CBD can really help you quit smoking
If this sound outrageous, read on to discover how this can be true…
First, I am not suggesting that you should start smoking “pot” to quit tobacco. CBD is a specific substance from cannabis which is responsible for giving you all the positive health benefits of consuming cannabis but without the mind-altering effects of THC, the other substance in cannabis which gets you “high”.
Second, smoking in general is bad for you not because tobacco is toxic but because our lungs are not made to deal with smoking. When a cigarette is burned, the temperature at which the smoke is released makes it very hot for it to be absorbed by our lungs, resulting in a stressful situation for these vital organs and our whole bodies. In time, the lungs (and their native defense mechanisms) are hurt and that is why smoking is associated with higher risks of developing chronic health issues.
What if you could avoid both of these situations and make the most of them? Best of all, what if you could use these situations to help you quit smoking and improve your health in tremendous ways using CBD oil?
A recent study came out showing that CBD cannabis oil can be an efficient aid in quitting smoking. The researchers at the University College London have published an article in the “Addictive Behaviors” journal which found that the non-psychoactive chemical in cannabis (by its scientific name “cannabidiol”, also known as CBD oil), could reduce the number of cigarettes consumed by smokers who wanted to quit.
Here’s the tricky part – the CBD oil was consumed by the participants in this study via an inhaler, which means that in some way they still “smoked” it. But what is the difference, then? (if any)
The difference is that when you consume CBD oil with a vaporizer, the temperature at which the oil is burned is much lower than if you were to burn some plants and smoke them. That way, you can get the best out of both worlds – you can still continue smoking (although the habit should be dropped at one point, after you have overcome the nicotine addiction) while also lowering your addiction towards cigarettes and improving your health in many other ways as well (just research the applications of CBD oil in numerous health issues and you will understand what I am talking about).
Previous research has indeed shown that CBD can help with a variety of drug additions but this particular study was the first to investigate the specific effects of CBD on cigarette addiction in humans.
In this study, twenty four smokers have been recruited and were split into two groups, one receiving inhalers containing CBD and the other ones containing a placebo. Both groups were told to use the inhalers whenever they felt the urge to smoke for a period of 7 days.
The study found that while the placebo group showed no difference in their smoking habits, the group which received CBD oil in their inhalers have reduced the number of cigarettes they smoked by 40% on average. (which is a very significant statistic)
Dr. Morgan, one of the researchers in this study, added that “CBD might mean these positive smoking memories are gradually erased,”
Although various treatments for cigarette addiction are available, researchers are still searching for more effective alternatives. CBD oil seems to be a promising candidate due to this study and some recent others. However, Dr. Morgan says it is hard to draw a direct comparison with other therapies based just on the results of her study.
She also adds that “This (40%) was more than expected. However, it is difficult to compare to other smoking cessation therapies as we did not ask people to stop smoking, simply to try using the inhaler when they wanted a cigarette.”
Obviously, this is a great psychological benefit for those who are seeking to quit smoking as the physiological pattern is quite strong in smokers, especially in stressful or social situations.
So how can you use this information? Well, first keep in mind that it is not the plants per se which are harmful to us but the process of burning them at high temperatures.
Second, you can “replace” this situation by using a vaporizer, which is much more healthy due to the fact that the temperature at which the oils are burned is much lower, hence it will provoke less damage to the lungs.
Third, if you want to quicken your progress in quitting smoking cigarettes then try CBD oil – which will also be of great benefit for your health in numerous ways.
Since the study we talked about was released, others have been carried as well proving that indeed CBD oil is a great aid in quitting smoking.
Check out how CBD Oil can improve your life in our newest article 30 Amazing Uses Of CBD Oil.