According to the CDC, 38.7 million adults in USA are currently tobacco smokers, that’s over 15 percent of the population, for reference’s sake.
It’s a deadly habit, but most of us – smokers included – already know that.
What we might not realize, is just how deadly it is.
Smoking is considered the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for about 1 in 5 adult deaths each year.
Many smokers have begun to realize this. In fact, 70 percent have a desire to quit, or have attempted to quit and have failed. Nicotine and the other ingredients in standard, everyday cigarettes are simply that addictive.
While many have attempted to quit using medications, counseling, or even e-cigarettes (which some consider an alternative that might not be as healthy as we’d like to believe), a natural option may be available that’s, perhaps, even more effective than any of these methods.
You guessed it.
Smoking cessation may be one of the many benefits of CBD oil.
As revealed by the results of a study published by the Addiction Journal and performed by University College London, smokers wishing to quit and treated with one 800mg dose of CBD, saw 40 percent more success in the first week of their attempt when using CBD products, than those treated with a placebo. Those treated with even a low dose of CBD claimed fewer intrusive thoughts, enabling them to go about their daily lives without the need for a cigarette, unlike those who were not given the cannabinoid.
We don’t know for sure. However, nicotine addiction seems to be tied to the endocannabinoid system, which, CBD interacts with and helps regulate. When this system is balanced, traditional addiction cues may become less severe, leading to higher success rates with lower levels of reported discomfort.
These positive effects of CBD are promising news for the majority of aforementioned smokers who want to quit the habit.
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