TFALAWL wrote:I'm a smoker but I don't chew.
During my SA in SoCal, I just put on a patch + used 2/3 lozenges throughout the day when i would take a 5 minute mental break.
If it was a late night and I was the only one on my floor at the office, I would go outside (the doorman thought this was funny).
The couple of associates who knew I smoked appreciated my discretion and conceded that it would not be looked on highly, but also didn't seem to think it was that big of a deal (and a couple were able to relate as former smokers).
As far as Snus goes --> no way in hell would you get caught; I used to do that shit in high school, in class, and never got caught.
I just tried the Suns for the first time after reading about it on this thread. While it is perfectly concealable, and as you say, you'll never get caught, but it doesn't get me my nicotine fix. I don't notice any buzz. Didn't help the craving. I'm thinking that my craving is for the chew flavor and the act of spitting -- as odd or bad as that sounds.
I think I might give the gum a try next see if it helps.
@KellyFrost here's the thing about chewing/dipping in general. As dippers, we know what it looks like and when someone is doing it. To an outsider, most don't even know what the hell dip is, let alone when someone is doing it (unless you're just spitting brown slush on the ground, even then they may just think you have gross looking spit). I worked in a courthouse and frequently dipped at my desk, and I'd be visited by clerks, secretaries, and lawyers frequently. Nobody said, or even made it seem like they were any the wiser. Just be smart about it. Don't spit in clear bottles. If you spit in a cup, ensure there are napkins and a lid to keep the minty smell away.
That being said - to your snus comment, the reason you may not be getting a buzz is because of how small those pouches are, depending on how big of pinches you usually take. If I was running around in court, or dealing with clients, and the urge was unbearable, I'd sometimes chunk in two or three snus pouches and it did the trick. Here's another pro-tip, try biting down on the snus pouch softly to release more of the flavor, and some of the tobacco will come out of the pouch too, increasing the flavor.
But I'd echo other users here, don't do it in meetings, conference room, etc.