An email conversation about quitting smokeless tobacco.by Charlie Kerr on 10/21/10
SS: Okay, Charlie ... I'm on day 3 without
Charlie: Hang in there brother. There is a better day ahead.... not sure which day that will be, but you will know when you get there and you will be FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sunflower seeds may help anong with the Hooch.
SS: I have some Hooch and I have some seeds and neither are calling my name like the snuff is. How long did you want snuff, after not having it?
Charlie: About 3 weeks total. Got better and better each day. I put quite a bit of ground pepper in mine for about a month. Gave it a little more burn. Don't know what it did or if that really helped but didn't hurt. Good luck. Hang on, it really is worth it. Quitting smokeless tobacco is hard business. If you made it 3 days you can make it one more; And another after that. Just have to keep on quitting dipping. Every day!
SS: Well, I'm on the 4th day, and it's hit and miss. At times, I would floss with a baboon's butt hairs to have some snuff. Otra vez, I'm better than yesterday. Go figure. It's wearing me out! PS ... I tried more pepper, even in the Spitfire.
Charlie: Strange how we are isn't it? ---a bout the pepper I mean. BTW, if we really knew, there likely is baboon butt hair in the bad stuff. That’s a thought.
SS: Day 5, and I appreciate this crazy correspondence. My urges are going from constant to only the major moments (AM drive, post-lunch, PM drive, post-dinner). Wait, that's still a majority of the time. Oh, well - I've placed $18 in the jar and it'll have $24 this evening (spending to savings).
Charlie: Are you still off the bad stuff? Hope so.
SS: None for 10 days. Today is 11th, I guess. Use Spitfire Hooch way more than planned. I speak in short sentences. Can't piece together longer sentences. I almost had a wreck; my fault. I get in some sort of fog. But my urges and sinister impulses and flash rages have calmed. Mostly. Thank you for asking. Really.
Charlie: EXACTLY!!!! "... and sinister impulses and flash rages have calmed. Mostly." I've been there. You are so close to being over the hump.
Charlie: Do you mind if I use some of our messages on my website? No full names. Don't know if I will but I might somewhere. Maybe on the testimonial page or in the blog.
SS: You can use any of our conversations or exchanges about this, for your site.
Charlie: When someone asks you how you did it, if you would, send them here:
If I can, you can quit dipping snuff.
This is a recent email conversation about quitting smokeless tobacco.