CBD Gummies for Quitting Smoking Cigarettes
If you’ve ever smoked cigarettes and tried to quit without luck, this article is for you. It may have seemed cool when you started, but there is a steep price to pay for your health as you get older. Not to mention the bad breath and smell, cigarette smoking leads to some of the most sinister health risks, including:
- Lung Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
Cigarette companies also use additives and other ingredients, besides tobacco, to make them even more addictive, which is why so many fail after their first attempt. Like any bad habit, however, a few tips, and maybe adding some CBD gummies to your withdrawal regimen, may help you to stop smoking finally. Keep reading to find out how CBD gummies might help you resist the urge to light up.
Nicotine Withdrawal: Why CBD Gummies?
When you quit smoking, it’s not just about the physical withdrawal. Smoking also has a physical element that’s hard to describe unless you’re a user. CBD gummies help that physical need or compulsion to “go outside for a toke” or have something “on-hand” to relieve stress. Current and ex-smokers know the feeling of needing a physical prop to help ease anxiety. A lot of smokers when quitting will turn to vaping, eating or picking up hobbies to try and ease their mind. Grab some CBD and a fidget spinner and get on your way to a healthier alternative.
CBD gummies make the perfect treat for quitting smoking. Not only can you carry them anywhere you go, but they’re also easy to take when you feel compelled to light up. Consider popping one or two gummies instead of lighting up and seeing how you feel afterward. You might not quit immediately, but the stress will start to lessen, and, eventually, it’ll make it easier to quit.
What Are CBD Gummies?
CBD gummies are CBD-infused edibles. Because of their convenience and flavorful taste, CBD gummies are increasingly popular for those looking for a quick and tasty CBD hit. CBD (cannabidiol) is one of two active ingredients in the hemp plant. Unlike its other active ingredient, THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, making it popular for people looking for health benefits without getting high.
CBD gummies, like ours, come in a variety of flavors, such as grapefruit, pineapple, cherry, strawberry, orange, raspberry, lime, grape, mango, and lemon. Eden’s Herbals top seller, Eve’s Sour Apple, contains 60 MG of CBD per gummy and contains no THC. While some use gummies for medicinal purposes, they also make great snacks on the go and are dairy-free, fat-free, and gluten-free.
How CBD Helps Eliminate Nicotine Cravings
The FDA currently approves CBD for the treatment of epilepsy. Because CBD wasn’t made legal until 2018, we’re still learning more about the therapeutic benefits. Preliminary research is up-and-coming, however, as scientists have seen evidence that CBD is effective at combating symptoms from the following diseases:
When CBD is ingested, it binds with our ECS (endocannabinoid system), a group of neuro-receptors present in all animals, which regulate everything from mood to appetite. Because of its neurological properties, scientists recently shed light on CBD’s ability to treat smoking cessation, as well as other addictions. Smokers are all too familiar with the pain of giving up smoking, and CBD testing showed potential in treating the following symptoms:
1. CBD May Help Withdrawal Symptoms
One of the biggest complaints smokers have is the withdrawal symptoms they go through once quitting. That’s because nicotine has addictive properties similar to other drugs, like cocaine. Unfortunately, withdrawal symptoms usually start within a few hours after last lighting up and remain for several weeks after that.
Because CBD interacts with our neurotransmitters, scientists have shown keen interest in its possible use to curb addictions. In one animal study, preliminary results showed positive effects on CBD for treating “opioid and psychostimulant addiction.” CBD also helps with insomnia, a common complaint of recent ex-smokers. CBD gummies may also help because you can take them “on the go,” making them convenient and discreet.
2. CBD Enhances Mood and Relieves Depression
Anxiety and Depression are two of the most common side effects of quitting smoking. CBD has been shown as a potentially effective treatment for symptoms related to the following disorders:
- GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
- OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
CBD regulates mood disorders by activating our serotonin responses and potentially alleviates the need to “light up.” CBD also activates other regions in the brain via receptors known as CB1 and CB2. When activated by intake of CBD, these receptors provide sedative qualities, helping you feel more calm and relaxed.
3. CBD Curbs Cigarette Smoking In NIH Study
In a 2013 study, researchers conducted a double-blind placebo test. A group of twenty-four participants was given a CBD or a placebo inhaler for smoking cessation. The subjects were encouraged to use the inhaler when tempted to smoke. After one week, the CBD group curtailed smoking by 40%, while the placebo group showed no reduction in their cigarette consumption.
Both nicotine, the addictive ingredient in tobacco, and CBD affect the brain’s neural pathways. These complex neurotransmitters regulate many of our bio responses, which is why cigarette smoking is so hard to give up. Once CBD is implemented, many adverse withdrawal conditions appear to lessen in severity.
Is CBD Habit-Forming?
No, CBD is not habit-forming. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), CBD is safe and well-tolerated. Several studies have also confirmed CBD to be non-habit-forming. While some studies show THC, the other main ingredient found in hemp, to be habit-forming, CBD doesn’t contain enough THC for you to be concerned.
Our CBD gummies are made with 99% Pure CBD and extracted from American Grown, Organic Industrial Hemp. We also provide a certificate of analysis, ensuring our gummies and CBD Oil are free of pesticides and residuals. Our gummies come in 500 mg bags, 1,000 mg bags, and Eve’s Sour 1,200 mg bags. Start with the lowest amount and work your way up as you feel more comfortable when starting a regimen.
Whether you are thinking about quitting, or just recently quit, add CBD to your routine to help ease those side effects. There are many CBD options available to you from oils, gummies, topicals to vape products. Don't let the side effects be the reason you don't quit, and add CBD today!
*These statements have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. Medical advice should be taken from a medical professional.
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Individuals should learn the risks and side effects prior to taking CBD. Make sure to always check with a medical professional before starting any new CBD treatment or medication that is not FDA approved.