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Smokers have long had several alternatives available to them when they were ready to kick the habit. Nicotine gum was invented in the 1970s, right around the same time the first anti-smoking ads first aired on television. Just over a decade later, the
nicotine patch hit the market, and everyone thought it was the final answer to giving up cigarettes for good.

One thing that these products never took into account, however, was the ritual that goes with smoking. Smoking becomes embedded into daily routines, and there were no replacements that mimicked the act and the feeling. People who smoked cigarettes didn’t have a true substitute for their habit until 2007, when the first e-cigarettes were released. Finally, a product addressed both the addiction to nicotine and the physical activity of smoking.

Before it was recognized that chewing tobacco was not the healthier alternative everyone thought it was, some smokers shifted to dip in order to maintain that ritual and get the nicotine—without risking cancer. Ultimately, however, research taught us that smokeless tobacco puts users at risk of cancer, too. 

The Harms of Smokeless Tobacco

The curing and fermenting process used to make dip leads to a buildup of carcinogens on the leaves themselves. They also change the chemical composition of the leaves, increasing the number of carcinogenic compounds. People who use dip made from tobacco expose themselves to carcinogens that cause oral and throat cancers, as well as toxins that can lead to heart disease and stroke. Additionally, chewing tobacco can cause severe gum disease and cancers of the digestive tract.

Unfortunately, dip users who want to quit their tobacco habit have few options. As people become more health-conscious in their choices, they are looking for an alternative to their chew that still satisfies. Smoking cessation tools provide incomplete support for the consumer who uses smokeless tobacco, and many alternatives are just not the same. There really has been nothing like the time-honored look, taste, and texture of genuine dipping tobacco. Until now.

Black Buffalo smokeless tobacco alternatives deliver the nicotine that dip lovers crave, and it offers an authentic look and experience that even the most hard-core fans of chew will appreciate. The tobacco-free dip pays homage to the Southern tradition of making chew that users love, and it gives people looking for a tobacco replacement a product that satisfies.

Little Help for Quitting

Most people don’t see giving tobacco a try as picking up a long-term, deadly habit. Despite the warning labels that are required on all tobacco products and marketing material, the industry spends billions of dollars every year on advertising that manages to make people forget they could end up needing surgery to remove their jaw because of cancer. They don’t see it as something they will become addicted to, but it takes as few as one or two tins to get hooked.

Becoming addicted is as easy as learning to love candy. Quitting, however, is one of the hardest things in the world to do. Nicotine is among the most addictive substances in existence, and that’s not the only thing working against people trying to quit. The fact that the habit becomes a part of daily life—a routine to look forward to—is sometimes the most challenging part of quitting.

Many who try to end their dipping habit feel like the only option is to go cold turkey. This strategy almost always fails because withdrawal symptoms become too difficult to bear. Nicotine replacements like the patch or even e-cigarettes do not address the ritual part of dipping that users love, and herbal chew typically does not contain nicotine. Smokeless tobacco consumers, then, are left in an endless cycle of trying to quit, then backsliding because their new habits are just not as gratifying as their old ones.

What it Takes to Satisfy

Black Buffalo’s smokeless tobacco alternative is the answer that dip enthusiasts everywhere have been looking for. The company understands the importance of an authentic replacement that honors the original—which is why they spent time in the fields learning from tobacco farmers. They have been meticulous about creating a product so good that even the most dedicated dippers have been fooled. 

No detail was overlooked in the making of this smokeless tobacco alternative, even the embossed packaging that gives the same crack when you open its seal. The long-cut tins and pouches come in traditional flavors like wintergreen or mint, or customers can try modern fruity flavors like blood orange or peach. Users have a product that makes them feel as though their routine hasn’t changed, and they even get the same head-buzz as always from medical-grade nicotine. 

Curated by top flavor houses in the South, the only difference between smokeless tobacco and Black Buffalo is the tobacco itself. Black Buffalo is made with organic, edible green leaves instead of tobacco leaves and stems. This is the alternative dip users have been waiting for to help them kick the habit for good.

Black Buffalo for a Time-Honored Tradition

Quitting tobacco is not just about giving up nicotine. It’s about the tradition as well. Some dip users grew up watching their parents and grandparents using it, and their habits are just as much a part of their heritage as wearing a hat to fish. Tobacco use becomes a part of everyday life. A part of personal identity. And it happens with lightning speed.

While there are plenty of cessation aids made for smokers, there are few that even come close to addressing the nuances associated with dipping. Black Buffalo provides an accessible answer for dip users over 21 who have been trapped in a cycle of quitting and starting again, or for those who are trying to quit chewing for the first time. With Black Buffalo smokeless tobacco alternative, users get to keep the tradition, the nicotine, and the ritual that they love, and ditch the things they don’t.


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