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12-31-2013, 05:09 PM
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Grizzly Wintergreen. Anybody? ?
Back when it was .99 cents yeah... I haven't dipped in about 8 years, but I saw it standing in line the other day for 5 dollars a can.


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I started chewing when I was either 15 or 16, due to guys on my team doing it. I did it pretty regularly. On road trips and in the room with the guys, it was hard NOT to throw one in. It didn't help that our Coach was okay with it.

But after throwing down 2 tins during one weekend while at a tournament, I realized I needed to quit. I was developing some of the spots they mentioned in the article, and my gums were changing. A few guys I play with had their gums bleed from chewing so much. It took a few months to do it, but I haven't dipped in about 7 months.

The scary thing is, I'm only 17. Dip was one of the stupidest things I've ever gotten into.


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The scary thing is that the permanent, irreversible damage from dip typically begins FASTER than does the damage from smoking. Once your gums erode, they don't magically grow back. I grew up playing baseball before hockey and it's very prevalent there as well. I did it for a little while and started to see the signs on my gums in a matter of a year, unfunny stuff for a kid.

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At the rate things are going, tobacco is going to be either illegal or $25 per pack/tin when my kid gets old enough to have any peer pressure on him. It's up to $9 per pack now and tins are $5-6, maybe more.

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At the rate things are going, tobacco is going to be either illegal or $25 per pack/tin when my kid gets old enough to have any peer pressure on him. It's up to $9 per pack now and tins are $5-6, maybe more.
Wow. Arizona has like $5 cigarettes, and $2.50 tins.

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Every time we have a budget shortfall they raise tobacco taxes. I forget that not every state does that.

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When I lived in South Carolina it cost me $3 for a tin of Skoal. Up here in Ontario it ranges from $15-$21 for a tin. Reason enough for me not to chew regularly anymore, not to mention I was seeing some issues with my gums.

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I've never done it, despite some peer pressure from teammates. I don't care what others do, but saying it's not a big deal is rediculous.

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A huge amount of young Nordic players use snus, really popular in soccer too. My friend's teammate used to bring huge amounts from Sweden. The operation got so big, the police got involved.

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I've never done it, despite some peer pressure from teammates. I don't care what others do, but saying it's not a big deal is rediculous.
Agreed.

When I played juniors in Canada, the trainers bought it for and discussed flavors with the underaged kids. I never saw the point and thought it idiotic to endanger yourself like that for zero reason whatsoever.

Now I tend to play with very, very good players who also used to play top high school/college/juniors, and I'd say 1/4-1/2 still do it. It's (tough, mod edit) to quit, and none of these guys are making millions.

Sad, disgusting, and stupid.


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Wow. Arizona has like $5 cigarettes, and $2.50 tins.
I live in Arizona a pack of camel blues cost 7.19. The only ones for 5 bucks are the gas station brands.... gross. But anyway its an expensive habit and I wish I never started.

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I've played for 11 years and this is news to me. Literally never seen anyone chewing during a game.

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I don't think I've heard of chew being popular among women players, is it?

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I don't think I've heard of chew being popular among women players, is it?
No but I think most women are playing coed anyway. Some of the guys on my team chew but have been chewing before they started playing hockey.

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I don't think I've heard of chew being popular among women players, is it?
I've only played as an adult, but I've played women's league, women's house league, co-ed league and co-ed pick up. I have never seen anyone chewing tobacco. Man or woman.

The facility I play at now has signs specifically banning any spitting, never mind spitting tobacco. Ewww.

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I don't think I've heard of chew being popular among women players, is it?
I haven't noticed many women chewing in hockey, but unfortunately since most of the cowboys and ranchers I know ( regardless of gender) dip, I don't notice it as out of place. It's a gross habit though, and I think it's a little more insidious than smoking because it can be hidden so easily since there's no lingering smell and the spitting is pretty easy to hide with a can of soda.

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01-04-2014, 09:59 PM
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Many of the guys I played with used to dip before games and especially on the bus...lots of peer pressure to try it and a number of guys had the abnormalities on their gums and had to get them checked out. I had no idea of the effects when I first tried it back in the day...glad I never liked it too much, but I definitely was first exposed to it while playing hockey.

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I think 19 of the 23 guys on my team dip. It's just a thing in hockey. Is it good? No, but many of the kids don't really care about their future selves

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I think 19 of the 23 guys on my team dip. It's just a thing in hockey. Is it good? No, but many of the kids don't really care about their future selves
They care.. they just naively think the bad stuff won't happen to them, lol.

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They care.. they just naively think the bad stuff won't happen to them, lol.
this. they're in for a rude awakening in a few years.....

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wow, interesting thread. No such thing over here really, Most of them only smoke sigarettes, chewing tobacco is not popular at all.

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I'll say out of the 150-200 people I've played with (all adults), I've never seen anyone dip during games, maybe only 1-2 people dipping after games, and only a handful of people smoking in the lot after games.

So my thought would be, as adults, this is recreation and exercise and the people who do it tend not to use tobacco.

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I don't know if this is true everywhere, but I've found that the better the players, the more prevalence of dipping. When I played high school in the States on a crap team, no one dipped. When I moved to Canada for juniors, easily 1/2-3/4 of the players did it. Now I tend to play with guys who played on the better high school teams and juniors, and 1/4-1/2 of those guys still do it, while my other team (full of C-level guys) doesn't have anyone who dips.

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I had a chew in for a road trip from LA to San Jose, spitting it out only to replace it with a new one. I woke up the next day and my lower gums had receded about halfway down on my canines. Haven't touched it since.

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For those saying that it is prevalent, I wonder how old you are? I played high level in the 80's (Canada-GTA) and never saw a single person using chew/dip. Saw lots of ball players using it, some as young as 13 or 14.
Is it possible that this is a relatively new phenomenon, say the last 15-20 years?

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