Mr.BishopDude, its not about how fast you get cancer. That is WAY off. I mean shit sure its a risk in your 30s or 40s but most of the risk comes at like 60+. So a young person can easily say "Oh its all good, couple of times won't hurt me."
However that is horseshit. When you're young the problem is how addictive it is. Its a lifelong addiction that never, ever, ever goes away. You will be battling with that addiction for the rest of your days on this earth if you ever let it sink in.
So like use tobacco for a few years when you're young and quit? You're fine. However you are fucking LYING to yourself if you think its going to be that way. That couple of years turns into a lifelong battle with nicotine addiction, and you end up dying of cancer because you trade the later years in your life to fill a stupid god damn addiction.
I mean do whatever the fuck you want, but trust me man - its a pretty brutal slippery slope.
This. I started smoking cigars in college because I liked the taste and smell of them. Then I had quit them for a bit moved back to my home town started partying a little more and bam started smoking cigars again. then it moved to cigarettes because you get more in a pack. Next thing you know you're smoking 2 packs a day and wondering what the fuck happened. To be truthful I wished I had never started because I thought I could quit, the problem with quitting it's like people who lie to them selves and say they're done drinking after drinking too much the night before. You normally always go back to it. Now I haven't had a single cigarette in just over 2 years, but I have been smoking eCigarettes. I feel way better than when I was smoking actual tobacco, but even then I would rather not spend money on anything smoking related. Like Bishop says it's basically a life long battle once you start to enjoy the act of doing it. the more you do it, the more it becomes a habit. Breaking a habit is one of the hardest things. I would honestly say Dipping is worse than smoking because it will effect you later on and you'll be left wondering why the fuck you decided to do it in the first place. I mean you can do whatever you want, but honestly as one human being to another it's really not worth it. They have been designed to get people hooked. If you start thinking it's not really all that bad it's a slippery slope to a lifelong battle as mr.bishop put it. If you really want to chew something chew some bubblegum or something, that would be my suggestion.
Sorry for the bit of a wall of text.
Think of it this way, I have been trying to permanently quit since I was 21 and I have been fairly off and on, but the problem is the on part. I'm 28 now and still trying to permanently get myself off this shit. I feel like I have made some major progress on the ecigs side of things, but even then it has not been easy. There is a reason people say it's harder to quit than heroin. There are over 440,000 people that die from diseases related to smoking each year. UK recently passed a law prohibiting the sale of any cigarettes to anyone born after the year 2000. I don't really want to point out any more facts I'm sure I have already made my point. You do what you want, but personally I wouldn't knowing what I know now.
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