"Dear Bill: I wanted to write and thank you
and the many employees of Mint Snuff for saving my life. I have been a
snuff user for many, many years having started during my college days at
the age of 19. For the past 30 years, I have tried repeatedly to kick the
habit of three snuff cans a week, but quitting made me extremely
irritable and I was not able to handle the nicotine withdrawals. As you
can well imagine, over the last 30 years I have tried just about
everything, including nicotine patches and prescription medications,
albeit unsuccessfully, to quit. Then, a close friend of mine heard about
your company. My friend ordered a roll of Beaver Chew and diluted the
snuff with your product - 10 cans of snuff to 1 can of Beaver Chew. Over
the course of 6 months she gradually increased the proportion of Beaver
Chew to snuff. After a 6 month period, I am happy to report that I am
tobacco and nicotine free and I suffered no irritability and no side
effects as a result of my quitting snuff. At present, I continue to keep a
can of Beaver Chew with me just in case I get the urge to dip snuff. As
you know, because of the natural ingredients of Beaver Chew, I can utilize
your product knowing that I am not harming my health. I am extremely
serious when I say thanks to the employees of Mint Snuff for saving my
life because now that I have quit snuff, I realize how adversely it was
affecting my health. Please pass along my message of thanks and gratitude
to the officers and employees of Mint Snuff for creating a product that
has allowed me to be free from nicotine and regain my health. Sincerely,
"Just wanted to drop a line to say how much I
enjoy using your product. I have dipped tobacco since I was 16 years old.
Now at 44, my kids wanted me to quit. I have to be honest, I loved
dipping. About 7 weeks ago I ordered 20 tins of your mint Beaver Chew. I
have not used or dipped tobacco since. I dropped the use of tobacco cold
turkey. No fading out, just stopped using it! I wanted you to know of my
success story and wanted to thank you for your product.
With My Compliments -J. M."
"I am a glowing testimonial for Mint
Snuff. I was a pack-and-a-half a day smoker for
twelve years. After trying to quit "Cold Turkey" several times and not
wanting to use the Patch, my wife urged me to try Mint Snuff. I went out
and bought a can and expected it to work only for about a week like
everything else. To my surprise I still use Mint Snuff and
haven't bought a pack of cigarettes for almost three years. I feel great
and my wife doesn't complain about the stink. Thank you for such a great
product and be assured that you have a life long friend and customer. Thank you
again from both me and my wife. -Scott & Elizabeth H."
"What a great product. Keeps me from having
the urge to chew tobacco. Thank you. -S.W."
"Dear Bill, Thank you so much for creating
Mint Snuff! I am eternally grateful! My husband had been using snuff
tobacco for years and hiding it from me. He said he was embarrassed of his
habit and didn't know how to quit. I was so upset when I found out I
started tons of research to find ways to help him to quit. I was so lucky
to find your ad on QuitTobacco.com! I ordered him one tin of every flavor
you offer for him to try it. Your website and ordering process is very
easy to use and secure. Thankfully, the Mint Snuff worked! He quit cold
turkey and loves your products. He chews Mint Snuff regularly and I am all
for it, at least I know it will not cause cancer and hurt his health! His
favorite is the Beaver Chew and we order it all the time! For anyone who
is thinking of trying Mint Snuff --- Go for it! It is the best product
available! My husband said he would have never been able to quit without
it! Thank you so very much! -K.K."
"I was a hard core Copenhagen®
addict for 15 years. I tried to quit numerous times because the price kept
climbing but I couldn't because of the physical dependency. One day I went
to buy a can of Cope and and saw Mint Snuff...at a fraction of the cost. I
haven't chewed tobacco since. Mint Snuff was the key to beating my
"I have been a spit-tobacco user for 35 years.
The last 28 years on Skoal. I am a recovering 1 can/day addict. On Jan.
