My battle - a day in the life of a dipper

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September 7th, 2006, 9:26 am #101

8 is Great
Gooo Scott!!!
yqs, Sue-goldX3
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September 7th, 2006, 9:57 am #102

WAY TO GO SCOTT....EIGHT MONTHS IS FANTASTIC!!!
AND DOING A MARATHON IS QUITE THE ACHIEVEMENT!!
FOR ME , GETTING THE GROCERIES IN THE HOUSE IS A BLUE RIBBON EVENT!!! BUT EVEN THAT IS BECOMING
EASIER DAY BY DAY SINCE I JOINED THE FREEDOM CLUB OF NTAP'ers.!!!

WENDY--------FREE AND HEALING FOR 61 DAYS
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September 30th, 2006, 12:46 am #103

Had to log on today to celebrate my Silver+Bronze day. Can't believe it has been nine months free already. I'll be gold before you know it.

Thanks to everyone here for my freedom. Thanks and God Bless, I'M FREE!!!!!!!!!
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September 30th, 2006, 12:57 am #104

Scott
is
Silver+ Bronze
Way to go!!!
yqs, Sue-GoldX3
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September 30th, 2006, 1:56 am #105

Silver and bronze....way to go Scott!!!!
Kat
8 months +
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September 30th, 2006, 9:13 am #106

SILVER PLUS BRONZE = A GOLD STAR IN THE MAKING!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS SCOTT....YOUR JOURNEY IS A TESTAMENT TO THE STRENGTH, POWER AND COMMITMENT OF NTAP AND YOUR ABILITY TO KEEP YOUR QUIT BRIGHT AND SHINING.....AWESOME JOB !!! GOLD AROUND THE CORNER!!

WENDY ---- FREE AND HEALING FOR 84 DAYS
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October 9th, 2006, 7:47 am #107

awsome dude,,,a total inspiration..

9 weeks smober!
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November 2nd, 2006, 7:48 am #108

10 months today!

Just wanted to add that to my journal.

For those of you just starting......I no longer have to struggle with dip. It is not hard, I don't crave, I don't long for dip, I don't plan time to dip in my days, I don't dip while I golf or want to.....I live each day and don't think about how many days I have been nic free. Its just life now. And that feels great!

Thanks to the articles and everyone who helped me in my early days.

See you in a month.......
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November 2nd, 2006, 11:37 pm #109

Congratulations! Wonder how high a stack of those stupid little round cans would be that you haven't bought in 10 months?

I have a 5-week high stack of 'em myself.

Congratulations on keeping that great quit, one day at a time, and thanks for blazing the trail!

W..W
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My Quit Account has been open 40 days. My cash balance is now at $182.21 by not ingesting nicotine 323 times. Dividends have risen to 1 Day, 2 hours and 55 minutes of life.
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November 3rd, 2006, 5:21 am #110

Perfect timing for me to see this. i dipped ll thru junior and high school and have recently quit smoking, NTAP nor DIP... this post may have prevented a relapse for me, glad that I don't know, thanks for telling it bro!!!

Todd Reese - Free and Healing for Seventeen Days, 19 Hours and 44 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 1 Day and 5 Hours, by avoiding the use of 356 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $71.34.
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November 3rd, 2006, 5:33 am #111

Scott , Congratulations
on
10 months!!!
Way to go!!!
yqs, Sue-GoldX3-and a bit
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November 3rd, 2006, 6:04 am #112

Congratulations Scott on ten months of freedom and healing! Not sure you saw it but the CDC released the annual tobacco use report which indicates that 2.3% of the U.S. adult population are smokeless tobacco users. Clearly society has not done little to focus on their freedom from nicotine.

Scott, if you or any other oral tobacco user looking in should desire to combine your oral tobacco insights and cessation expertise in helping mold and combine some of the lessons here into a booklet or quitting tips list for oral tobacco users we'd love to help.

Thanks for the wonderful insights you've shared with all of us. Still just one rule ... no nicotine today, Never Take Another Puff, Dip or Chew!

John (Gold x7)
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November 3rd, 2006, 6:52 am #113

W A Y T O G O S LEE!! A BIG CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 10 MONTH QUIT!! YOU ARE DOING IT ONE DAY AT A TIME...ALL THE BEST

VICKI - Free and Healing for Three Months, 1 Hour and 20 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 6 Days and 9 Hours, by avoiding the use of 1841 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $415.82.
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November 3rd, 2006, 1:36 pm #114

Thanks for the responses here:

Steely Moose - keep it going one day at a time. You've got a lot of time under your belt. Way to go!

