First off, let me get this out of the way: I call it a nasty habit because until I started doing it I frankly thought it was disgusting as hell, and even now that I do it, I still find it disgusting, though not to such a large degree. See if you can guess the habit, I'll give you a backstory, and then we'll see! I was out in the woods felling trees with my crew (we do some conservation work when we're not out on fire/disaster; it helps bring in the money, and keeps our chainsaw skills up to par). I was helping supervise a new sawyer, and he was falling a decent sized cedar tree (I'd put her 50' tall at the shortest, and at least 10-12" diameter). He made his face cut, which looked pretty good. Then he started his back cut... ...and cut through his holding wood. The tree started coming back on him, but as he wasn't looking up he didn't notice the movement. I was screaming as loud as I could at him for him to run, and when he did he had to run UNDER the tree because he didn't like his secondary escape route. We all emerged unscathed, but the tree was a second away from flattening him (and as a result me, as I didn't start running until he did). Afterwards I gave him a hug, we sat down, he pulls out a can of Grizzly (a.k.a. Dip/chew/snuff/etc.), takes a large pinch, then turns to me and says "want a plug?". At that point my heart had slowed down enough for me to nod, and since then I find grabbing a lip while I'm chainsawing quite enjoyable; the nicotine helps me focus (or so I tell myself). It also helps as an anti-histamine as I have a very slight allergic reaction to cedar. All of which are just excuse, but don't interrupt lol. Anyhow, for those of you that don't do it, don't start, and those of you that do, quit, it's bad for you, but I'll get off my high horse now. Don't consider myself a nicotine addict as I go without it (especially when I'm not in the field), but thought I'd throw it out there. I do encourage my smoking friends to try it though... much rather my crew have bad gums than bad lungs (but that's another story). edit: poll title should be "I do dip... do you?" less confusion. Didn't mean Skoal specifically, just meant who dips in general .