Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do and can feel nearly impossible at times.
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.
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.
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What is Nicotine?
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.
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 Cigarettes
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.
Could CBD Reduce Cigarette Consumption?
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.University of Montreal
CBD has supposed benefits that could help people who want to quit smoking. The Plain Jane "Ultimate Guide to Hemp Cigarettes" is a great resource to read through if you want to fully understand the role that CBD prerolls and CBD hemp cigarettes can play in smoking cessation goals.
Plain Jane Hemp Cigarettes
Hemp cigarettes do carry some of the same risks as smoking other materials. The combustion can release harmful chemicals, and smoking hemp cigarettes can irritate your throat just like a tobacco cigarette. However, Plain Jane Hemp Cigarettes are completely tobacco-free and do not contain any nicotine. Be careful, because some brands of CBD cigarettes do mix in tobacco!
Plain Jane hemp rolls use a hand-selected blend of Elektra, Lifter, and Sour Space Candy CBD hemp flower. This provides a great flavor, with good CBD content, and lower THC content. Hemp cigarettes can cause drug test failures and do carry the same risks and CBD side effects as all CBD and hemp products.
Plain Jane Low Odor Hemp Cigarettes
Plain Jane low-odor hemp cigarettes (white) have a lighter taste. The odor is removed simply by using water so there are no added chemicals. Some users do feel that the cigarette paper and filter make them taste similar to a cigarette. Low odor hemp rolls do not contain any tobacco or nicotine though!
Plain Jane Full Flavor Hemp Cigarettes
Plain Jane full flavor hemp cigarettes (blue) offer the full natural flavor of hemp. The smell of these is potent and the flavor is more robust than the low odor hemp rolls.
Plain Jane Menthol Hemp Cigarettes
Menthol hemp cigarettes (green) are a new addition to Plain Jane's hemp cigarette line. Just like the full flavor and low odor hemp rolls, these are filled with all-natural Oregon hemp. The menthol flavoring comes from the filter.