So junior year of college started with the usual parties. I drank, I smoked on occasion etc etc. However a few weeks in I noticed that I wanted cigarettes more and more. After another two weeks I admitted that I was addicted. I couldn't go through the day without having a smoke. I was probably up to a half pack a day by November and I knew things were getting worse and I wanted to get off that path quick since I knew where it was heading. Desperate for a solution, I turned to my roommate for advice.
He suggested that I start to dip because It was easier to quit and was less harmful. He said that his brother had started dipping while he was quitting cigarettes and after a few months was off tobacco completely. As stupid as it was, I decided to go along with it. Yes, I know it was a very, very stupid choice on my part.
For a few months I thought it was working. I pretty much stopped smoking except for one here or there, and was pleased with my decision. Now its been almost 8 months and things have started to go downhill. I dip way too much. Instead of quitting tobacco I'm just addicted to dip now. I have a sore in my mouth on the inside of my lip, which is normal after dipping for a while but I'm started to get worried. I have a dentist appointment coming up and I'm going to address the situation. I've read up on consequences of dipping and I know what can happen. Worst of all, I'm a chronic worrier. I will literally worry myself to death sometimes and it just makes things worse.
So my question is this: Have any of you ever had to deal with quitting dip? Have any of you experienced health issues due to dipping? Any advice would be helpful here, as Im looking for comfort just as much as actual advice. Thanks.