Replace Dip to Help You Quit

During Through With Chew Week, February 19-25.

Quitting tobacco is hard, but we’re here to help. Many individuals find that there are certain settings and activities that trigger the urge to dip.

Common Dip Triggers

Driving

Driving

Hunting

Hunting

Fishing

Fishing

Working outdoors

Working outdoors

Social settings

Social settings

Playing video games

Playing video games

Playing sports, such as golf, softball or baseball

Playing sports

When the urge to dip hits, try shaking the craving by keeping your mouth busy with something other than smokeless tobacco.

Dip Alternatives

Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds

Beef jerky

Beef jerky

Sugar-free candy

Sugar-free candy

NRTs

NRTs

Toothpicks

Toothpicks

Sugar-free gum

Sugar-free gum

Dipping may give you a little buzz, but it comes with a big price. Smokeless tobacco can cause oral lesions, heart and gum disease and cancer of the mouth, throat and pancreas. Holding an average size dip of smokeless tobacco in your mouth for 30 minutes delivers as much nicotine as 3-4 cigarettes. Plus, dip puts a hole in your wallet, too.

No matter how long you’ve dipped, quitting has immediate benefits. Your breath will smell better and your mouth will start healing. Plus, you won’t have to worry about stains on your face, teeth or clothes.

The dip alternatives above are great resources when trying to shake cravings while quitting. Another helpful resource when quitting? FREE services and 24/7, nonjudgmental support from the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. Services include free text and email support and helpful advice and coaching from specially trained Quit Coaches. Plus, registered participants can receive free NRTs, including patches, gum or lozenges.

Have questions? Thinking about quitting? Call 1-800-QUIT NOW or explore our free services.