Replace Your Dip to Help You Quit

Quit dipping during Through With Chew Week, February 18-24.

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Quitting tobacco can be tough, but we’re here to help. Before Through With Chew Week, take time to recognize the different settings and activities that spark your urge to dip. Many people crave dip in certain situations, like…

Common Dip Triggers

Driving

Driving

Playing video games

Playing video games

Hunting

Hunting and Fishing

Working outdoors

Working outdoors

Social settings

Social settings

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

Sugar-free candy

Sugar-free candy

Beef jerky

Beef jerky

NRTs

NRTs

Sugar-free gum

Sugar-free gum

Toothpicks

Toothpicks

NRTs are nicotine replacement therapies. They’re a proven method to help break the cycle of addiction. By registering for the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline’s FREE services, you can receive a FREE two-week supply of NRT  — your choice of patches, gum or lozenges.

Little Buzz. Big Price.

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 idea is to keep your hands and mind busy. The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline offers a variety of craving cures, from puzzles and activity sheets to music playlists and more.

If you need more help, sign up for our FREE services and 24/7 nonjudgmental support. Call 1-800-QUIT NOW or explore our free services.

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