17,2004 I bought my last can of spit-tobacco. I have used about 3 cans per
week of your product to help me recover from my addiction. Thank you for
making a safe alternative to spit-tobacco that has a good flavor and packs
like smokeless. It has been a critical component to my ongoing recovery.
I'm at 94 days now and never want to go back to spit-tobacco again. Once
again many thanks.
"I ordered some product from you and must say
it arrived faster (to Canada) than promised and is a GREAT replacement for
tobacco. I'm currently using Mint Snuff in conjunction with the patch - it
supplies the strength required to quell the urge. It has the added-benefit
of giving me GREAT breath. I consider it a very satisfying product. I also
think your pricing is a tremendous value!
"Thanks to these Pouches, I've been smoke free
since Jan.1st! I can't handle the Mint but the Wintergreen Pouches really
help me with cravings. These Pouches have been a life saver for
"I have been chewing Kodiak since about 8th
grade, getting disappointed with myself and quitting every now and then
with no luck. My doctor gave me about 50 pieces of Nicorette and two tins
of your Mint Snuff Pouches to help me get started quitting. Since that day
I have only had four pieces of Nicorette and have been using Mint Snuff
Pouches. I have for the first time (in all the times that I have attempted
to quit) not had any cravings for any Chew! The Pouches have worked great.
The cooling-effect of the mint between my lip and gums mimics the
sensation of having a chew in and I can have a Pouch in at anytime without
having a huge bulge in my mouth showing. I have recommended this to
everyone that I know that chews. I can't thank you enough! -D.R."
"I'm 26 and have been a hard-core dipper for
about 10 years. I tried several times to quit due to oral health concerns
but never made it longer than 2 weeks. After noticing pre-cancerous
looking lesions on my cheek, I decided to try and quit once more. I looked
on the web for help topics on quitting and stumbled across your site. I
ordered 3 cans and have not used "real" snuff since. Those 3 lasted about
a week and then I went to the tobacco shop a couple towns over that stocks
your product and bought a whole roll of your original mint chew. I dont
even have the urge to dip anymore. Your mint chew gives me the sensation
of having a dip, but without all the worry of mouth cancer. Thanks a lot
for such a helpful product. I will probably be a customer for life. -S.T."
"I've never sent a testimonial to any company
about anything ever before. But I have to drop you a note about your
product. I have been addicted to nicotine for nearly 20 years. I started
smoking. Later I "quit" only to replace the cigarette with a cigar. After
I couldn't breathe, I started to chew tobacco. This cycle went in circles
more than I can remember. It didn't matter how, I just needed my nicotine.
A couple of months ago an old family friend died of cancer. It started in
his mouth. He chewed tobacco for 40 years. I had to quit. I've tried
quitting tobacco many, many times using cold turkey, gum, patches... you
name it. I decided to use a combination of your Mint Snuff Chew and the
patch to ease me off. I've been off of nicotine now for about 4 weeks and
I have to say, I could not have done it with the patch alone, I know, I
tried before. To make good news even better, with the success I had, my
brother, a Skoal chewer of 20 years is now on the patch and your Mint
Snuff Chew and has successfully been without tobacco going into his fourth
week! I hope that on occasion you stop to consider the possibility that
what you are doing will possibly save someone's life. You might have saved
mine or my brothers'. -M.O."
"I had been "dipping" since I was 12 yrs old.
Started off with Skoal and then went to Copenhagen. Unfortunately my three
sons also starting dipping when they became teens. January 2005, at the
age of 44, I celebrated by 4th anniversary of being tobacco free thanks to
Mint Snuff Pouches. My wife had asked me to quit several times over the
past 20+ yrs not only for my health but to set an example for our 3 sons.
While on vacation in January 2001, I stopped by a gas station and noticed
the Mint Snuff Pouches next to the Copenhagen. I bought a can and quit
cold turkey. I must admit I had a few rough days but thanks to the Mint
Snuff Pouches I was able to get through them. My wife loves the way my
breath smells and is happy not to see stains and flecks of tobacco in my
teeth anymore. Not only is the cost of the Pouches so much less than
tobacco, I was able to get a reduction on the cost of my life insurance
policy after being tobacco free for 2 yrs. Our 23yr old son finally
decided to quit after 10 yrs of Copenhagen and try the Mint Snuff Pouches.
