Rest In Peace Lee ‘Hawk’ Reherman

Lee Hawk Reherman

It is with great sadness that I write this post. Friend of, anti-smokeless tobacco advocate, actor and former American Gladiator Lee Reherman has passed away suddenly. Lee joined us many times throughout the years in our live chat and worked tirelessly with Hooch Snuff to get the word out … Continue reading

Rest In Peace Gruen VonBehrens

Gruen VonBehrens RIP

It is with great sadness that I write this post. Anti-smokeless tobacco advocate Gruen VonBehrens lost his long battle with cancer caused by smokeless tobacco when he passed away on September 8th, 2015. He was 38. Gruen is survived by his wife, Sara and two daughters, Katelyn and Claire  From Gruen’s obituary: Gruen VonBehrens, … Continue reading

Giving Thanks For My Freedom From Nicotine & KTC


Last week, celebrated it’s 8 year anniversary of helping people quit chewing tobacco.  As part of that celebration, we had a one-day, site-wide roll call where folks put their name on a line and promised to be quit from nicotine for that day.  We’ve done this in the past but the … Continue reading

Do You Know How Much You’re Actually Chewing?

Tom - Quitting For Good

Dippers have a tendency to romanticize their addiction. I know I certainly did.  I can’t tell you how often I hear people trying to quit talk about how much they “love dipping”.  Many times, people don’t even realize they’re addicted, or how addicted they truly are.  That point was driven … Continue reading

Rest In Peace Mr. Padre – Tony Gwynn & Smokeless Tobacco

Tony Gwynn - Rest In Peace

“I haven’t discussed that with the doctors yet, but I’m thinking it’s related to dipping,” said Gwynn, who resumed the practice of using chewing tobacco after the first two surgeries.” I quit chewing tobacco nearly 3 years ago next week, and I’ve read many statements like this and others regarding the … Continue reading

Even After 7 Years, I Still Fear Cancer

Vintage Dentist

Even after nearly 7 years quit, the thought of going to the dentist for a non-scheduled visit leads my hypochondriac brain to places I don’t want it to go.  I simply cannot tell you how many times I’ve thought about cancer in the last 7 years.  Hell, I’ve been thinking … Continue reading