Cigarettes and nicotine are detrimental to your body and your heart health. Almost one third of deaths from coronary heart disease in the U.S. are attributable to smoking or secondhand smoke. Smoking is the most preventable cause of death in the country as well.
Even if you are a smoker, there is hope! Millions of people quit smoking each year with success. Though it isn't always easy, there are many ways to quit smoking and live a healthier life!
A recent study in the U.K. sought to find if cannabidiol could have an impact on cigarette smoking. Among a small sample of 24 smokers, the researchers gave half of the group CBD (aka hemp extract) in an inhaler and gave the other half a placebo inhaler (no hemp extract). The smokers were instructed to use the inhaler whenever they felt the urge to smoke. Those in the group that received the placebo with no actual hemp extract did not see a reduction in daily cigarette consumption.
However, those who did receive the hemp extract oil in the inhaler reduced their daily cigarette consumption by 40%. These findings, though the sample is small, show that there may be promise for CBD/hemp extract in reducing nicotine and cigarette consumption. The researchers suggest that hemp extract may be a potential treatment option for those wishing to quit smoking.
To learn more about the study, you can find it in Addiction Behaviors and read the abstract online here.
Earlier this year, Project CBD, a California-based non-profit that is dedicated to conducting and publishing research on the medical uses of cannabidiol (CBD) and other components of the cannabis plant, launched the most extensive survey on CBD use globally to date. The survey sought to find information on who is using CBD, why are they using CBD, how are they using CBD, and more. Read our blog for a summary of the preliminary findings!
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CBD, or hemp extract, can either be isolated or full spectrum. Full spectrum hemp extract refers to the various cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant; however, CBD isolate only contains cannabidiol. There are benefits to both, and in this blog we explore the benefits and why you may want to go with a full spectrum hemp extract for your CBD needs.