Giving Thanks For My Freedom From Nicotine & KTC

Thanksgiving KillTheCan.org

Last week, KillTheCan.org 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

An Open Letter To Nick Swisher From A Fan – Quit Dipping

Nick Swisher In His Indians Jersey

Dear Nick Swisher ~ Welcome to Cleveland!  As a huge Cleveland Indians fan I simply cannot tell you how jazzed I am to see you donning a Tribe jersey this season.  I was driving to work the other day and literally got goosebumps when I noticed a guy walking on … Continue reading

It’s Almost Turkey Time… Cold Turkey!

Quitting Cold Turkey Is The Way To Go!

I don’t know about you, but as the calendar turns to November, my thoughts turn to the holidays.  We’re past Halloween and next up on the list is one of my favorites… Thanksgiving!  Synonymous with Thanksgiving naturally the turkey, and synonymous with KillTheCan.org is quitting tobacco cold turkey style! At … Continue reading

Quitters Never Forget

Quitters Never Forget

As the day winds down on September 11th, 2012, I feel compelled to write just a few words.  I’ve never been a military man, I’ve never been a police officer and I’ve never been a fireman.  I’ve never been a doctor, I’ve never been a politician and I’ve never been … Continue reading