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Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby kellyfrost » Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:21 pm

I'm hoping someone has some experience or insight into this topic that they can share.

Is using chewing tobacco at the office acceptable? Obviously, I wouldn't be doing this during important meetings, but doing it in my office while sitting at my desk.

Is this something I need to hide? Like lock my door? Or spit discreetly into a Starbucks coffee cup?

Anyone have any insight here? I'm tried of having to go sit in the stall and chew.

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby baal hadad » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:36 pm

I snus or nicotine gum

I'll dip if its late and only cool associates are around

I'd burn some heaters at firm events tho occasionally

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby kellyfrost » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:44 pm

baal hadad wrote:I snus or nicotine gum

I'll dip if its late and only cool associates are around

I'd burn some heaters at firm events tho occasionally



I haven't tried nicotine gum. Does it pack a good punch? Snus just doesn't carry the same punch (or strong flavor) like Copehagen Long Cut.

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby RaceJudicata » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:53 pm

The gum is ok, but not the same experience (as pathetic as that sounds). Snus - particularly the large camel snus ain't bad.. That has become my go to

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby kellyfrost » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:42 pm

RaceJudicata wrote:The gum is ok, but not the same experience (as pathetic as that sounds). Snus - particularly the large camel snus ain't bad.. That has become my go to



I might have to look into camel Suns.

What kind of dip do you prefer?

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby baal hadad » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:57 pm

kellyfrost wrote:
RaceJudicata wrote:The gum is ok, but not the same experience (as pathetic as that sounds). Snus - particularly the large camel snus ain't bad.. That has become my go to



I might have to look into camel Suns.

What kind of dip do you prefer?

Cope long cut strsight

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby butlerraider1 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:00 pm

kellyfrost wrote:
RaceJudicata wrote:The gum is ok, but not the same experience (as pathetic as that sounds). Snus - particularly the large camel snus ain't bad.. That has become my go to



I might have to look into camel Suns.

What kind of dip do you prefer?


Grizzly wintergreen longcut is the GOAT

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby kellyfrost » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:29 pm

butlerraider1 wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:
RaceJudicata wrote:The gum is ok, but not the same experience (as pathetic as that sounds). Snus - particularly the large camel snus ain't bad.. That has become my go to



I might have to look into camel Suns.

What kind of dip do you prefer?


Grizzly wintergreen longcut is the GOAT


I really like Grizzly Wintergreen as well. I had to switch back to Cope Long Cut to give my lip and taste buds a little change up.


Anyone here ever chew Rooster wintergreen? Do they even make that anymore? I can't find it anywhere.

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby bearsfan23 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:24 am

Chewing tobacco is disgusting and unless you actually are the boss, I can't imagine it ever being okay in an office.

For the sake of your health and career, quit now

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby kaiser » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:30 am

Can't speak for other places, but that wouldn't fly in NYC

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Postby Tls2016 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:33 am

bearsfan23 wrote:Chewing tobacco is disgusting and unless you actually are the boss, I can't imagine it ever being okay in an office.

For the sake of your health and career, quit now


Seriously. I have never known anyone to do this in or out of an office. I think this question might be a joke.
In NYC you would be shunned and thought of as a hick. It's a disgusting habit. It would hurt you.

Can't you get your nicotine / energy high some other way?

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:01 am

Chew was like barely acceptable among the utility linemen at my old job. I can't imagine a professional legal environment where it would be viewed as anything except wildly inappropriate.
Also, it's repulsive.

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby El Pollito » Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:07 am

Tls2016 wrote:
bearsfan23 wrote:Chewing tobacco is disgusting and unless you actually are the boss, I can't imagine it ever being okay in an office.

For the sake of your health and career, quit now


Seriously. I have never known anyone to do this in or out of an office. I think this question might be a joke.
In NYC you would be shunned and thought of as a hick. It's a disgusting habit. It would hurt you.

Can't you get your nicotine / energy high some other way?

yeah it's not a thing

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:18 am

I worked at a Midlaw firm in the rust belt where it was cool. Partners would dip all the time, and I sometimes did too in the office. Was the best law firm. Really wish I stayed there. Instead I chased prestige and money and now I'm miserable.

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:21 am

Tls2016 wrote:
bearsfan23 wrote:Chewing tobacco is disgusting and unless you actually are the boss, I can't imagine it ever being okay in an office.

For the sake of your health and career, quit now


Seriously. I have never known anyone to do this in or out of an office. I think this question might be a joke.
In NYC you would be shunned and thought of as a hick. It's a disgusting habit. It would hurt you.

Can't you get your nicotine / energy high some other way?

This question is 100% not a joke, but gentlemen, please at least be aware that dip makes your breath smell like the devil's asscrack, and have a way to correct for that.

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby kellyfrost » Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:23 pm

kaiser wrote:Can't speak for other places, but that wouldn't fly in NYC



Interesting perspectives from different regions of the country. So it wouldn't work in NYC? Thank god I don't live there, for numerous reasons. It is interesting that smoking is considered healthier, less "gross" and more socially acceptable.

I'm guessing if I worked in Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky, or Alabama dipping at work might be more acceptable.

I think you'd be surprised the number of lawyers who dip. I'm just gauging whether or not it is acceptable in other offices. Personally, I choose not to do it when others are in the office. I'd much rather go to the bathroom and sit on the toilet for 10-15 minutes and read some news articles on my phone.

