded upon to explain it to the average dipper, peeking through the windows into this site? How does quitting with A+B=Q work? Accountability + Brotherhood = Quit. Accountability: a willingness to accept responsibility for one’s actions. Here that means making a promise not to use nicotine first thing every morning, and keeping that word. We make no excuses, and we accept no excuses from anyone else. In the end we are here for only one reason, to quit dip. If you don’t show up every morning to make that promise, you are not committed to this group. If you use dip after making your promise here, you have no integrity, and this is not the place for you. Everyone here quits every day. There are a few definitions of brotherhood which are appropriate for this community. 1. Brotherhood: An alliance to support the furtherance of a particular interest.. (like a trade group or lobby etc). You can think of it like that. A group of dudes who get together to push an agenda. The agenda? Quitting Dipping. Quitting with as many tobacco users as are willing to work with us here. 2. Brotherhood: The state of being brothers. This one may be harder to understand. How do you become brothers with people from the internet? I clearly recall being dubious when experienced quitters would talk of “the brotherhood”. Reminded me of this scene. As in, No thanks, I don’t need internet “brothers” I have real friends. A year later, I can say that I have “real” friends here, some of whom I have met, some of whom I may never meet, except online or via text. But I am as honest with them as I am with any “real” friend, and am both dependent upon them, and supporting of each and every one. These are not strangers anymore. Is there are a magic formula here? No. Just give a shit, show up, put in some effort, be open to quitting and brotherhood. Why does that work? Maybe most the guys who gravitated to chewing are pretty similar. Maybe the guys who gravitate towards saving themselves from the addiction to dip are even more similar. Either way, it works. If you are closed off, want to do things your own way, think you are better than this, and think it won’t work for you? It won’t. Oh yeah, you can go fuck yourself. Quit: Never dipping again. Obviously being from quit from dip means that we don’t use nicotine any more. Never again. But for those of us who have been quit for a while, it means much more. To me it means being free. I feel as though I was firmly entrenched in a life going nowhere. In effect, I was stripped of ambition by the realization that none of this meant anything. Why? Because cancer from dip was going to kill me. “Why give a shit about making a shit ton of money? I’ll be dead soon.” Not anymore. I feel like the act of quitting chewing tobacco, shedding those literal chains of slavery, has liberated us in more ways than just being nicotine free. A few days ago our bro NMCB detailed that quitting dip has opened his eyes to other improvements in his life. It dovetails with something I have noticed for the last several months…. that many of our brothers are taking positive steps in many other areas of their life. Getting promotions, switching jobs, taking leaps of faith. Careers have overwhelmingly improved for the better. And in many cases our marriages are better off, or at the very least, we no longer have chew to blame for our shitty marriages. The bottom line is that our act of quitting dipping together will leave a legacy. For our children, our quitting will mean that many more of us will be here as they grow into adults, and we will be fully armed and able to keep them away from the poison that almost killed us. And together we have begun building this place, a site that I hope will be a leader in destroying big tobacco, little by little, for years to come.
So you are a nicotine addict. When you first stuffed your face with Hawkins or took your first puff off a Marlboro, you were cool. You weren't some kid playing with Legos anymore. You grew out your stubble and grew some courage to walk into the 7-11 and ask for a 3 pack of Trojans and a can of Cope without making eye contact with the man behind the counter. Now you are older, and spitting in water bottles and emptying ash trays in the Walmart parking lot is not anyone's version of "being cool". You have begun to notice things in your life that you detest now. They include: Health issuesSmoking and dipping are extremely dangerous to my health or is ruining my healthI have lost my sense of smell, until I open my spit bottle in my 120 degree truck (yuck)It bothers me to be dependent on cigarettes and CopeSmoking gives me very bad breathI notice my gums are eroding from chewing tobaccoI frequently have a sore throat from smoking and dippingI would have more energy if I did not smokeChewing gum all the time has loosened up my fillingsI fear that quitting smoking or chewing will make me gain weight. Quitting smoking does not make you gain weight. You gain weight by over-eating. The people who gain weight when they quit smoking are those who keep putting food in their mouth instead of tobacco.Cosmetic issuesMy cigarette smoke leaves an unpleasant smellI have nicotine stains on my fingers.I am getting wrinkles from smoking.My teeth are discolored from smoking and dipping.Social issuesI am losing contact with my non-smoking friendsPeople think dipping is dirty so I became a ninja dipperMy second-hand smoke is dangerous to those around meI miss time away from loved ones because I smoke in the garage on weekendsMy cigarette smoke bothers other peopleI have to stand outside in the cold to smokeSpitting in public bothers peopleI have become a recluse and a sneak to hide my addiction from loved onesMy sister won't talk to me after her daughter drank out of my Dr Pepper can spitterSometimes I litter when I discard cigarette butts or toss empty cans on the interstateFinancial issuesI spend too much money on the nicotineMy life insurance premiums have increasedI burned holes in my clothingAll my jeans have Skoal rings and I can't wear those to churchMy curtains need to be replaced because they have turned yellowMy carpet in the truck is permanently crusted from spilled spittersNow you realize that you have become a nicotine addict. I know that because you are reading this on quittingdip.com and are trying to find out everything you can about how to quit. You spend 5 minutes searching the house for your lighter, and then just use the stove burner to light one. How many lighters have you had to buy this year already? Or you left your can in the jacket you threw on the back of the chair in your basement, and now you are at your daughter's softball game and you FORGOT YOUR CAN! We've all been there before. That list above are things that all addicts subliminally are aware of, but the Nic Cage (that is what we call nicotine around here) whispers to us that we are friends. I know I was that way too. I was a dipper and smoker for years until I found brotherhood with bad ass quitters you will meet here. No one will say it is easy. There is no patch or magic pill. You have to want it. I know you do. You wouldn't be here if you weren't ready to take back control of your life. This is your chance to be reborn; to become "cool" again. Hell, after a few months around this bunch, you might want to play with Legos again. Thanks for reading. Any questions, click on the Live Chat and I'm sure someone will come in there with you and greet you. If at this point you are ready to join us, then go register for membership and proceed to post your name on the Plebe Quit Scroll.