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How to Quit using Smokeless Tobacco

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

Why is it important to stop using smokeless tobacco?

Smokeless tobacco comes in many forms. Examples include chew, snuff, dip, dissolvable tobacco, and snus. All smokeless tobacco products contain nicotine and may contain as much nicotine as 3 cigarettes. You may be physically dependent on nicotine. You may also be emotionally addicted to it. The cravings can be strong, but it is important to quit using smokeless tobacco. You will improve your health and decrease your cancer, stroke, and heart attack risk. Your adolescent can help prevent or stop harm to his or her brain or body. This will help him or her become a healthy adult. Mouth sores and tooth problems will also improve when you quit. You can benefit from quitting no matter how long you have used smokeless tobacco.

What are the signs and symptoms of nicotine withdrawal?

How can I prepare to stop using smokeless tobacco?

Nicotine is a highly addictive drug. Withdrawal symptoms can happen when you stop and make it hard to quit. The following can help keep you on track:

What are some tools to help me quit?

What do I need to know about weight gain after I quit?

Nicotine can affect your metabolism. You may gain a few pounds after you quit. The following can help you control your weight:

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