40FIVER wrote:Thanks for this thread. I'm a regular snuff dipper. Although I only dip a can and a half a week, I am just as hooked as a 2 can a day dipper. I've been dipping for 40 years. I've always thought it was not as "bad" as smokers because I don't spit and no one ever knows if I have a dip in or not. But I've just been making excuses. I do hate this habit, but man, it's hard to quit. I don't even want to know how much money I've wasted.
PLease pray for us dippers and smokers, that God will grant us mercy and help in overcoming these addictions. I know it will be hard.
Any help that you can offer will be appreciated.
When Jason decided to quit snuff a year and a half ago, we found a great product called Bacc-Off. We ordered it online and it was Fed-Ex'd right to the front door. If you have a loved one that is willing to help you - I think this is a great way to do it!
Basically, the Bacc-Off comes in cans just like snuff. Your loved one mixes the Bacc-Off (which is made of tea leaves) with your snuff, replacing a portion of it. Over time, the amount of Bacc-Off increases and the amount of snuff decreases. Since a loved one is doing the "mixing", you never know how much is actually in there. Jason had been using the Bacc-Off without any snuff mixed in for about 5 weeks before he came to me and said that he thought it would be okay if I stopped mixing the snuff in - he couldn't really taste it anymore! I was thrilled and he was SO proud of himself!
For a long time we kept ordering the Bacc-Off and Jason used it just like he did snuff. It was less expensive which was one benefit, but since it is made from tea leaves - while I still thought it was gross - I knew it wasn't hurting him. We still keep some of the Bacc-Off in the cabinet just in case he has a really rough day and needs some, but I don't think he has used it in about 3 months.
The website we ordered it from was http://www.dipstop.com
I hope this is helpful to you and anyone else who is struggling with this addiction. I am thankful everyday that it no longer has a hold on the man I love!
Good luck and know that we will be praying for you!