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby RaceJudicata » Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:51 pm

not at all arguing that its acceptable. But, if you do snus (for those of you who dont use - it doesn't require you to spit) you can 100% get away with it without anyone ever knowing. Just do it when in office alone, you'll be fine.

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby TTTooKewl » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:20 pm

kellyfrost wrote:
kaiser wrote:Can't speak for other places, but that wouldn't fly in NYC



Interesting perspectives from different regions of the country. So it wouldn't work in NYC? Thank god I don't live there, for numerous reasons. It is interesting that smoking is considered healthier, less "gross" and more socially acceptable.

I'm guessing if I worked in Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky, or Alabama dipping at work might be more acceptable.

I think you'd be surprised the number of lawyers who dip. I'm just gauging whether or not it is acceptable in other offices. Personally, I choose not to do it when others are in the office. I'd much rather go to the bathroom and sit on the toilet for 10-15 minutes and read some news articles on my phone.


Smoking doesn't really fly in NYC, either, with the exception of the occasional social cig. Definitely less inappropriate than dip, but not by a lot, and definitely still not cool to do during working hours.

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby kellyfrost » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:30 pm

TTTooKewl wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:
kaiser wrote:Can't speak for other places, but that wouldn't fly in NYC



Interesting perspectives from different regions of the country. So it wouldn't work in NYC? Thank god I don't live there, for numerous reasons. It is interesting that smoking is considered healthier, less "gross" and more socially acceptable.

I'm guessing if I worked in Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky, or Alabama dipping at work might be more acceptable.

I think you'd be surprised the number of lawyers who dip. I'm just gauging whether or not it is acceptable in other offices. Personally, I choose not to do it when others are in the office. I'd much rather go to the bathroom and sit on the toilet for 10-15 minutes and read some news articles on my phone.


Smoking doesn't really fly in NYC, either, with the exception of the occasional social cig. Definitely less inappropriate than dip, but not by a lot, and definitely still not cool to do during working hours.


Good to know re smoking.

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby Tls2016 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:38 pm

kellyfrost wrote:
TTTooKewl wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:
kaiser wrote:Can't speak for other places, but that wouldn't fly in NYC



Interesting perspectives from different regions of the country. So it wouldn't work in NYC? Thank god I don't live there, for numerous reasons. It is interesting that smoking is considered healthier, less "gross" and more socially acceptable.

I'm guessing if I worked in Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky, or Alabama dipping at work might be more acceptable.

I think you'd be surprised the number of lawyers who dip. I'm just gauging whether or not it is acceptable in other offices. Personally, I choose not to do it when others are in the office. I'd much rather go to the bathroom and sit on the toilet for 10-15 minutes and read some news articles on my phone.


Smoking doesn't really fly in NYC, either, with the exception of the occasional social cig. Definitely less inappropriate than dip, but not by a lot, and definitely still not cool to do during working hours.


Good to know re smoking.

Smokers are shunned in the city too if it makes you feel better about your gross habit.

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby El Pollito » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:39 pm

TTTooKewl wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:
kaiser wrote:Can't speak for other places, but that wouldn't fly in NYC



Interesting perspectives from different regions of the country. So it wouldn't work in NYC? Thank god I don't live there, for numerous reasons. It is interesting that smoking is considered healthier, less "gross" and more socially acceptable.

I'm guessing if I worked in Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky, or Alabama dipping at work might be more acceptable.

I think you'd be surprised the number of lawyers who dip. I'm just gauging whether or not it is acceptable in other offices. Personally, I choose not to do it when others are in the office. I'd much rather go to the bathroom and sit on the toilet for 10-15 minutes and read some news articles on my phone.


Smoking doesn't really fly in NYC, either, with the exception of the occasional social cig. Definitely less inappropriate than dip, but not by a lot, and definitely still not cool to do during working hours.

eh there was definitely a smoker crew, though it wasn't common

NO ONE in norcal smokes at all

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby kaiser » Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:38 pm

kellyfrost wrote:
kaiser wrote:Can't speak for other places, but that wouldn't fly in NYC



Interesting perspectives from different regions of the country. So it wouldn't work in NYC? Thank god I don't live there, for numerous reasons. It is interesting that smoking is considered healthier, less "gross" and more socially acceptable.

I'm guessing if I worked in Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky, or Alabama dipping at work might be more acceptable.

I think you'd be surprised the number of lawyers who dip. I'm just gauging whether or not it is acceptable in other offices. Personally, I choose not to do it when others are in the office. I'd much rather go to the bathroom and sit on the toilet for 10-15 minutes and read some news articles on my phone.


Smoking isn't consider healthier or more socially acceptable in NYC. Sure, more people use cigarettes than chewing tobacco, but its increasingly seen as a gross habit (though it wouldn't stand out as much as chewing tobacco).

I'd imagine that chewing tobacco would be more acceptable (relatively-speaking) in a place like LA, AR, KY or AL. But again, I can't speak for any place outside of the mid-atlantic.

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:15 pm

Used to throw big lippers in at my T14 law school library. Was quite possibly the only person who did so. Got bemused looks/comments mostly

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby kellyfrost » Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Used to throw big lippers in at my T14 law school library. Was quite possibly the only person who did so. Got bemused looks/comments mostly


LOL! What were some of the comments?

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Re: Use of Smokeless Tobacco (Chewing Tobbaco) In Office Setting

Postby bwh8813 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:36 pm

As others have said, it doesn't really fly in in NY law scene.

Completely different in the NY banking/trading scene at many shops where desks are littered with spitters, and analysts and interns are often expected to have extra tins for their superiors.




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