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How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years?

Posted By: TreeMutt

How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

My neighbor is 81 and has been dippin since he was 14 (67 years)...no apparent ill effects.

Wondering if anyone can really beat that?
Posted By: Dillonbuck

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

Had two co-workers pop oral cancer in their late 40's/early 50's.
Both within a month.

I had just started chewing tobacco again. Gave it up for good (mostly) then.

That's been 17 years ago, still miss the stuff anytime I see it or even think
of it. Cave in evry once in awhile and buy a bag or bum a chew. Couple hours with one and I'm ok for awhile. Been a long time since I've felt the need, maybe I finally got it whipped.

But, typing this now, I'm thinking of a chew,
Posted By: kelbro

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

I quit 9 yrs ago after dipping/chewing for just under 40 yrs. Don't miss it and not going to get a tobacco Jones again.
Posted By: AcesNeights

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

I chewed for 30+ years and was never without a dip. I gave it up about 4 or 5 months ago. I miss chewing especially when I’m out fishing or huntin…or first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee or after a meal….actually come to think of it I miss it all the time. 😁. I enjoy my life too much to continue to chew so I quit. I wanna spend the next half of my life enjoying the time with my wife now that the kids are older and since I’m very healthy with no medical issues I figured that chewing was the biggest threat to my health and quit. I’ve never seen many old men chewing and surmised there’s a reason for that. When I was young I never gave much thought to what life would look like at 50 because I didn’t think I’d live that long…..but here I am still chugging along. I thank God everyday for the blessings he’s bestowed on me and my family so with life as good as it is I don’t wanna check out now, I have a lot more living to do.

For everyone that’s quit chewing I tip my hat to you. For those that want to quit but haven’t I pray that you find the strength to quit. For those that chew currently and don’t plan on quitting….you’re my hero. 😂
Posted By: BigDave39355

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

Wanna break yourself from ever wanting to try dip/ dip again??

Just drink some ‘backer spit outta a beer bottle….

On a hot day….

Take a good pull on it………


The smell of it still turns my stomach. That was bout 20 yrs ago. 🤢🤢
Posted By: dale06

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

Lots of guys would have beat that 67 years, we’re it not for the cancer that got them, years before.
Posted By: TrueGrit

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

I mostly quit dipping and chewing 30 years ago, and miss it bad. My Dad (Smokey) is working on 95 and chews - smokes on a couple of cigars every day and has been since before WWll.
Posted By: mark shubert

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

Gave up Copenhagen in '91, after 21 years.
The cravings quit ~ 5 years ago, IIRC. smile smile smile
Posted By: 673

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

Best thig I ever quit, chewing and smoking, I look back and wonder what was I thinking. Quit smoking and continued chewing for another 20, quit that, and now it has tripled in price.
Posted By: OGB

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

Originally Posted by BigDave39355
Wanna break yourself from ever wanting to try dip/ dip again??

Just drink some ‘backer spit outta a beer bottle….

On a hot day….

Take a good pull on it………


The smell of it still turns my stomach. That was bout 20 yrs ago. 🤢🤢

BTDT!
Posted By: TheBigSky

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

I chewed Copenhagen from the time I was about 14 until the time I was about 37. I have now not had a single dip in 20 years. I still do the occasional cigar thing though.
Posted By: saddlesore

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

I quit about 8 years ago,mostly chew though. I had to have a 2nd back surgery and the Docs are getting so if you use tobacco, they won't do surgery on you. I had one co worker lose half his lower jaw from oral cancer and died 6 months later and two died of lung cancer from smoking.
Posted By: killerv

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

Originally Posted by BigDave39355
Wanna break yourself from ever wanting to try dip/ dip again??

Just drink some ‘backer spit outta a beer bottle….

On a hot day….

