Can CBD Help You Quit Smoking?

Can CBD Help You Quit Smoking?Recently, a study from 2013 has begun gaining traction in the alternative medicine world.

In the 2013 edition of the journal Addictive Behaviors, a small short term study indicated that using CBD oil might curb the desire to smoke cigarettes.

This study evaluated 24 individuals. The control group was given an inhaler with a placebo, while the test group received an inhaler with CBD. Over the course of a week, participants were encouraged to use the inhaler whenever they felt the desire for nicotine.

Afterward, the control group (with the placebo) reported no reduction in cigarette consumption. The group using a CBD inhaler, however, reported 40% reduction in smoking.

Nay-sayers are quick to point out the study’s obvious flaws. Twenty four people studied over just 1 week is a very small study. And while more research is certainly needed, proponents of the study are eager to learn more about the role CBD might play in curbing addictive behaviors.

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