Quit Dipping Timeline
Quittin’ Smokeless Tobacco Aint’ Easy
It takes a lot of dedication and willpower to quit dipping tobacco and it helps to know what to expect when you quit and also have a timeline to follow.
Quit Dipping Timeline: Days 1 & 2
- Join the BaccOff Quit Dipping Bootcamp – Sign up for the email list, download the app and join the FB group for additional support from others who are in the Bootcamp.
- Get further motivation to quit by reading these blog posts
Quit Dipping Timeline: Days 3 & 4
- Get familiar with the Quit Dipping Bootcamp App
- Introduce yourself in the App’s chat function, or in the FB Group (or both)
- Get some motivation by reading these blog posts
- Remind yourself that millions of people were able to kill their tobacco abdication, and SO CAN YOU. You’re strong enough to do it.
Quit Dipping Timeline: Day 5 & 6
- Get some motivation by reading these blog posts
- Relax and let your confidence build.
- Tell the other Bootcampers (in the app or FB group) how your quit journey has been so far.
Quit Dipping Timeline: Days 7 & 8
- Anytime you crave tobacco, take a dip of BaccOff and remind yourself it’ll only get easier from here on out.
Quit Dipping Timeline: Days 9 to 14
- When you feel the need to pack a lip, remind yourself that you are in control, and grab a can of BaccOff.
- If you find yourself about to buy a can of dip, give yourself a guilt trip and remind yourself of how hard you worked to get the nicotine out of your system.
Quit Dipping Timeline: Weeks 3-4
- If you followed the Quit Dipping Bootcamp program, then by now you have quit smokeless tobacco for two whole weeks! Total freedom is fast approaching and you should be seeing some major changes taking place. Although you still want tobacco, you should want it less and less.
- You do not feel the burning need for a dip like you did only a few weeks ago. The waves are coming further apart and with less intensity.
- When you get cravings, think about the success of your hard work and how bad it would suck to have to go through the quitting process again.
- The average time for breaking a habit is four to five months, so you’ll have to be strong for a while.
- Be patient and continue to look day to day. Keep up the good work and never let your guard down even for a minute.
Quit Dipping Timeline: Weeks 5-8
- Congratulations on making it through the first month! This is a major accomplishment. However, you are not done yet.
- By now you can see some real changes in your attitude and outlook. You should be able to visualize your freedom, but at the same time you may still want to have a dip.
- The battle is not as bad as it was, but it is still there.
- Do not let your guard down during this second month because you are not done yet. Apply good old determination to all your efforts.
- Focus on your primary goal to quit smokeless for good and reaffirm that dipping is no longer an option.
- Look back on your success of the last month and draw strength and confidence from your accomplishment. Look forward to the hope of the future and visualize your ultimate goal of freedom from smokeless tobacco.
Quit Dipping Timeline: Months 3-5
- Month 3: This is the most dangerous month after you have quit dip. Somewhere during this month you will face your second most difficult challenge- seasonal triggers. The only thing worse than the upcoming seasonal triggers is the nicotine withdrawals from week one of the quit dip process.
- By now you think you have beat your addiction and this pride causes lots of people to mess up. The temptation to dip will likely resurface in a powerful, unsuspecting way during the third month. It is often triggered by emotions and old habits associated with seasonal changes that occur about every three months. These seasonal triggers could include things such as the coming of football season, hunting season, fishing season, a vacation or the coming of spring, summer, fall or winter.
- Most people who have experienced this strong urge to dip again report that if you can just hold off, this urge to dip is short lived. Your “self-talk” will tell you that you “can handle it, you haven’t dipped in two months. Just one dip or one can to get you through __________ (insert trigger here) won’t hurt.” If you listen to this lie you will mess up and be back at day one of the quit dip
- It is important that you are prepared for this attack. Keep some BaccOff on hand so when you get any urges, you can just take a dip of BaccOff and tell yourself if you give up now, it’s a lot of hard work for nothing.
- When an event triggers your desire to dip recognize it as a lie, speak the truth, listen to it and use BaccOff to beat the urge. Remember that using a tobacco free snuff is not using tobacco. It is part of breaking tobacco addiction.
Quit Dipping Timeline:Months 4-5
- After the crisis in the third month you will notice your desire for a dip is fading and almost gone.
- There will be times that you will still want a dip, but your sense of accomplishment and the success of reaching your goal are much greater than the desire to dip.
- Your pride is the only danger remaining. If you tell yourself that you “have it under control” or that “just one dip out of a friend’s can will not hurt” YOU ARE WRONG. Within one week you will destroy all of your hard work from the past few months.
- Do not look back and never let your guard down. It is not worth it!
Quit Dipping Timeline: Month 6 and Onwards
You have put so much into the quit dip process and are proud of the freedom you now have. Share your success with other family members or friends trying to quit dip. You can even leave your story on our site as an encouragement to others trying to quit dip. We would love to hear your story and how you quit dip for good! Add your comment to this page with your story about killing your tobacco habit.
The hard part is over, but the battle is not won. You must continue to resist the occasional desire to dip. The more time passes the easier it will become and before you know it you will have quit dip for good.