Does or did any of you chew ?

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  1. Fetch ND

    Fetch ND New Member

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    May 21, 2008
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    220 SunDeck
    350 V8
    :smt021That should of been Do or did :smt021

    I have went two days without chew & I'm really hurting - It is amazing how addictive that stuff is - I say even more than cigs - cause you do it 24 / 7 - I don't know why I decided to try & quit & I wonder if I am going to make it -

    It is all you can think about at this stage :smt100
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2008
  2. Turtlesboat

    Turtlesboat Minister of Media TECHNICAL Contributor

    Feb 4, 2007
    New York City
    1996 450DA, TNT, Caribe dink w/15hp OB.
    3126 427HP TD transmissions
    Take up cigar smoking. almost the same thing but with smoke added.
     
  3. First Born

    First Born Super Moderator PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Charlotte, N.C.
    2006 185 Sport
    4.3 L 190 HP
    My theory is if you can quit for three days (cold-turkey) then you will be cured. That is how long it takes for the nicoteen to get out of your body. The cravings will never go away but the addiction will. The third day is the hardest. Good luck. Substituting one addiction for another is never the answer.

    (it should be noted that I have never chewed but I was a smoker)
     
  4. Uplate

    Uplate New Member

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    Fetch-

    hang in there if thats what you really want to do. and that is the key. You must make up your mind that it is _OVER_.

    Also, just think of how many chicks want to kiss a "chewer/spitter". I have seen those plastic empty coke bottles full of...
     
  5. SearayPaul

    SearayPaul Member

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    Oct 11, 2006
    Simpsonville, South Carolina
    34 Downeaster
    Cummins 5.9 480hp
    Stopping the nicotine addiction is one of the hardest things a person can do. It is the most pervasive addiction in the United States. Wes is correct that the body will metabolize nicotine with in a few days but the cravings will still be there. The body's nerve receptors have been trained to be stimulated by tobacco's many by products and still want to have that craving be satisfied. In addition the psycological training of your body which produces habits has to be altered to be succesful.

    You must put your self in new and different social settings to succesfully stop tobacco use. Part of the addiction is a force a habit. By altering chewing tobacco and the related triggers for other distractions in your life you will greatly improve your chance of success. This is easy to write but much harder in practice to successfully implement.

    You must have a supportive spouse if you are married as some of the cognitive changes will not be pleasurable to you or your spouse. A supportive spouse does not nag but instead gently encourages you through the hard times and there will be many over the next few months. Encouragement is a great motivator. In return you should be appreciative of your significant other for there help. You should be cognitive of your behavoir towards them. If you are having a bad day when things look up you should be very thankful that you had support nearby that accepted you for who you are and what you are trying to do.

    There are free help lines that you can call that will support your effort to stop the tobacco habit. Most of them are state sponsered and can be located on your state health page. Talking with the counslers is another additional measure that will help you through the tough times.

    In the end you are to be complimented for trying to improve your health and lifestyle. You will be reducing your mobidity and mortality that tobacco ultimitly inflicts on all users whether smokeless or not. I wish you the best of luck and commend you for attempting to kick the habit.

    Paul
     
  6. Turtlesboat

    Turtlesboat Minister of Media TECHNICAL Contributor

    Feb 4, 2007
    New York City
    1996 450DA, TNT, Caribe dink w/15hp OB.
    3126 427HP TD transmissions
    Ok, take up crack and heroin and nicotine shouldn't be a problem anymore.
     
  7. promocop

    promocop New Member

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    Blame the republicans
     
  8. Newbie

    Newbie New Member

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    Oct 22, 2007
    Apex, NC
    '01 230BR
    350mag B3,
    Better yet, democratic californians. I hear theres a jackass that poses as some pirate dude, he'd be a good candidate.

    Good luck trying to quit. I've been a smoker half my life, tried quitting many times without success. I too am about to the point where I can't stand it anymore and will next try the cold turkey method as they say its the only way to truly quit. Maybe afterwards, I can give up my crack and heroin addiction, but only one at a time:grin: SB
     
  9. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
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  10. Four Suns

    Four Suns Head Pot Stirrer TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    2003 480 DB
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    QSM-11 Diesels
    You are in good company:

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  11. chollyjohn

    chollyjohn New Member

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    Richmond & Morattico, VA
    1992 Sea Ray 310 Sportbridge - Only 41 Made by Brunswick
    Twin 8.1L Mercruiser; 370HP each; Inboard Zurth Str8 Drives
    I have seen people who developed cancer of the mouth due to the tobacco resin in CHEW. Sometimes I wonder what it takes for someone to simply admit, whole heartedly, that some habitual behaviors are deadly or more midly said "just not good for ya".
     
