“Ditch the Dip” campaign becomes a permanent component of the Operation Tobacco Free initiative
What does this mean? FREE TeaZa for people trying to quit chewing tobacco.
Ditch the Dip is a nation-wide “dip drive” which allows people to cash-in their unused, unopened cans of smokeless tobacco in exchange for free TeaZa® Energy—a tobacco-free, nicotine-free, smokeless tobacco alternative. Some restrictions apply, for complete details on how to participate visit TeaZaEnergy.com/DitchtheDip
The Ditch the Dip campaign is focused on reaching the estimated 9 million smokeless tobacco users in the US.
Tobacco use is the largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world. Although some 40 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, smoking rates have dropped (from 42% in 1965 to 18% in 2014).
While American’s have quit smoking, smokeless tobacco use has remained steady in both youth and adult populations. A recent survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that the use of smokeless tobacco among youth has held steady since 1999. In 2013, 14.7 percent of high-school boys reported current use of smokeless tobacco products.
How to participate in Ditch the Dip
- CLICK HERE to access the Ditch the Dip form.
- Fill in, print out and submit the form.
- Send the form, along with your unopened, unused smokeless tobacco cans to: TeaZa Energy, Attn: Ditch the Dip Campaign 2744 Summerdale Dr., Clearwater, FL 33761. Some restrictions apply.*
* “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). According to USCPR representatives, the preliminary results of the USCPR pilot study show that 50% of participants reported as much as a 50% decrease in the use of tobacco products when using TeaZa® Energy.
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.