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Chew and youQuitting chewing tobacco

What are your reasons for quitting?

Better health, saving money, your family, or even a brighter smile and better breath.

Pick your quit date.

When you are ready, try to choose a quit date within the next two weeks, this will give enough time to prepare but not enough to put it off!

Use Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Medications like the patch and gum or lozenge can improve your chance of quitting for good. Before you use these medications, talk with your doctor or a Quit Coach. A Quit Coach may still recommend that you talk with your doctor, especially, if you use more than one kind of tobacco because they can help find the best medication and dose for you.

Do what works best for YOU

Everyone is different. Create a plan that works best for you. And you don't need to do that alone, that's what we're here for! A Quit Coach will help you find what triggers you to use tobacco and give you the tools you need to keep you on track.

Set realistic goals, achieve them, reward yourself.

Ask for help

Don't be afraid to ask friends or family to help you quit. They know you best – and can be some of your best support and encouragement throughout your journey. Be sure to ask friends not to offer you chew or snuff, even ask a friend to quit with you.

Throw it out

Throw out all (yes all) of your chewing tobacco and snuff.

New, healthy activities

Building a quit kit –

Exercise — another great alternative.

Being active is a great way to distract from cravings, improve sleep and mood. Find out more.
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