Take a good pull on it………


The smell of it still turns my stomach. That was bout 20 yrs ago. 🤢🤢


ranks right up there with accidently grabbing a beer bottle with someone cigarette butt in it.
Posted By: dpd

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

I remember when I was about fifteen or so I had a buddy that dipped skoal. He would spit in a Dr.Pepper can . He left it on the kitchen counter one time and his mom walked by , picked up the can and downed it. She had him up against the wall by the neck threatening to kill him if he ever did that again . I can still picture her face and that was 45 years ago.
Posted By: The_Real_Hawkeye

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

Originally Posted by TreeMutt
My neighbor is 81 and has been dippin since he was 14 (67 years)...no apparent ill effects.

Wondering if anyone can really beat that?

My grandfather was a chain smoker from age 14 and died of standard old age in his middle 80s. Never had cancer or emphysema.
Posted By: ShortMagFan

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

Quit dipping almost 16 years ago the day my son was born. I’d been doing it about 15 years. Nasty habit. See people do it now and I’m not remotely interested
Posted By: OSU_Sig

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

Originally Posted by 673
Best thig I ever quit, chewing and smoking, I look back and wonder what was I thinking. Quit smoking and continued chewing for another 20, quit that, and now it has tripled in price.

Same here. I loved smokeless tobacco and was seldom without a load of long cut under my lip. Dental hygienist convinced me that I needed to quit. That was in 1997.
Posted By: dogcatcher223

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

I've known three chewers that got cancer...two got bladder cancer and lived...one got throat cancer and it killed him within 6 months.

Watched my best friend die of lung cancer who smoked, and my mom died of emphysema. Tobacco is bad news...
Posted By: navlav8r

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

Ant heads? 🐜 Worm dirt? 🪱 NFW!
Posted By: TrueGrit

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

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Yep smoking will kill you if you don't die if old age first.
Posted By: Boarmaster123

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

Had that nasty habit for 20 years. Quit about 15 years ago. I never dipped unless I was hunting or fishing but seemed the minute I stepped off the pavement or the dock I had to have one.
Posted By: AcesNeights

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

Originally Posted by Boarmaster123
Had that nasty habit for 20 years. Quit about 15 years ago. I never dipped unless I was hunting or fishing but seemed the minute I stepped off the pavement or the dock I had to have one.


That’s been my problem historically. I had “quit” chewing a few times through the years but when I’d go fishing or hunting I craved a dip and gave in to the craving. Unfortunately once the trip was over I didn’t stop….I figured I’d finish the can and not get another but that never worked out as well as I had planned. I know now that I just won’t have that first dip. If I get the craving I use the tobacco free nicotine pouch. It’s like nicotine gum but stronger. I’ll throw a couple pouches in my front lip chew a couple pieces of Big Red, mix it together and pack it into my lip. It’s surprisingly satisfying. 😁
Posted By: Oldman03

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

Chewed loose leaf and dipped Skoal for 35 years, but quit cold turkey in 2003.
Posted By: Skankhunt42

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

Originally Posted by TrueGrit
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Yep smoking will kill you if you don't die if old age first.


Good stuff and God bless him!
Posted By: P_Weed

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

I've been chewing tobacco for many years, but I get really embarassed when female guests visit my house, and my dog sniffs their crotch.

OK, he's a chihuahua and I have to lft him up - but it's still embarassing.
Posted By: Dillonbuck

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

Originally Posted by OGB
Originally Posted by BigDave39355
Wanna break yourself from ever wanting to try dip/ dip again??

Just drink some ‘backer spit outta a beer bottle….

On a hot day….

Take a good pull on it………


The smell of it still turns my stomach. That was bout 20 yrs ago. 🤢🤢

BTDT!




Yep.
Sitting waiting for the loader to come fill our dumptrucks.
Got the Pepsi and spit bottles confused.
Guys were concerned when I flung th door open and started puking.
Wiped my mouth, grabbed the Mic and explained.
Could see several gagging in their trucks!😁
Wasn't wasn't long till I had another chew.

What almost worse is to park the truck and let it sit for several summer days,
get in and open the spit bottle from last week.

