(Closed) Chewing Tobacco. Yeah, I know.

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Eee.
You say he’s “tried”….he doesn’t really want to?

Post # 4
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Is that Chantix drug only for smokers or users of all tobacco?  I would try and get him to chew bubblegum.  I know it looks dumb, but there are a lot of baseball players who chew bubblegum instead of chewing tobacco.

Post # 5
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1251 posts
Bumble bee

My boyfriend is a chewer, and ohmygod, it is so nasty. Mostly, he only does it when he is out doing “guy stuff” with his friends. But sometimes I find a random nasty bottle of spit and want to throw up!

He quit all tobacco products for almost 7 months, then we went to Vegas and it all fell down the tube.

Now he says “he likes being a smoker” and well, I guess I will have to settle for that. As long as he doesn’t smoke in the house, and doesn’t lecture me over my bad habits, I don’t really know what i can do or say about the topic.

Post # 6
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627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

not a fun issue to have!

in my experience of trying to get loved ones to stop smoking (both my brothers, at different times), i’ve learned that no matter what you say, do, or offer to do, you cannot make a person stop unless they really want to.

no amount of begging, pleading, or bargaining has ever worked.  he has to want it for himself.

hope it happens for him soon!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would tell him to read the Easy Way to quit smoking.  It is not just about smoking but nicotine addiction.  I smoked for 10 years.  I quit the beginning of Jan. and I feel amazing.

FYI My uncle chews… and his kids have all gotten excited about a soda can sitting around the house.  The cans obviously did not have soda in them… they all only drink water now.

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

It might be worth it to let him know in a supportive way that one of the cons of his chewing is that it grosses you out. Not in a coercive way, but to let him know when you’re already on topic that it does affect you.

ETA: My Mom was a two pack a day smoker when she met my Dad. He told her “I just can’t stand it” and she quit cold turkey. It must have sucked for a while, but she’s stubborn and has been smoke free for 30 years.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

As someone who was addicted to nicotine it didn’t matter how much someone said you are killing myself… I would still puff away.  You dont care that your partner does not smoke or chew etc. as long as you get the nicotine.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1402718616

I swear by this method.  Everyone I know who has read this book has quit and beat their nicotine addiction.

Post # 14
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1251 posts
Bumble bee

Is there some habit you could give up or change in support of his qutting?

Like.. for every week he doesn’t chew, you don’t drink soda or something?

(I only propose that because it would probably work really well for my Fiance and I…maybe I will give him that idea tonight!)

 

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