Flyinfree - I am humbled if my post kept you from a relapse. Look back in my journal and see that I had some issues when I was at 17 days. They passed and I took it a day at a time and it worked. You can do this today - worry about tomorrow when it gets here. You'll get to a point where you feel downright giddy because you are free. I struggled to quit for 18 years. Now that I am quit, I wonder why I didn't do it sooner. Nic free is such an easier life.

Sue - Your story is an inspiration. Thank you!

Vicki - keep it up. You are almost at 100 days. What an accomplishment!

And finally John - It seems I owe you my life......thank you! I would love to give back whatever I can to help someone else stop using oral tobacco. I'd love to drive the whole tobacco industry into submission if possible. I have two girls seven and two and would love for them to grow up in a nicotine free world.

Send me an email and let me know what info/experiences you would like me to put together. I'll do whatever I can to help!
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November 3rd, 2006, 7:35 pm #115

Congratulations Scott! I almost missed getting to say that, but I guess it's never to late to celebrate such an accomplishment. Way to go. It has helped being on this little journey with you.
yqs
Kat
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December 2nd, 2006, 2:25 am #116

Eleven Months!!!!

I am now a mere 30 days from Gold. All thanks to the wonderful education and message here.

I never even think about using nicotine again. It is amazing how easy this is at this point as long as I NTADip. I know I would be right back to my addiction if I ever thought one was okay. Everything in my life is easier without dip and nicotine - EVERYTHING!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.......

THANK YOU!!!
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December 2nd, 2006, 4:23 am #117

GOLD IS ON THE HORIZON AND YOUR PATH IS SURE..
AWESOME SCOTT!!!
Never Take Another Dip
Wendy ----Free and Healing for 147 Days
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December 2nd, 2006, 6:14 am #118

Scott,
Your story is inspiring...I'm still a newbie so these success stories really help keep me going day to day. I really relate to what you're saying about your kids, I have two young girls myself and I want them to know a life without nicotine!
Great going...on your way to gold - WOW!
Thank you for sharing. NTAP (me) Dip (you) :)
Di
I have been quit for 1 Week, 4 Days, 14 hours, 17 minutes and 39 seconds (11 days). I have saved $41.74 by not smoking 173 cigarettes. I have saved 14 hours and 25 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 11/20/2006 12:00 AM
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December 2nd, 2006, 9:34 am #119

wow eleven months is awesome. Its so exciting to be that close to 1 year!!! You have done awesome. Congrats to leaving that old life behind.
NTAD

I have been quit for 8 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 21 hours, 34 minutes and 16 seconds (257 days). I have saved $735.00 by not smoking 3,094 cigarettes. I have saved 1 Week, 3 Days, 17 hours and 50 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 3/18/2006 11:00 PM
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December 2nd, 2006, 11:58 am #120

CONGRATULATIONS
and thank you for the
awesome inspiration
lianne
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December 3rd, 2006, 9:11 pm #121

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December 4th, 2006, 1:54 am #122

Way to go Scott
on
11 months and counting down to Gold.
Been keeping my eye on you. I knew you could do this and look at you now. Will be looking forward to welcoming you to the Gold Club in just 30 more days..
Yqs, Sue-GoldX3 +8months
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January 1st, 2007, 6:13 pm #123

GOLD!!!!
One year ago right now I was 2 hours and ten minutes into a new nicotine free life. Now I am one year, 2 hours and 10 minutes into my nicotine free life. YES!!!
The best thing about this New Years........it was the first time in many, many years that I did not have to quit dipping at midnight. I was able to go to a party, have fun and not even think about dip. Now it is just life.
Thank you all and good luck to everyone!
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January 2nd, 2007, 12:09 am #124

Congratulations Scott!
Welcome to the Gold Club.
Doesn't it feel great to just live without
having to think about when you are going to quit?
You are free and comfy, enjoy your new life!
Tina - Free and Healing for Two Years, Ten Months, Five Days, 13 Hours and 6 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 43 Days and 7 Hours, by avoiding the use of 12475 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $4,427.82.
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Joined: April 4th, 2005, 7:00 am

January 2nd, 2007, 12:48 am #125

Congratulations Steve,

While this board is made up primarily of ex-smokers, you are proof that what is taught here applies to nicotine addicts despite the method of delivery. Because we are addicted to nicotine, not the delivery method. Although dipping does not get the attention that smoking tobacco does, it can be equally as dibilitating and equally as deadly. Your victory over nicotine is as glorious as any other. Your Freedom from the mandatory periodic intake of nicotine is no less rewarding and no less significant than that of any smoker.

Wecome to the Gold Club.

Joseph
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