That breath you take as you put it to your lips?
Then you realize it's rotting and moldy,
and under your nose, touching your lips?
Posted By: Tarbe

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

I used to do Red Man and Copenhagen at the same time.

Quit Red Man so I could dip in the office without spitting.

Finally quit after about 30 years when I thought about leaving my kids without a dad.

Do still crave it from time to time...like most here, when I am out in the field.

Hope I never touch it again. Has been almost 20 years.
Posted By: Gooch_McGrundle

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

I’m 38 and have been chewing since I was 14. Copenhagen....I wish I knew how to quit you!!
Posted By: BillyGoatGruff

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

26 years and counting. I’d like to quit, but I doubt my marriage would survive the process.
Posted By: Jim_Conrad

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

Originally Posted by BillyGoatGruff
26 years and counting. I’d like to quit, but I doubt my marriage would survive the process.


Plus it will put 30 pounds on you.


Then you will be fat, single and wondering why you cant get any dates.
Posted By: BuckHaggard

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

I dipped all the time when I was young but now the only time I dip is on hunting trips.
Posted By: Texson2

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

My Dad was a bricklayer back when folks worked like they were killing snakes all day long. No such thing as a break back then. He smoked, drank coffee and dipped real Copenhagen constantly. He didn’t spit. He swallowed. He made it to 90 taking no medication whatever. Hard work and Copenhagen didn’t kill him. COPD from working around asbestos got him. We’re all pussies now days. MAGA
Posted By: 284LUVR

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/15/21

Bag of Red Man once in a while
Posted By: TreeMutt

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/16/21

Originally Posted by Texson2
My Dad was a bricklayer back when folks worked like they were killing snakes all day long. No such thing as a break back then. He smoked, drank coffee and dipped real Copenhagen constantly. He didn’t spit. He swallowed. He made it to 90 taking no medication whatever. Hard work and Copenhagen didn’t kill him. COPD from working around asbestos got him. We’re all pussies now days. MAGA


My Grandfather worked in the mines in W.Pa back in the early 1900s at age 15...He said for the longest time he never saw daylight the whole week because he went in before dawn and left after dark....No unions or litigation back then, you did what you had to, he ended up retiring from a steel mill at age 65....there was also no "press here for Italian" BS, he taught himself how to speak, read, and write in English because he wanted to be an American.

He ended up with Black Lung at an early age...later he would put a shot of whiskey in his coffee every morning, said it loosened up his lungs. He quit smoking at age 75. Got a lot of fishing equipment using Raleigh coupons....He lived to be 95.

I have an Uncle at age 96....he still plays the accordion at bars and clubs....the only time he has been to a doctor was to take his physical for the Navy at the end of WWII.
Posted By: MadTrapper375

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/16/21

I did copenhagen for about 37 years. Found some sort of growth on the tip of my tongue that I cut off with a pair of toenail clippers. That got me to stop. Never went back. that was about 10 years ago. Still get the urge to buy a can from time to time.
Posted By: saddlesore

Re: How long have you been rubbin snuff? 67 years? - 10/16/21

Originally Posted by TreeMutt


My Grandfather worked in the mines in W.Pa back in the early 1900s at age 15...He said for the longest time he never saw daylight the whole week because he went in before dawn and left after dark....No unions or litigation back then, you did what you had to, he ended up retiring from a steel mill at age 65....there was also no "press here for Italian" BS, he taught himself how to speak, read, and write in English because he wanted to be an American.

He ended up with Black Lung at an early age...later he would put a shot of whiskey in his coffee every morning, said it loosened up his lungs. He quit smoking at age 75. Got a lot of fishing equipment using Raleigh coupons....He lived to be 95.


That mirrors my father exactly. He started in the mines at 9 years old in SW Pa. He would smoke those little black Italian cigars. He told me when he got near the mine entrance, they would put them out and chew the butt. That was in about the same time frame. About 1948 or so, he went t to work for US Steel in Dravosburg. He became a machinist an died at 93 of black lung.
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