May 29, 2019 3 min read
Operation Tobacco Free (OTF)—a prosocial initiative sponsored by TeaZa Tobacco Free Pouches—is launching a national campaign called “Ditch the Dip” to help people quit dipping and commemorate the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.
The “Ditch the Dip” campaign kicked-off with a “dip drive” collection event Friday, October 28, 2016 at US Patriot Tactical located at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. At the event, OTF representatives gave away free TeaZa Tobacco-Free Pouches in exchange for unopened cans of unused smokeless tobacco.
The nation-wide “dip drive” allows people to cash-in their unused, unopened cans of smokeless tobacco in exchange for free TeaZa—the best tobacco-free, nicotine-free, smokeless tobacco alternative. Participation is available by mail. Some restrictions apply, for complete details on how to participate visit TeaZaEnergy.com/DitchtheDip.
* Ditch the Dip” Terms and Conditions
Mail us your unopened, unused cans of smokeless tobacco and we will mail you FREE TeaZa Energy while supplies last. TeaZa will give one (1) free flip top per can of unopened, unused smokeless tobacco up to a maximum of four (4) flip tops per household. Flavor requests will be considered but cannot be guaranteed. Participants are responsible for shipping and tracking the packages they ship to the “Ditch the Dip” campaign: 2744 Summerdale Dr., Clearwater, FL 33761. TeaZa Energy is not responsible for resolving any shipping issues associated with packages shipped from any location other than campaign headquarters: 2744 Summerdale Dr., Clearwater, FL 33761.
OTF is a prosocial initiative launched in 2015 that discourages tobacco use and inspires healthy lifestyles through education and community outreach. During its first year, OTF has proudly donated tens of thousands of dollars in product and sponsorships to youth sports teams, health programs and even a tobacco de-addiction study in partnership with a nonprofit chapter at a major university, Project RISHI at the University of Southern California (USCPR).
The Ditch the Dip campaign is focused on reaching the estimated 9 million smokeless tobacco users in the US.
“Most anti-tobacco campaigns focus on smoking. We are passionate about raising awareness of the health dangers associated with smokeless tobacco use,” Dr. Agin said. His inspiration to support the anti-tobacco movement grew from consumer response to his innovative TeaZa Tobacco-Free Pouches. The herb and vitamin mini-tea bags weren’t intended to be an alternative to tobacco, but many customers say that TeaZa® has helped them supplement or stop their tobacco habit, and the preliminary results of the USCPR pilot study support that. According to USCPR representatives, 60% of participants in the pilot study reported as much as a 60% decrease in the use of tobacco products when using TeaZa.
Educating the public about the harms of tobacco use is an integral part of OTF’s mission to end smokeless tobacco use in the US.
Anyone can Take the Pledge to refuse to use tobacco products on OTF’s website. Individuals who Take the Pledge acknowledge that tobacco in any form is harmful, including cigarettes, cigars, spit tobacco and any other product containing nicotine. All tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco, contain nicotine which is highly addictive. Chew contains at least 28 chemicals known to cause cancer and up to twice the amount of nicotine as a cigarette. Smokeless tobacco use can cause oral lesions, oral cancer, esophageal cancer, pancreatic cancer, heart disease, gum disease and death.
If you’re ready to quit chewing tobacco, check out our resources to quit chewing tobacco!
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