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A girl and her chew: one woman’s story of spit tobacco use
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    Help quitting spitting

    For those trying to quit smokeless tobacco, there are some helpful options. Of course, making up one's MIND is the most important thing. Many states now have Tobacco Quitlines, that give phone-based help. Washington's is 1-877-270-STOP, and can probably direct people to other states' lines. To handle the very high nicotine addiction of smokeless tobacco, it often takes combining nicotine patches and nicotine gum. The pat...

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    Spit Tobacco- Enough Is Enough

    My name is Joseph Morris and I have been a dipper for the past 10 years. As I am writing this I am 3 days clean of dip.

    I'll never forget my freshman year of high school. I was first introduced to dip outside at lunch. It gave me such a buzz and I even threw up. It soon became a lunch ritual. I would dip at lunch and be so buzzed for next periods class thatI would sleep right through it because I was so n...

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    How did you quit?

    I found your very interesting......and I would very much like to know how you quit. My husband has been dipping since he was about 14. I hate it, my children hate it and he has tried to quit many times. It is interfering in our lives in many ways.....

    There are all kinds of things out there to help people to stop smoking, but i've never seen information suggesting that those who dip would need help quitting....

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    Curious about smokeless tobacco amounts

    Dear Jane,

    Thank you so much for your inspiring story. I'm trying to find out information regarding smokeless tobacco for an institutionwide project I'm coordinating. We are trying to estimate the amounts/servings of smokeless tobacco used by patients here. I am not sure how much snuff, smokeless tobacco, or pipes/cigars smoked would be considered an average daily amount. It has been difficult to quantify pat...

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    Dear Jane,

    Thank you for sharing your story about your tobacco chewing habit and that you quit this terrible habit. It makes me proud to know that my husband Bill was the initiating factor in your decision to quit. I know it was a very hard thing to do, and I applaud you for your strength to do so. I only wish my husband had had someone tell him the devastating effects of chewing tobacco. I miss my husband v...

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