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Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do and can feel nearly impossible at times. Leaving an addiction is honestly, terrible.
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- 1 Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do and can feel nearly impossible at times. Leaving an addiction is honestly, terrible.
An addiction is characterized by the compulsive search and consumption of the drug, despite the negative consequences for health. It is well documented that the majority of smokers consider the use of tobacco a harmful habit and express the desire to reduce or discontinue their use. Each year almost 35 million smokers try to break the habit, but unfortunately, more than 85% of those who try to quit without help fall back, the majority in a week.
Nicotine, like other addictive drugs, forms a physical dependence by reprogramming the synaptic receptors in the brain. The nicotine molecule causes a surge of dopamine in the reward centers of the brain, leading to a sense of euphoria.
However, over time the molecule changes the dopamine and other neurochemical receptors to only accept nicotine, meaning consuming the drug is the only way to release dopamine.
The reality behind the cigarette.
Smoking kills some 440,000 Americans every year, and smoking is the cause of one in five deaths in the United States. Smoking harms almost every organ in the body, causes many diseases and affects the smoker's overall health. Nicotine, one of the components of tobacco, is the main reason for its addictive power, although cigarette smoke contains many other dangerous chemicals, including tar, carbon monoxide, acetaldehyde and nitrosamines, among others.
Smoking cigarettes can have many adverse effects on the body. Some of these can lead to life-threatening complications.
In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking cigarettes increases the risk of dying from all causes, not just those linked to tobacco use.
Smoking cigarettes affects the respiratory system, the circulatory system, the reproductive system, the skin, and the eyes, and it increases the risk of many different cancers.
CBD Reduces Cigarette Consumption, According to Study.
In 2015 researchers out of the University of Montreal published a review of all the current data on CBD as an intervention for addictive behavior, concluding:
“The dreadful burden of substance-use disorder worldwide, combined with the clear need for new medication in the addiction field, justifies the requirement of further studies to evaluate the potential of CBD as a new intervention for addictive behaviors.”
CBD's role as an addiction treatment makes even more sense when you consider some of its other medical benefits.
One of those benefits is stress relief. Consuming CBD can help people who are trying to quit smoking by reducing the severity of the stress, tension, anxiety, and irritability associated with withdrawal that would normally have them buying another pack to relieve.
Additionally, the inflammation-relieving properties of CBD can also help reduce the associated headaches and body pain that nicotine withdrawal can cause in smokers. Without aching through the day, it’s much easier to concentrate and there’s less reason to reach for a smoke.
Finally, CBD can also help with the sleep disturbances caused by nicotine withdrawal. Studies have shown that increased doses of CBD can improve deep sleep cycles while smaller dosages improve wakefulness and alertness.
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