Posted by Honk on 02/07/2008 05:14:31
In reply to Snus posted by john the younger on 12/06/2007 06:24:22
Here are a few reflections on my snus habit:
I have somewhat different purposes for using snus in different
situations. When I was studying I used snus to get a kick start. It
helped me focus on what I was reading. I'm using it right now to help me
focus on what I'm writing.
Most often I get an urge when there is not much going on around me and I
want the nicotine because it "excites" or arouses me (feels really
good). After about half an hour (snus is usually put under the upper lip
for a few hours) the arousal starts turning into something negative,
almost every time. It's as if the arousal is still there but there is no
excitement any more. Only tensions in the body and a lot of thinking.
The palms of my hands get a bit sweaty and little sources of irritations
in my body gets bigger. I feel a need to move and sometimes I go out
running the tensions of. These tensions lasts for a few hours even after
I have thrown the snus away.
It's important to me to be perceived as a social person. This is my
incentive to stop or at least control my habit. In situations where I
tend to get nervous (which is many) I try to stay away from snus because
the stimulation from the situation and the nicotine becomes too much
together. The nicotine seems to reinforce my feelings of shame and
anxiety and, in turn, makes me less social.
Thank you john the younger for your response and sorry it took me so
long to respond.