  12. Fetch ND

    Fetch ND New Member

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    May 21, 2008
    Devils Lake ND
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    350 V8
    thanks all

    It is tough but I think I'm stubborn enough to make it

    I have not smoked for nearly 40 yrs

    but have chewed for almost that long

    I did quit once for a few years & the then after smoking cigars one summer - I got hooked on nicotine again (it no fun to stand in the garage when it 30 below to smoke a cigar) & I spent more on air freshner & breath mints than cigars

    I don't know anyone who has Crack or heroin but right now it sounds good :smt101
     
  13. Banagy

    Banagy Member

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    Bay Port,MI
    2005 Sun Deck with Lowrance HDS 7 Touch Gen 2 GPS fish finder and Navman radio Bennett Trim Tabs.
    5.0 with Alpha 1 drive
    I never took up chewing because of my grandfather. He would smoke his large bowl pipe down half and knock off the ash and chew the rest. I could not stand the situation
     
  14. sb in gp

    sb in gp Member

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    Oct 10, 2006
    Grosse Pointe, MI
    44 Sedan Bridge 2006
    Cummins QSC-500
    I would never tell anyone how to live their life. But if you have ever had the chance to watch someone close to you die of cancer caused by tobacco, it might help you with the withdrawals. My brother-in-law passed 6 months ago. 48 years old. Left a wife and 2 boys just getting out of college. 18 months ago he was fine and smoking his normal 2-3 packs a day and loving life. Cancer can be very efficient.
     
  15. dpvandy01

    dpvandy01 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 6, 2007
    Cincinnati, Ohio/Ohio River
    2003 320 Sundancer
    &
    2012 185 Sport
    &
    2014 Sea Fox 256 Commander
    Twin 6.2L Close Cooled V-Drives & 3.0L Alpha 1, 300 Yamaha OB
    Smoked cigarettes for a long long time. Never more than a pack every two or three days. I've also been an avid runner. Smoked while training for and running marathons and triathlons. January this year I just stopped. I dipped when I first got in to the fire service (all the cool kids were doing it:smt021) . Now if I were to put a dip in my mouth, I'd better be sitting on the toilet cuz I wont make it otherwise... Still love cigars but only during the boat season. GOOD LUCK!!! It's worth it in the long run. Hang in there and try not to take it out on those that love you... and be nice to us here at CSR as well............. on second though, why start now:grin:
     
  16. dpvandy01

    dpvandy01 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 6, 2007
    Cincinnati, Ohio/Ohio River
    2003 320 Sundancer
    &
    2012 185 Sport
    &
    2014 Sea Fox 256 Commander
    Twin 6.2L Close Cooled V-Drives & 3.0L Alpha 1, 300 Yamaha OB
    Did you take that a one of the fund raisers on your boat??:grin:
     
  17. Fetch ND

    Fetch ND New Member

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    Maybe it's because I have watched that VH1 show Celebrity Rehab - :smt101 this should be easy compared to some of them
     
  18. katricol

    katricol Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 4, 2008
    LONG ISLAND SOUND
    2000 540DA
    CAT 3196 660 HP
    I smoked cigs for 23 years. Nobody smoked more or better than me. I inhaled every last drop and loved it. Nobody enjoyed smoking as much as me, ever....and then my 10 year old daughter started coming home from school crying IN MY FACE "PLEASE DADDY STOP SMOKING YOU'RE GOING TO DIE!!!" Well, after listening to that for half a year, I got hipnotized and quit smoking "cold turkey". Me the world's best smoker, the guy who enjoyed it more than anyone, ever. I carried an open pack of my favorite cigs in my shirt pocket for 2 months to prove that I could, and did. I quit smoking.... then... as luck would have it, I was surrounded with guys at work who did dip. well....how great after quitting smoking(which I NEVER thought I could) I now had a new addiction which I pursued for another 5 years. Can you say MAINLINING? because that's what dipping is compared to smoking, It's aVERY efficient way to get nicotine and a bunch of other bad stuff into your system! I was the world's best dipper.... I would wake up at 5 am and put it in... it would come out at bedtime. Enter my 20 year old son in college enrolled in health classes,bioolgy,and an all american wrestler,bringing home pictures of guys with no teeth no noses no jaws. no shit. half their faces gone! Back to the hypnotist(sic?) and I quit dip. Me, the worlds best dipper,the guy who enjoyed dipping more than anyone in the history of the world. I did it! 15 years ago. You know what amazed me the most both times I quit? How easy it was once I TRULY made up my mind to do it. I didn't WANT to quit either time, but my children wanted me to very bad so i did it for them. crazy. They helped me. It took willpower on my park, but Iknow getting hypnotized helped "take the edge off" , I know it dosen't work for everyone, but if you have a good imagination,it mayhelp you be successful long term like it did me. may good luck follow your good effort. ric
     
  19. midway

    midway Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Midway, Ga
    04 SeaRay 185Sport, Smart Tabs, Mageln Meridian Gold GPS, Hbird Matrix 87 dept/ff/gps/cp, Uniden vhf
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    As a person that smoked longer that I have not, good luck to you. I quit smoking in 2003 at Bristol Speedway, ran out of cigs that weekend, had bought the patches, the cravings do get better, I still get them but few and far between, somewhere around the 90 day mark it will jump back on you full force and once you get by that one it starts to get better and continues to do so. You can do it.
     
  20. Whimsea

    Whimsea New Member

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    Sep 1, 2007
    Lake Lanier
    2000 185BR
    Merc
    Katricol inspiring story. Forty-one years ago, at age 18, I tried smoking and my Dad said if you stop smoking for six months, I will give you a color television. I did it and got the television and to this day I thank him for that. I cannot imagine smoking now. My children do not smoke as a result of me telling them this story for more years than they wanted to hear it.

    At my daughters high school, there was a very handsome football star who dipped and developed mouth cancer. It was sad to see his jaw blow up bigger than the size of his head and he eventually died. Of course, dipping was the new fad and supposed to be safer than smoking.

    Good luck Fetch. :thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2008

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