Can CBD smokeables help with tobacco cessation?Molly Roe
Million of Americans struggle with tobacco addiction. Medicines, nicotine patches and gum don’t always work effectively, so many people have turned to smoking CBD. We’ve already covered the various benefits of our CBD pre-rolls on this blog. But studies have shown that using CBD may help those who want to quit smoking tobacco. So, how and why does it work?
CBD may relieve stress
Many tobacco smokers report that stress is a trigger that makes them want to smoke more. CBD can cause feelings of relaxation and peace, potentially eliminating the need to smoke cigarettes. In addition, CBD has been proven to calm the mind, due to its interaction with GABA receptors in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate peace and calm in the brain and body. Because of this, CBD may be used to promote calm and relaxation in the body – however, you should always consult your doctor before changing your current medications.
CBD might help reverse withdrawal symptoms
It’s no surprise that the nicotine in tobacco is highly addictive. Some common side effects of tobacco withdrawal are insomnia, anxiety, stress and high blood pressure. Hemp offers relief from these symptoms while also reducing the urge to light up a cigarette.
Nicotine stops your central nervous system from producing neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin, two hormones that promote calmness and relaxation. CBD restores the production of these neurotransmitters, relieving withdrawal symptoms and putting your body back at ease.
Smoking CBD may be a better alternative to cigarettes
Many people believe that smoking CBD is a safer, more beneficial alternative to tobacco. Studies have shown that smoking CBD pre-rolls has helped reduce cigarette cravings. Many cigarette smokers become addicted to the idea of lighting and smoking a cigarette; however, CBD pre-rolls provides smokers with another, potentially healthier option to fulfill those cravings.