Guilty as charged, a can of Copenhagen a day for the last 15 years, except for those times when I was "trying" to quit, or stepped down to Skoal or Skoal Bandits for short periods. With the price of a can of snuff at almost $5, it's the cost of the habit that ...wait a minute, gotta grab a dip ... okay back now ... that (sic) has me wanting to quit almost as bad as the risk of cancer. My mom died of lung cancer last year, you'd think I would've gotten the message by now.
The few times that I have tried to quit cold turkey over the last couple of years, man, I was a crazed madman after just a few hours of not having any, headaches, anger, the shakes, you name it. Whenever I have tried to taper back, before you know it, I'm back to my usual intake without even realizing it.
EVERYTHING in my daily routine can be associated with getting a dip of snuff, I unconsciously make my activities revolve around it. Gonna sit down at the computer at home, gotta get a dip first. Gonna go to the bathroom, gotta get a dip. Gonna run an errand, get a dip....the list goes on and on.