He has been tobacco free for 3 weeks now! I told him I would buy all the
Mint Snuff Pouches he wanted if he stayed tobacco free. My daughter-in-law
likes the way his breath smells and is thrilled to save the $5 a can cost
of tobacco. We are both working on his younger brothers and hope to soon
be a tobacco free family. My only concern is that our local Meijer stores
can't keep up with our family needs. I always buy an entire sleeve for
myself but now need to buy 2 sleeves and hopefully soon I'll just buy it
by the case to keep the entire family tobacco free. I've handed out
several cans to my friends in hopes of getting them started towards a
tobacco free life. I do have a problem with the stores identifying this as
a tobacco product when purchasing it. If teens want to buy it they can't
because of the legal age requirement. Don't quite understand that???
Sincerely, M.M., Newark, Ohio" (Mint Snuff Note: Whenever Meijer is
out-of-stock please let them know. Meijer has excellent customer-service
and quickly re-stocks. Or e-mail bill @ mintsnuff.com and we'll fix it.)
"I started using smokeless tobacco at age 14.
Twenty years later my wife became really persistent that I give it up. I
have to tell you it was tough cold turkey, but I found Mint Snuff and
never looked back. It is pretty hard to find in stores but one day after
the fifth store I found the Mint Snuff Pouches, and I have used them ever
since. I just wanted to say thanks for providing an alternative that
"I've chewed tobacco for 30 years, and tried
to quit so many times I can't even remember. I've tried the patches and
gum, and just couldn't seem to curb my craving for chewing tobacco. I got
my order of Mint Snuff on June 1st. and I've not had any chewing tobacco
since. I quit cold turkey and amazingly enough haven't craved tobacco
once. I think it must have to do with similar texture, having things to
do, pieces to chew to keep occupied, etc. that makes this product
successful over the patch and gum, at least for me. Plus, I don't have to
spit all the time. Oh yeah, my breath is minty fresh too! Thanks Kim, and
all the folks at Oregon Mint Snuff Company. I'm spreading the word! -D.F."
"Dear Oregon Mint Snuff Co., I want to tell
you that your product is a HUGE part of why I have been able to quit SKOAL®.
I highly doubt I could have done it without it. It may be a little messier
than my old product but it won't give me the big C. I want to end this by
sending a big THANK YOU!!!!! -P.K."
"Dear Bill, I dipped Skoal for over 23 years,
4 cans a week for the last 5 or 6 years. I've lost several teeth, lived
with bleeding and swollen gums, bad breath and thick, white, leathery
pre-cancerous patches under my lower lip. To be honest with you, it was
the nicotine that scared me into action. My blood pressure was high, and I
know my heart was being overworked because of bad lifestyle choices.
For the last several years, I didn't even
enjoy dipping. I was a slave to the nicotine fix it provided. But the
nicotine addiction was so overwhelming, I couldn't kick the habit cold
turkey, and neither could I do it by slowing down my consumption.
I decided to try the titration method,
gradually reducing my tobacco intake by mixing my dip with Mint Snuff. The
plan I read about called for a week long 4 to 1 mix (80% tobacco), a 3 to
1 mix (75% tobacco), a 2 to 1 mix (66% tobacco), and a 1 to 1 mix (50%
tobacco) before stopping all tobacco use.
Not wanting to fail, I stretched the plan out
a bit. Instead of quitting at 50%, I dropped to 33%, then 25% when I
It took 45 days to step down, but I still had
a strong psychological desire to have a plug of chew in my mouth. Mint
Snuff Pouches filled this need easily, and within a couple of weeks, I was
able to wean myself off the pouches, although I do keep a few cans around
for any cravings (which have been fewer and further between as time goes
My gums are pink and healthy again, my breath
is better, and my blood pressure is lower.
