Quit smoking with CBD, is it possible?

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Quit smoking is a very difficult step that requires an iron will. Indeed, the nicotine contained in cigarettes is more addictive than ever, which makes withdrawal often very difficult.  The consumer quickly feels an intense sensation of withdrawal, which unfortunately can lead to relapse. Fortunately, there are a number of tricks to successfully quit smoking, including CBD!

Why can CBD help you quit smoking?

Although not especially known for it, CBD is actually very helpful in combating many addictions, including nicotine addiction.

In practice, CBD is effective because it can reduce the sensation of nicotine craving, by interacting directly with our endocannabinoid system, which is at the origin of our desire for tobacco. According to a 2013 study in particular, there is a real decrease in tobacco consumption among smokers who consume CBD without THC: it amounts to 40% in just 7 days! Other studies, conducted in 2018, have also shown that addiction to nicotine could decrease thanks to CBD.

CBD has the advantage of reducing the desire to smoke, but above all, it has no undesirable side effects, such as dependence or addiction!

CBD reduces anxiety

It is common to hear smokers say that tobacco is a kind of psychological crutch for them because it comforts them in times of intense stress. From the very first “drag”, they feel that the cigarette provides them with relief, by reducing their stress. In reality, it is exactly the opposite, because it is precisely tobacco that is a great stress factor. Smokers are therefore much more likely to have anxious tendencies: it is not the tobacco that calms their stress, but it is the cause!

On the other hand, CBD is a real anti-stress: it is totally natural, and its molecule directly solves the problem at its source, by reducing anxiety due to the lack of tobacco. It acts on the endocannabinoid system, lowers anxiety, and even has a positive influence on our serotonin levels!

Moreover, quitting smoking is often synonymous with weight gain, because nicotine decreases appetite, while it increases energy expenditure. The small ” cravings are thus numerous when one stops smoking, and it is for that that the former smokers often take several kilos while they dry themselves! Don’t worry, CBD is also a great ally to prevent this victory against tobacco from making you gain weight: its molecule has appetite suppressant effects, by virtue of its action on the endocannabinoid system!