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Could CBD help folks quit smoking?


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Americans have long known that smoking is a deadly, costly habit. That doesn’t make it easy to leave behind.


In fact, smoking is a leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. As people have learned more about hemp and CBD, some think it and similar products might offer interesting avenues for those looking to kick the habit.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some 480,000 Americans die of smoking-related conditions each year, the majority men.


These conditions predominantly consist of lung cancer and heart disease, and smoking can reduce affected people’s lifespan by up to 10 years on average, according to the CDC.

The search for better ways to cut the smoking habit has led some to look into CBD for help.


CBD and hemp have risen to prominence since they were made legal in 2018, and while many have enjoyed oil variants of the products, but many are less familiar with flower variants of hemp.


Hemp flower, pulled straight off the plant, offers smooth-burning smoking potential without the intoxication of its cannabis relative, marijuana.

Organic, well-raised hemp is a favorite for those that prefer to smoke the plant, and high-quality strains catch a premium and rave reviews.


Some studies recently published show that substituting in hemp flower smoking for tobacco could help ease the transition by catering to the body’s physical and psychological cues developed over years of gathering the motor skills, smoke breaks, and other vestiges from the bad habit.

According to Herb.com, Dr. Amir Englund of King’s College London told a British news source: “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.”


So while scientific inquiry continues to determine whether hemp can help through these methods to cut down on smoking and improve the overall health of the country, but no concrete proof can be spoken of just yet.


Still, CBD and hemp science are young, and we can hope for more promising results in the future.

If you or someone you know is looking to give up on smoking and is open to trying hemp, be sure to tell them about Nothing But Hemp!


Nothing But Hemp features high-octane, awesome hemp flower products for any interested smoker to get the best flavors and results.


People also love to use hemp and CBD for their chronic pain, inflammation and anxiety, along with other maladies.


Sources


[1] https://cbdoilreview.org/cbd-cannabidiol/cbd-oil-used-to-quit-smoking/

[2] https://farma.health/cbd-cigarettes/

[3] https://herb.co/guides/cbd-to-quit-smoking/

[4] https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/tobacco_related_mortality/index.htm

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