1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Smokeless tobacco?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Edward Appleby, May 10, 2006.

  1. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

    Messages:
    3,246
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Location:
    Cambridge/Texas
    We have a thread for cigarettes, may as well have one for their redneck cousins. Just out of curiosity, does anyone else use chew, dip or nasal snuff?

    Or for that matter, has anyone ever even seen dip north of the Mason-Dixon? I gather that it's a pretty southern/western thing.

    Other than chewing tobacco, it's not really something one does for the flavor at all. I tend to use Skoal mint pouches (for convenience) or long cut, or occaisionally peach. Never tried Cope.

    It's rather addictive and off-putting, but the buzz is quite nice.
     
  2. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

    Messages:
    14,501
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    A bit better than yesterday, all day vomiting for
    Good God man...you have to stop immediately. Have you ever met anyone who's developed mouth or jaw cancer from that stuff? It is the most hideous, painful disease you'll ever encounter. I've smoked for damn near thirty years, and do so knowing full well what I am risking (or, more accurately, bringing upon myself). I used Cope for a time, because of the "quite nice" buzz. But when I ran across a dude with cancer in his jaw, and saw what he was going through, I swore it off. Please, you do the same.
     
  3. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

    Messages:
    2,455
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    I know some pople who dipped at prep school when they didn't want the smell of smoke to alert the powers. Also some baseball players. It is a particularly nasty habit, as tobacco use goes.
     
  4. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

    Messages:
    19,179
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Where Eagles Dare!
    It was pretty popular with the wrestlers in my HS. They would chew and spit their nasty juice all over the parking lot. Evidently they did this to dehydrate themselves to try and "make weight".

    I tried it once or twice, and uh, its pretty disgusting. I'll stick to the coffin nails.
     
  5. tbabes

    tbabes Senior member

    Messages:
    161
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Location:
    Philadelphia
  6. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    Snuff was popular in Imperial China until the Communists hence the large amount of snuff bottles available.

    It was supposed to have certain medical properties for breathing problems, etc.
     
  7. Reggs

    Reggs Senior member

    Messages:
    5,532
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    The Internet
    I grew up in TN, and every unwashed redneck had a story of waking up in the night and reaching for a drink in the dark only to swallow the contents of their own spit cup.
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Senior member

    Messages:
    437
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2002
    Location:
    Detroit Area
    Like Slim said, lots of wrestlers in high school, or guys who just thought they were tough or rebels or something, would dip. They'd wait until the teacher's back was turned and spit into an old soda bottle or whatever. Pretty gross.

    I worked in a furniture warehouse during summers off from college and a lot of guys there would dip. They would just spit on the floor and you'd walk all over it, or into the racks if they were on a picker, trying to get it through the open space in the back, or right on the floor of the trailers as we were unloading. I'm sure many people have bought 3 thousand dollar sofas and gotten them delivered with brown leaves and smearsall over the plastic.

    Smoking I can tolerate, and have partaken in, but any actvity that makes your spit come in contact with me and my person just turns me into Howard Hughes. "NO GERMS!!!"
     
  9. obsessis

    obsessis Member

    Messages:
    17
    Joined:
    May 18, 2006
    i chew on and off. mostly off. i like to chew when i have to clean my apartment, work with tools/build something, write research papers or help people move. it helps me concentrate/get motivated i guess. i realize it is terrible and don't do it often.
     
  10. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

    Messages:
    8,742
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2004
    Location:
    DMV
    While there are no "positives" to any cancer, there is some controversy over the relative danger of smokeless tobacco. Some physicians contend/data suggest that, aggregate, rates of cancer in smokeless tobacco users are lower than those in smokers. So if all smokers switched to smokeless, the overall rate of cancer would actually be lower (though mouth cancer would certainly be more common). So smokeless tobacco is less deadly, i.e., (cringe) safer. It's a little controversial, and I wouldn't make the argument with your jaw cancer dude.

    A lot of guys I knew dipped in HS. I'm from north of the Mason-Dixon. I wonder what the wrestling connection is. I used to dip every once in awhile, usually when I was drunk, but the combination of drunkenness/inexperience usually led to some swallowing, then ralphing. I don't do that anymore.
     
  11. DNW

    DNW Senior member

    Messages:
    10,526
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    Recession, Baby
    Many of my HS wrestling teammates dipped (Boston suburb). Wrestlers generally dip because (a) smoking really kills your endurance, (b) dipping gives you a nice buzz to keep your mind of the hour long ride on the bike in the boiler room, and (c) it makes you spit, particularly helpful when every ounce counts. I once saw an ex-teammate's gum literally eroding. It was black and purple and had holes in it. I haven't thought about dipping ever since.
     
  12. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Senior member

    Messages:
    1,890
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Location:
    Jacksonville, fl
    ive done it when i would run out of smokes, and the guy that i worked with had dip. i like the taste of unflavored, but its a little too much. ill stick with my american spirit roll ups.
     
  13. javyn

    javyn Senior member

    Messages:
    16,747
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    One time when I was really drunk in high school I mistook a bar of chew for a chocolate candy bar. Wasn't pretty.
     
  14. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

    Messages:
    20,008
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New York City / Buenos Aires
    I once saw an ex-teammate's gum literally eroding. It was black and purple and had holes in it. I haven't thought about dipping ever since.

    I wonder why...since it sounds so good.

    Jon.
     
  15. Violinist

    Violinist Senior member

    Messages:
    1,907
    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    I know some pople who dipped at prep school when they didn't want the smell of smoke to alert the powers. Also some baseball players. It is a particularly nasty habit, as tobacco use goes.

    yea what was it with prep school...

    Pretty much 90% of the guys dipped... whichever classrooms that had carpets would have these wet brown stains everywhere. That or the ubiquitous plastic water bottle with an inch and a half of hell in it.

    It smelled like they were putting a handful of menthol in their mouth. I don't know how that's fun.
     
  16. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

    Messages:
    2,455
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Feel the deadening of your gums, see the whitening of your mouth? That's rebellion, son. That's what we live for.
     
  17. Oddly Familiar

    Oddly Familiar Senior member

    Messages:
    206
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2005
    I've dipped on ccasion. Mostly at parties. hell, I've dipped while smoking a cigarette. I've never once buzzed off of dip, but have done it enough to know that my favorite kind is Grizzly Mint. I know smokers that do it during school to avoid nic fits. It's pretty gross none the less. I find smoking much more enjoyable and would rather kill myself like that if I had to choose a way to die by tobacco.
     
  18. BayArea

    BayArea Active Member

    Messages:
    26
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    I'd rather live a long healthy life. Some kids dip at school, but the spitting part is a turn off around here so its not done much. Just a few baseball players.
     
  19. Ich bin Kurt

    Ich bin Kurt New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    I occasionally dip. The other day I dipped some Timberwolf and got the biggest buzz ever. I ususally do it whenever its around, i'll never buy it for myself.

    Hell I even tried dippin the tabacco from cigarettes, but I didnt feel anything really.
     
  20. WN2

    WN2 Senior member

    Messages:
    309
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Location:
    Helsinki
    Swedish snuff in those little bags is great stuff. Healthwise, too. Highly recommended as an alternative to "party smokers", the availability around the world may vary, however..
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by