Merely replacing the process of smoking with inhaling a dose of CBD oil seems to calm the craving for nicotine and make cigarettes seem at least acutely unattractive. This represents a great psychological benefit for those who are seeking to use CBD oil to quit smoking as the physiological pattern is quite strong in smokers, and especially connected with the state of mind during stressful or social situations.
All this said, the science of the therapeutic effects of CBD is still in its infancy and we don’t quite understand its addiction-breaking action on a neurochemical level; however, numerous positive anecdotal reports are abundantly available online. People seem to be having genuine success with using CBD oil to quit smoking both cigarettes and THC-rich cannabis.
The Health Risks of Smoking
The problem with quiting tobacco is not quiting. It is staying a non smoker. (Quiting is just the first step as all smokers know who struggle with quiting)
It’s necessary to point out, however, that even inhaling the vapor cannot be considered completely safe because it still puts a burden on the lungs. Vaping is a recent invention, so there are few studies showing how harmful it is. The first study of its kind, which looked into the health effects of long-term e-cigarette use, however, found that people who vape are still about 30% more likely to develop chronic lung problems such as asthma or emphysema.
Psychologically, vaping as a method that resembles smoking can also potentially help tobacco users drop the habit. A 2014 global survey of over 19,000 cigarette smokers found that 81% of respondents had completely transitioned to e-cigarettes, while the rest cut down on the number of cigarettes smoked while simultaneously vaping. These results imply that vaporizers can act as a psychological substitute for cigarettes; the combination of transitioning to a vaporizer and using the addiction-breaking properties of CBD oil to stop the nicotine cravings should, in theory, eventually lead the user to quit smoking altogether.
Oklahoma Smokes is one hemp brand that sells smokable sticks that look just like cigarettes. They even have the brown filter and white paper wrap to resemble a real cigarette. If someone sees you smoking the hemp stick, they won’t be able to tell the difference, and neither will you.
Hemp does not come with any side effects other than relief from these symptoms. Hemp reduces the urge to want to smoke tobacco cigarettes. The CBD in hemp can reduce high blood pressure, insomnia, depression, anxiety, stress, and all other symptoms that occur after quitting smoking. Its chemical properties alter the brain’s endocannabinoid receptors to provide you with calmer and more positive feelings.
Alleviates tobacco withdrawal symptoms
It is perfectly legal to consume hemp products because they contain less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Anyone familiar with cannabis knows that THC is the cannabinoid that causes a person to experience psychoactive effects. It is why recreational marijuana is illegal in so many places throughout the country. However, hemp is legal to smoke because it does not cause psychoactive effects. The best part is that all the other added benefits remain the same!
When you smoke cigarettes and consume nicotine, it has the opposite effect. The nicotine stops your central nervous system from producing these neurotransmitters. Sure, you might feel good temporarily because your endocannabinoid receptors are altered. But once those effects wear off, you’ll start to feel the urge to consume more nicotine as a substitute for the lack of neurotransmitters in your system. If you don’t get your nicotine fix, it’ll cause you to get nervous and anxious.
The central nervous system produces two neurotransmitters to create calmness in your mind. These hormones are called serotonin and dopamine. Do you ever notice how you feel better after a long exercise workout? The reason you feel better can be attributed to the increased production of dopamine and serotonin. Exercise increases the flow of neurotransmitters to create more sedation and relaxation.