I guess i'll be the only one who actually likes to chew.
Skoal (any fruity flavor) pouches (except CITRUS!!!!(seriously never get)) are the easiest to start on. Leave it in until you start to feel that buzz then when it gets too intense take that shit out. Always keep something to drink around. Water is not recomended because depending on how long you've left it in the taste is almost fried in your mouth. Gatorade or some sort of pop works great for this. Make sure to swish especially in the lower lip. After you get done rinsing throw in some gum.
Now when you finally get used to it (if you wish to continue that is) you can move onto different chew. Skoal is always a great brand to start with. Start making your way through the flavors (theres quite a few... BUT STILL NO CITRUS!!!(its gross)) Minty ones save for last as they are the flavors of stronger brands. Now after you get used to these and try mint you can continue with different brands of mint or try straight. Straight is unflavored and depending on who you are or what it is it can be gross. Now my favorite brands of mint is GRIZZLY MINT. its a kick in the ass though and i would not recomend untill your somewhat experienced. Now if you go to straight try Skoal first then the step up from that (for me anyway) would be Copenhagen, and make sure you get long cut becuase snuff is messy and will run everywhere in your lip.
Yes i know its bad for you and everything about it (thanks to the public school systems) but my dads been chewing since he was 15 and he's 49 now and nothin wrong. Not the reason i chew though... i do it because it keeps me from smoking and i enjoy it.
He asked for help so there it is... Please don't rape me other members.....
but to anyone who chews normally (like myself) those are pretty much like teabags. You can get a buzz fromm them but it would be nowhere near as intense as chew. If you really can't handle it than i guess start with these but most of chewing is breaking in the lower lip and the nerves around it enough where its standable. As you do it more you can make the dip last longer (i accidently made one last for about 2 hours today thanks to my addarol studying, and any longer than an hour makes it taste gross as hell)
But snus is good at like school and stuff cause its small and doesn't buzz you enough to be distracting but enough to notice. they only last about 30 minutes
another good point. if you get outta pouches and start getting into cuts always settle with what you put in... never try to add more on top because chew packs together, its how it stays in one little clump. Adding more on top is just putting it loose and it runs like crazy and when you gut it your stomach freaks the hell out.
Damn i just wrote a begginers guide to chewing on a site that hates it. SUCESS! not really.... no rape......
well skoal apple pouches are kinda the break-in can around here. it was my first one. Does'nt taste too bad. about a year ago I bounced around with skoal for a month or two (and i actually loved peach) before getting tired of it and moving to grizz. Beachnut is the best flavor known to man but its difficult to find.
If you really feel like looking for different brands try Copenhagen and Grizzly. Wee bit stronger. Cope blends are also very good. Their new wintergreen and whiskey blend is awesome and grizzly mint is just cheap and good.
thanks for the insight dr. phil.