After 48 years of tobacco use, I finally came to a point in life when I know I need to quit. I began using skoal at age 12, then started smoking all through my teens and early 20's. I was 2-3 packs a day. Then at 21 I switched back to skoal at a rate of 1 can a day. I just turned 61 so you can see the bulk of my life has been on tobacco,. I took my last dip of skoal exactly 2 weeks ago and began using an herbal snuff and 14 mg patch. I know the road ahead will have challenges, but I know I will be quit from here on out, since my head is in the game to be off this stuff finally. I have 4 more weeks of NRT patches unless I stop sooner, but I'll probably stay with the herbal snuff since I enjoy having chew in all day long.