In the UK, smoking is the most preventable cause of death by far. All smokers know that smoking can lead to heart disease, lung cancer, strokes, and plenty of other dangerous health conditions, however, by the time people really realise and want to stop they are already addicted. Due to the nicotine addiction, quitting tobacco is a very difficult thing to accomplish.
Smoking causes a temporary feeling of relaxation, calm, and sometimes a mild buzz but following this brief sensation is followed by withdrawal symptoms. These withdrawal symptoms are physical and phycological and range from:
Nausea and abdominal cramping
A strong desire to smoke again
Slowed heart rate
Managing these withdrawal symptoms is one of the key to stop smoking. What CBD is known to do is help with anxiety, stress and overall make your body relax physically and mentally. This is why our CBD E-liquids are one of the best selling forms of CBD and a perfect alternative to smoking with almost NO negative effects and plenty of benefits to help you quit.
So Are There Any Studies to Prove This?
There are many trials and studies revealing CBDs contribution towards quitting smoking and one of them was done by The Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit at University College London. This focused on 24 smokers; 12 were given an inhaler to vape with CBD and the other 12 were given an inhaler with NO CBD so to see the placebo effect. After a week long study the smokers using the CBD vape reduced the amount of cigarettes they used by 40% and the ones using the placebo effect inhalers with no CBD showed no reduction is use.
Another study came out of the UK in 2018 examined a range of possible positive effects of CBD on smoking actions. This study comprised of 30 dependent smokers, each of which were given 800mg of CBD orally or a matched placebo (No CBD).
Each of the smokers were shown cigarette related pictures of parties, drinking, other people smoking, etc, and were examined for withdrawal, cravings, heart rate, and blood pressure. The study came to an interesting conclusion: a single 800mg dose of CBD could help to reduce the “pleasantness” of tobacco cues compared to the placebo group, especially when participants had abstained from cigarettes overnight as part of the study.
“These findings are exciting as they suggest CBD may interfere with some of the underlying mechanisms behind tobacco addiction and could potentially be a treatment for people who are trying to quit” said Dr. Amir Englund at King’s College, London.
To help you in your journey to quit smoking we have a variety of CBD E-liquids, CBD oils and even CBD gummies that can help. Please see our range of CBD products and if you are unsure please contact us for advice.
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