How to use dipping/chewing tobacco...

How to use dipping/chewing tobacco...

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Sikatriz

Peoria, AZ

#1 Nov 6, 2006
So it looks like these bastards are going to pass a smoking ban in Arizona. I'm switching to chew.

I just bought a can of Copenhagen Long Cut Straight. I don't think I'm doing it right. I'm not getting my fix.

Is there a right way to use the stuff? I tried doing a Google search but only founds links to "how to quit" instead of "how to use" as I specified in the search. Talk about censorship!

Please help me out with the "basics."
Rob

San Francisco, CA

#2 Dec 1, 2006
Try Skoal long cut, its much longer than cope so you can put more in your mouth. Leave in for an hour and you will atain your nic fix.
Sikatriz wrote:
So it looks like these bastards are going to pass a smoking ban in Arizona. I'm switching to chew.
I just bought a can of Copenhagen Long Cut Straight. I don't think I'm doing it right. I'm not getting my fix.
Is there a right way to use the stuff? I tried doing a Google search but only founds links to "how to quit" instead of "how to use" as I specified in the search. Talk about censorship!
Please help me out with the "basics."
LoKe

Richmond, VA

#3 Dec 24, 2006
Grab a decent sized pinch, not too much your first few times or you'll get light-headed and immediately want to quit (like I did). I suggest Skoal Long Cut, as mentioned above. Skoal comes in various flavours. As a beginner, I would suggest avoiding Berry, Straight and Mint. A good first dip would be Apple or Peach, because the flavour is less harsh. Eventually you'll want something stronger, then you can move to Berry. Obviously it's up to you, but I would ease into it first.

Take a pinch with your thumb and index finger, squeeze tightly. Grab a pinch about the size of a penny around to start, then put it between your lip and your bottom teeth. This is a good starter spot because it basically holds itself in place. You can curl your lip in if you find it to be moving around or you start spitting on yourself, haha. Some people put it between their cheek and molars, but I find you get a lot of it in your mouth and swallow it if you inexperienced. You can also put it between your upper lip and teeth, but I wouldn't advise that for anyone.

If you find it uncomfortable, or you swallow too much of it, then grab a tea-bag and rip off the top and empty it. Put the chew in it and roll it up. This works great for short cut tobaccos like Cope, but you will lose a bit of the flavour.

DO NOT swallow the juices, it's very hard on your stomach, and some people end up throwing up. It WILL cause damage in the long run.

I would suggest brushing your teeth before and after using it, too. It's just a good habit.
Sol Rey

Canada

#4 May 9, 2007
i find i dont get NEAR ENOUGH nicotine no matter how much dip i use at a time.. i prefer smoking for the nicotine aspect.. but chew for the convnenience fator. plus, it saves my lungs .. =)
T-man

Pampa, TX

#5 May 22, 2007
you know over the years of my dipping when i first started i went with Levi Garret then i moved around then to skoal bandits, with all kinds of flavors. These bandits are good for beginers looking for something good to dip. If you want your nic fix go get a fresh can of long cut copenhagen and put in a decent size and then keep that in for a while.
not_so_bad

Austin, TX

#6 May 27, 2007
i just started using the camel snus and it is really good. it also comes in little baggies to make it easier.
Adam

United States

#7 Jun 16, 2007
Get a can of cope snuff. get a big ass pinch and keep it in your botttom lip. you will get your nic fix
Sam

United States

#8 Jun 28, 2007
Sol Rey wrote:
i find i dont get NEAR ENOUGH nicotine no matter how much dip i use at a time.. i prefer smoking for the nicotine aspect.. but chew for the convnenience fator. plus, it saves my lungs ..=)
one tin of dip contains the same amount of nicotine as 60 cigarettes
Sniper

Pensacola, FL

#9 Jun 29, 2007
Just bought my first can on impulse at the walmart, figure it'll be better than smoking since it won't mess with my lungs for pt. Good thread here, had a hell'uva time finding how to use instead of how to quit.
Sir Snuffsalot

Moss, Norway

#10 Aug 18, 2007
Im from Europe, and we have Swedish "snus" here. Its a tad different from Copenhagen or Skoal as you dont pinch it, but rather take a few grams and start to "bake" it with our fingers, molding it into a ball or little square. We then put this up under our upper lip. We also have baggies.

