With Stoptober almost upon us, many people are looking for different ways to kick the smoking habit, and there are various ways to do it—Nicotine tablets, vaping, going cold turkey, etc. However, did you know CBD can help too? Today I will look through how CBD helps people quit smoking.
There is much research about how CBD may help smokers.
A study made in 2013 used 24 smokers, with half of them given a CBD vaporizer and the remaining participants were received a placebo vape, which contains no CBD. They were told to use the vape when they felt the urge to smoke but were not instructed to quit or cut down on it. The people who used the CBD vaporizer found their smoking habits cut down by up to 40% while the people who vaped the placebo experienced no difference. After further research, the scientists found CBD vapers had the potential to help smokers continue reducing their nicotine usage.
UCL did a study into this in 2018, where they gave 30 dependant smokers either a CBD pill or a placebo. The people who took the CBD showed less attentional bias to the tobacco-related stimuli than the people who took the placebo. They also found the subjects using CBD rated smoking-related images as less pleasant.
CBD AND ADDICTION
One of the things CBD might help is people fighting addiction, or more specifically, going through a relapse.
In a study in 2018, scientists tested CBD on animal subjects who have a history of self-administering cocaine or alcohol or had characteristics of a relapsing addict. After administering CBD to them once a day for seven days, they found that the treatment not only stopped the development of previously shown addict-like qualities but also stopped the subjects from relapsing for up to 5 months.
This has only been tested on animals and it may work on humans too, but more tests need to be done.
Vaping CBD is one of the leading ways to quit smoking, and it’s healthier and comes in a variety of flavours.
Recently, CBD e-liquids and CBD vapes have come out so you can enjoy a vape with the addition of CBD. These liquids do not come with nicotine. Instead, the nicotine has been replaced with CBD, but it can still give you the feel of a regular cigarette. Check out our range of CBD e-liquids today!
Now you should know how CBD can help you this Stoptober. Pick up some CBD on our website today, and have a nice day!