Taking Control

Dip - Dealing with Cravings

Deal with cravings by chewing a stick of gum instead, texting a friend, starting another activity or taking a walk until the craving passes. It will get easier.
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Deal with cravings by chewing a stick of gum instead, texting a friend, starting another activity or taking a walk until the craving passes. It will get easier.
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Deal with cravings by chewing a stick of gum instead, texting a friend, starting another activity or taking a walk until the craving passes. It will get easier.
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Deal with cravings by chewing a stick of gum instead, texting a friend, starting another activity or taking a walk until the craving passes. It will get easier.
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Deal with cravings by chewing a stick of gum instead, texting a friend, starting another activity or taking a walk until the craving passes. It will get easier.
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Dip - Taking Control Quiz

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How'd you do? If you're trying to make up your mind about tobacco, it's good to know the facts.

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Football Practice

People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. Video description: A teenage boy football player walks toward the bleachers. A monster hits the boy then drags him to the ground.

Voiceover: Once you start to dip . . . it’s easy to lose control . . . Video description: The monster throws boy into the air and against the bleachers.

Voiceover: . . . because dip makes you want more and more. Until the only choice you have . . . is to feed the monster. Again . . . and again. Taking more of your freedom away. Every day. Video description: The monster stuffs the boy’s mouth with dip.  Voiceover: Don’t let dip own you. Smokeless doesn’t mean harmless. Text is displayed: The Real Cost logo, Smokeless doesn’t mean harmless, FDA logo. For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov.

Dip can take control and take your head out of the game.

See how dip can make you lose control.

Dip can take your head out of the game

Quit Dip Tips

We have tips for quitting dip: change your routine, avoid situations that make you want to dip, share your plans and get help.

Quit Dip Tips

Change your routine: You probably have patterns for when you dip. Same people, same times, same places — find your routine, and change it.|page|

Avoid situations that make you want to dip: Watch out for social situations that could lead you to smokeless tobacco. Be honest with friends about trying to quit.|page|

Get help: Share your plan to quit with family and friends and let others help and encourage you.|page|

Don't switch to other tobacco products like cigarettes or e-cigarettes. In fact, if you already smoke, this is a good time to quit smoking. That way you can get over your nicotine addiction all at once.

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> Dip Can Make You Lose Control

Dip can make you lose control
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> Do girls like guys who dip?

Image of a boy and girl in a movie theater, girl looks disgusted when boy pulls out his dip can

Once dip takes control… It doesn’t care what you miss

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Taking Back Control

Taking Back Control

Smokeless tobacco, including dip, contains nicotine, an addictive chemical that makes you crave more and more.|page|

Taking Back Control

Quitting isn’t easy, but it’s worth it.

When you quit, your body may miss having nicotine in its system— this is called withdrawal.

The first few days may be the most uncomfortable, but cravings don’t last forever.|page|

Taking Back Control

Physical withdrawal symptoms, such as decreased heart rate and pulse change, cravings for tobacco, confusion, sleeping problems, and increased appetite, generally end about three weeks after you quit, but you may still have an urge to dip when you are out with friends.|page|

Taking Back Control

It may take longer to break these patterns, but it can be done.

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Movie Date

People using screen readers may not be able to fully view information in this file. Video description: A teenage couple sits side by side in the cinema. A monster’s tentacles grab the boy’s leg. Voiceover: Once you start to dip . . . be prepared to get hooked. Video description: The boy drops the popcorn bucket. The monster clenches the boy. The boy tries to escape. Voiceover: It doesn’t matter where you are . . . The monster doesn’t care what you end up missing. Video description: The monster stuffs the boy’s mouth with dip. His date gets upset. Voiceover: Don’t let dip own you. Smokeless doesn’t mean harmless. Text is displayed: The Real Cost logo, Smokeless doesn’t mean harmless, FDA logo. For any more help, please email tobaccocampaigns@fda.hhs.gov.

Once dip takes control, it doesn’t care what you might be missing out on.

Learn how dip can make you lose control.

When dip takes control, it doesn’t care what you might miss

> High School Males

Image of figures depicting ratio of 9 of 10 high school males not using dip
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> Dip Can Hook You

Dip won’t help you catch more bass, but it can hook you. (Image of a young man fishing from a riverbank)

Dip contains nicotine, an addictive chemical that can make you lose control

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National Cancer Institute Livehelp

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE LIVEHELP

Get live help right now. The National Cancer Institute's LiveHelp service has real people who chat with you live, giving you information. Your chat is free and confidential.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET (English only)

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> The Sooner You Quit, the Sooner Your Body Can Start to Heal

The sooner you quit, the sooner your body can start to heal. GIF of bandage covering half of fact and then being ripped off.
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Quitlines

QUITLINES

No matter who you are, if you are looking to stop using tobacco, Quitlines can help.

Toll-free telephone number: 1-800-QUIT-NOW
(1-800-784-8669)
Visit Quitlines site|page|

QUITLINES

Quitlines are staffed by counselors trained to help you take control. These counselors, who are much like coaches, provide you with lots of helpful information, advice, and support.

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> Football

Image of monster molesting and controlling a football player.

Once you start dip, you can lose control. Don’t let dip control you

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> Dip Can Trap You

Dip can trap you. (Image of a can of dip placed in a bear trap atop a wooden, rustic background)

Losing control to dip could catch you by surprise

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Dip Can Hook You

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General (Consumer Booklet). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2012.

Dip Can Make You Lose Control

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You (Consumer Booklet). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2010.

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Dip Can Trap You

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General (Consumer Booklet). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2012.

Football

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You (Consumer Booklet). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2010.

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Football Practice

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You (Consumer Booklet). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2010.

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High School Males

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students – United States, 2011-2014. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2015; 64(14):381-385.

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QUIZ: 9 out of 10 high school males don’t use dip

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students – United States, 2011-2014. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2015; 64(14):381-385.

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QUIZ: Dip can make it hard to keep your head in the game

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You (Consumer Booklet). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2010.

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Taking Back Control

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  • Hatsukami DK, Gust SW, Keenan RM. Physiologic and subjective changes from smokeless tobacco withdrawal. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 1987; 41(1):103-107.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You (Consumer Booklet). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2010.

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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General (Consumer Booklet). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2012.

The Sooner You Quit, the Sooner Your Body Can Start to Heal

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH). Smokeless Tobacco: A Guide for Quitting. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of Public Health, National Institutes of Health. NIH Publication No. 12-3270; 2012.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS). A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You (Consumer Booklet). Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health; 2010.

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