I have family that lives in the states, and theyll often send me a few tins of either copenhagen snuff, or Skoal "straight" long cut. I like the Skoal, as its easy to use, just pinch it and put it up in your lip. Copenhagen is good also, but it falls apart easily.

If anyone can, do a google for "General snus" or "General porsjon snus" and you should see what Im talking about. Also, there should be a few places you can order it online in the states.

I like snuff/snus as I can do it anywhere, and since I work out often, Im not fatigued because of my lungs full of tar. ;)
steve-o

Hutchinson, KS

#11 Sep 3, 2007
i got a ? does pouches give the same effect ans long cut
sebastian

United States

#12 Sep 9, 2007
The best for a fix is cope short cut because it was the fist and the strongest. I thing its the best.
skoalman

Compton, CA

#13 Sep 12, 2007
skoal mint is strongest scoal except straigth and classic but copehagen beats it all. if u can get ur fix no matter how much u put in then leave it in longer and suck on it more. i perfer switching spots about ever week then the spot u usaly do it wont get use to it so ur cheek and gums also dont get leathery cause u got to let them heal. and a trick with cope short cut
when u open it use the tin lid as a scoop or a spoon if u got one in ur pocket or at home. there is alot of tricks u can learn such as sleepin with it, being able to not have to spit like in stores, eating with it and drinkin with it. well hope that helps alittle u can go to http://www.angelfire.com/me/brafael/dip.html and learn alot for ur first time or just learn so tricks to help like not spit on side of ur truck or car and not have a texas pinstripe
skaolcherry

Calgary, Canada

#14 Sep 18, 2007
i think skaol cherry is the best chew. i have tried every kind of skoal that canada has and none really compare to cherry. If you havent tryed cherry, u really should...
Copenhagen

Johnson City, TN

#15 Sep 20, 2007
Starting out, use bandits, after a can or two of those, move up to skoal flavored pouches such as apple, then berry, then wintergreen and mint. after u master the art of dipping, move up to skoal, redseal, or husky long cut. stick with u.s. brands because the rest just suck! with long cut start out with weaker flavors and move up. the more u dip, the more u will be able to handle and the longer u can keep one in. lastly try copenhagen mid or fine cut. fine cut is better simply because it covers more surface area in your mouth. THe strongest skoal out there is Copenhagen straight fine cut no matter what anyone says.
someone

Higganum, CT

#16 Sep 24, 2007
how long is it recommended to leave in your mouth without causing damage?
tony

Concord, NC

#17 Oct 1, 2007
the best kind to get youre buzz is a huge grizzly wintergreen and swallow about 1/3 of the spit
RickyC

Altamonte Springs, FL

#19 Oct 2, 2007
Well, Wen I first started I got Snuff. I thought you were supposted to snuff it, like a big line if ____. WoW. You will get your nicotine fix thata way pardner.
DustinD

Dunedin, FL

#21 Nov 1, 2007
Hey man. I found this post useful because I am trying long cut for the first time (TWolf Peach) and I have been using the Skoal Pouches for a long time. The pouches are very nice. My fav is the Citrus. Sikatriz, I recommend you try that becuase I love them and I know alot of other people that like them too.
DustinD

Dunedin, FL

#22 Nov 1, 2007
for my last post. It is easier I found to start with the pouches and then move to the short/long cuts. You get used to having it in your mouth and learn how to suck the flavor out and spit it by having it not like how do you say it? Its in a controlled space in your mouth (wont spread around)

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