I would have continued down the path of
deteriorating health, had it not been for your product. If I can do it,
anyone can! -DPW"
Your product is great. I chewed the real crud from 1978 until April 7th of
this year. I absolutely could not have done it without your product. I buy
at two Freddy's stores close to my home and my work, one on 39th &
Hawthorne in PDX and one on Pacific Hwy in Tigard. I bought 10 yesterday
and usually buy all they have. I stock up because if I run out I know
what's going to happen. Please let your people know that I, for one,
really really appreciate your work and the product that you turn out. It
would not have been too many more years and I would have developed some
major issues with my teeth and gums so you probably saved my face and
possibly my life. Thanks so much and keep the Mint Snuff Pouches coming.
After 32 years of dipping the hard stuff - Copenhagen - I was a 1 and half
can per day habit, with the tobacco bill to prove it. I would budget-in my
tobacco purchases with each payday to ensure that I did not run out. Now
at the age of 43, my wife and children asked me to quit. I knew that
quitting would be a battle. You see, I've tried it all over the years,
patches, medications, shock therapy, and even hypnosis. All have failed.
Until now. I heard an ad for the Mint Snuff Company on the radio one
afternoon. I looked up the website, read some testimonials and thought to
myself, what have I got to lose? I found the closest store in my area that
sells the product and purchased a tin of each of the flavors. I have
come to personally like the spearmint. I am proud to report that as of
today, I have been nicotine/tobacco free for 57 days and counting. I
didn't have major withdrawals I had experienced with some of the other
vices. I am able to sleep throughout the night. My wife is loving it, I
don't have that spit-can smell or taste. I can actually kiss my wife
during the middle of the day without having to brush my teeth first. THANK
YOU for helping me help myself .J.C."
"Hey Bill, just wanted to say thanks.
Unlike many of the testimonials, I am of the younger generation (no
offense to the other folks here). I was 18 years old and was already
dipping up to 3 cans of tobacco a week. I started chewing when I was 16
years old because I was told that it helped to cut weight during wrestling
season. It was hardly an excuse to start but I finally gave in. After
season I couldn't bring myself to stop. I was addicted and I wasn't sure
what to do. One day I saw your product in the grocery store and my eyes
lit up with excitement! Before then I had never found a reasonable or
effective way to quit. Your product is cheap, effective, and life saving.
It was a way for me to keep my oral fixation and I even bought a roll to
hand out to my fellow wrestlers and friends that were in the same
predicament that I was. I am glad to say that I and all of the friends
that I introduced to your product are free of chewing tobacco. Your
product has undoubtedly saved my friends lives as well as my own. I am 6
months tobacco free, and because of you, I plan on staying that way!
Thanks from me and all my friends! S.L."
"I was a little hesitant to order, I wasn't
sure what withdrawals I would have as I've been a smokeless tobacco user
for 23 years. My wife and I celebrated my 39th birthday at Disneyland on
Tuesday the 24th. We were there all day long and I didn't have one single
withdrawal thanks to your Mint Snuff. Thanks for making such a great
product available. Because I'm quitting tobacco, you and your company have
helped me to have a few extra years with the lady I love, and I really
appreciate you. God Bless you all. J.M."
"I can't thank Mint Snuff enough for
helping me quit chewing, after thirty five years of chewing Copenhagen. I
started chewing in 1973. After years of warnings and sore throats, I
finally decided to stop chewing. I turned to Mint Snuff which has a great
flavor, and felt like I still had tobacco in my lower lip. The quitting
was easy because of the feel of having a chew in my lower lip was enough
and discovered I didn't crave the tobacco or nicotine. Today if I don't
have a Mint Snuff in my mouth, I feel like I'm missing something. I've
been tobacco free now for six months and very happy, and can even taste my
food now. Thanks, Mint Snuff. -Don S."