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What should I do if I'm trying to quit smokeless tobacco?

If you’re quitting smokeless tobacco:

• You may experience salt cravings in addition to nicotine cravings because of the large amount of sodium in smokeless tobacco. Don’t confuse the salt craving with nicotine craving. Try chewing some sunflower seeds or jerky.

• You may miss having something in your mouth. Have a few different “substitutes” on hand. Try gum, hard candy, sunflower seeds, or even mint leaf or herbal snuff.

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