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Bad habits picked up on the job

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by CarloTwoGuns, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. CarloTwoGuns

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    I have picked up a 'bad' habit as of late. Anybody heard of camel Snus? .. Well yea .. I just started doing it .. Seems like with the down time on the job you are bound to either smoke or dip or something of the nature
     
  2. clancy

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    I had a cousin who used Copenhagen. After developing mouth cancer, and learning that he would basically have to have his tongue, lower jaw and palate removed, he committed suicide. Another close friend just had all his teeth and a part of his tongue removed due to his addiction to chewing tobacco.

    I would recommend finding another bad habit to occupy your time.
     


  3. JohnnyReb

    JohnnyReb Lifetime Member

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    I was a light smoker for a few years (like a half pack a day), then began dipping skoal (Vanilla, Mint, Peach), also I've been known to pick up a bag of redman a few times a year.

    I believe its like anything else in life, moderation is key.
     
  4. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    Snus wont give you a buzz like a real can of Skoal. Several guys I work with have the Snus to quit dipping, it doesn't really have the juice a real dip does.

    Its really a nasty habit, and I am glad I quit cold turkey about 6 years ago.

    Now I just drink diet Pepsi like a fool all night long on night shift.
     
  5. RetailNinja

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    I've given three guys I work with so much **** that they quit dipping and started chewing gum. I showed one of them that (at his rate) if he put the money he spent on Kodiak into a jar, within two years he could buy an Ed Brown.

    Two of them were put in to a street crimes unit together and started dipping again.

    Slow nights and peer pressure are a ***** I guess.
     
  6. bci21984

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    at the time my wife was still at the girlfriend level and I used to Dip. I was informed that I had a choice to make, sex or copenhagen. going on 8 years without a dip now. I used sunflower seeds to help kick that habit.
     
  7. RVER

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    Carlo,
    Never heard of it. Really, what is it? Doesn't sound too healthy for ya, stick to Newports if you want to commit an expensive suicide.
    :cool:
     
  8. rudeboy3

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    After chewing over a can of Copenhagen a day I finally quit cold turkey in June :wave:
     
  9. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    Did you put in a requisition for your new pants yet?

    I gained about 20lbs after giving up tobacco, that was over 6 years ago and I am still carrying it.
     
  10. packsaddle

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    enjoyed copenhagen for 14 years.

    quit for 8 years after first son was born.

    picked up copenhagen again in the academy.

    quit after graduation.

    started chewing levi garrett.

    still chewing levi garrett.

    thinking about quitting again.

    work with a couple of guys with 40+ years of copenhagen each and still dipping.

    to each his own.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2011
  11. No kidding. Only a handful of co-workers up here dip and I think it is fu&$ing disgusting.

    We also have very few smokers on our job.
     
  12. whoops I was thinking this thread would relate more to bad habits on traffic stops or catching yourself in the fatal funnel once or twice....

    anywho I don't see the need to smoke or chew I have been around it my whole life so I guess I don't feel the pressure.

    As one of our SWAT/former marine guys always says, "smoking is a sign of weakness" and for that I have been able to find other things to do keeping his voice in the back of my mind
     
  13. Bullman

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    I have given up real ciggies for the e cigarettes. I was up to about a pack of Camel mentol silvers a day when I was at work ( don't smoke at home) and my old friend the hack was coming back. Now a filter lasts me about a week, I have that whole hand to mouth thing going on to occupy my time at night doing business checks. I don't cough, still get some nicotine and thinking of giving it all up here soon. Maybe.
     
  14. Hack

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    I admit it, I use snus. Tobacco is an old thing with me, that I give up and finally it seems like it comes back again. It helps me to stay awake, when that is needed. I also occasionally smoke a tobacco pipe.
     
  15. ateamer

    ateamer NRA4EVR

    I dipped Cope from 14 to 21 (I'm 44 now). I was never hooked on it, and never finished a can before it went dry, but I am still glad that I quit it. Probably would puke if I tried it now. Oh, and we were allowed to dip in class in high school. There was also a designated smoking area on campus.
     
  16. Hack

    Hack Crazy CO Gold Member

    I think I would be showing my age if I said we had a designated smoking area. The funny thing, no age restrictions were enforced.
     
  17. ateamer

    ateamer NRA4EVR

    Heck, my mom knew I dipped and was okay with it. She later said that she knew I wasn't dipping all that much and knew that it wasn't something that I'd be doing for life. She actually even bought me a can once when the clerk at the local Quik Stop refused to sell because I was under age. (Probably shouldn't have been as much of a smartass and gone out of our way to annoy him and he wouldn't have looked twice at who was trying to buy a can.)
     
  18. msu_grad_121

    msu_grad_121 BOOSH

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    This.

    I'm glad I never got into the tobacco thing (although I have been known to enjoy a cigar from time to time). I did however, pick up a caffeine addiction working midnights. Between the coffee, pop and Monster energy drinks, I'm sure I aged my body a ton, and did it no favors in the process.

    Although I will say that a triple dose of creatine washed down with a Monster is like jet fuel for those physical agility tests. And bonus, you don't puke very much from it! :supergrin:
     
  19. JohnnyReb

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    What's that like? I've been a litttle curious about it.

    I've tried this http://www.dissolvabletobacco.com/main-w.html it was different, but not bad.