Question by  clarence13435 (19)

How do you stop chewing?

They have stop smoking programs. What about chewing?


Answer by  turkinforalivin (1279)

The same programs that work for smokers will work for tobacco chewers. The addiction comes from the nicotine regardless of whether it is inhaled or absorbed into the bloodstream.


Answer by  mightyspidey (1080)

Chewing, similar to smoking, is an addiction to nicotine. The cravings and struggles with quitting are very similar to those associated with smoking tobacco. Going to a program for smokers will probably really help. Ask your local AA/NA if they can refer you to a program geared towards chewing tobacco.


Answer by  buckeyeswin2003 (106)

Since the chemical (nicotine) is the same in chewing tobacco and smoking tobacco, the methods used to quit are largely similar. One could use the nicotine patch or the nicotine lozenge in order to wean themselves from the nicotine cravings slowly.


Answer by  Hundchen (107)

Quitting smokeless tobacco is tough because the user is fighting nicotine addiction and the habit of having something in the mouth. To increase the chance of success, use a nicotine replacement, such as a patch, and chewing gum and/or sugar-free hard candies. Nicotine gum is also a good option.


Answer by  lgk (2426)

My husband uses molasses balls. They can be found in just about any little tobacco shop relatively cheap. He places on in his mouth instead of going for a dip or chew, and sucks on it for the same amount of time he would have usually used the other. Sorry, I do not know of any other programs.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

You stop chewing like you would smoking, or any other addiction. You can quit cold turkey or if that isn't possible, you can go to a clinic or self help group.

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