Posted by Derek Champoux
6 years ago / June 4, 2018
Can CBD Cannabis Really Help You Quit Smoking?
How CBD Oil Is Helping People Quit Cigarette Smoking
Studies have shown that cannabis has actually been found to help curb the cravings for cigarettes. Now for most people, getting high from traditional flower or thc oil is not an option throughout the day. However, CBD oil, which is the non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis extract, has shown great signs of reducing smoking rates by up to 40% in people that are active smokers.
In a blind study, participants were given either 800mg oral CBD or a placebo, and the conclusions from the final study were that those given the CBD supplement reduced their “salience and pleasantness of cigarette cues.”
CBD is seen as a solution to quit smoking
Now, CBD is a relatively new breakout star in the cannabis world, especially amongst the medical community, scientists and researchers are still actively breaking down its benefits and proper usage. This is especially true when it comes to the claim that CBD can help you quit smoking altogether. At this point, it has been tested with active smokers to:
- Reduce cravings
- Reduce withdrawal symptoms
- Reduce smoking cues
More Research Needed To prove that cbd is an effective way to quit smoking
The overall conclusion is that there still needs to be more research conducted into whether or not cannabis can be used on a mainstream level to help users quit smoking. Secondly, which type of consumption would be best for users, as there are now various methods such as vaping, oral ingestion, topical, etc.
Since we are still in early stages of testing and research, using CBD to quit smoking is merely a step in the right direction, as the ultra-addictive properties in cigarettes can carry many cues.
According to a UK study that tested cannabis based products on active smokers, the next step is the increase CBD dosage to view how smoking cues and cravings react to higher potencies.
It will be exciting to see the development of CBD based products in the battle to help people quit smoking.