Ed K., 66

‘”I quit at age 62 because it was impacting my health. I was a two-packs-a-day smoker, and the shortness of breath and constant coughing were a problem. My dentist and periodontist suggested I use smokeless tobacco and it took a few months before I ordered it online. I live in the country so it was hard to get in local stores.

“Once I did, it completely satisfied my nicotine urge without the negative effects of smoking, plus there was no spitting with snus. More than a year ago, I started using the nicotine gum, but don’t even need that now.

“I probably would not have been able to quit cold-turkey; I tried a bunch of times before with things like hypnosis and Chantix. Nothing worked for me until I tried smokeless tobacco.”