After 40 years sucking on the cigs, I decided last May 11 to give the damned things up, bought the patch and wrung my hands, was very nasty at times with my lovely wife, kicked the shit out of my favorite bird dog, increased my vodka intake, and after about three weeks jumped in the car and headed for the gas station to buy some smokes. I got half way there and knew that if I smoked ONE I would be hooked again. I instead bought a package of Red Man and have been having a chew in the evenings after dinner. ( but only one per day) It has honestly delivered me from the cigarettes......... Now in the evenings I can sit on the porch, chew, spit, cuss, and enjoy my own observations on various subjects.
Much obliged for the tip. I have to leave the chew alone though. Used to chew before I started smoking, and it's harder to quit than the cigs.
I have really done some soul searching concerning this quitting smoking. Used to wonder how these kids could let themselves get hooked on drugs, or the community drunk get hooked on the booze. Hell, I'm as hooked on smokes as they are their drug of choice. Right now, I can't even drink coffee;makes me want a cig. so bad I can't stand it. I'll live thru this mess, but it's sure been a chore. T34 B