Tobacco addiction can be a very difficult problem. It degrades your health, wastes your money, and even worse, it restricts proper blood flow to your skin and brain which results in quicker aging of both of these organs. Unfortunately, tobacco is a powerfully addicting substance, and it’s not usually easy to quit.
Because they contain far more nicotine than natural tobacco, cigarettes are probably the worst addiction to have. In this article, we will explore the possibility of using hemp-derived CBD as an anti-smoking aid.
What Are Hemp Flower Cigarettes?
As you probably know, the hemp plant is a close relative of the marijuana plant. In fact, they are technically the same species (Cannabis Sativa/Indica). The only thing that separates hemp from marijuana is its THC content.
Marijuana has anywhere from 5-30% THC, while hemp has less than 1%. Since THC (Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol) is a psychoactive ingredient, and hemp has less than 1% of this ingredient, it does not have the psychoactive effects of marijuana. However, it can still be rolled and smoked in the same way. The flowers (or “buds”) are generally the tastiest and contain the most CBD. CBD (Cannabidiol) is the part of the cannabis plant that is responsible for most of its medicinal benefits.
How Are Hemp Cigarettes Different Than Normal Cigarettes?
Obviously, there are a lot of differences between hemp and tobacco. Most importantly, hemp is not known to be addictive in any way. Even marijuana, its more potent cousin, has never been shown to be truly addictive. Tobacco, on the other hand, is so powerfully addicting that many users cannot stop smoking until the day they die.
Let’s delve into some evidence and see for ourselves. According to the CDC, the majority of cigarette smokers (68%) say that they want to quit. About half (55.1%) said that they had attempted to quit within the last year. Unfortunately, only about 7.5% of those people were actually able to quit smoking for good. That gives you an idea of just how addictive tobacco can be.
So, let’s see if we can find any evidence of hemp or marijuana being anywhere near that addictive. In many cases, researchers have tried to prove these plants to be addictive, but their evidence always fails on close inspection. For instance, let’s look at this study, which claims to have proven that cannabis is addictive.
As you can see, it relies on subtle data derived from brain scans (encephalograms) and relies very much upon a specific interpretation of that nebulous data. No one would ever have to do something like this to prove that tobacco is addictive. Just spend five minutes with a smoker who hasn’t had a cigarette all day, and you won’t need to break out the expensive brain scanning equipment to know that they have a problem.
So How Does Smoking Hemp Flower Help You Quit Smoking?
For one reason or another, it does seem that the use of hemp flower from mr hemp flower wholesale can help people to stop smoking cigarettes. This idea makes a lot of sense because it gives people an alternative that is far better for their health. There are definitely some negative effects associated with chronic smoke inhalation, but things get a lot healthier when all that nicotine and all those carcinogens are removed from the mix.
This isn’t just common sense: It is a proven fact. This study is one of the best that we could find, as it was a double-blind study involving CBD inhalers. Twenty-four smokers, all of whom had expressed a desire to quit, were placed into two study groups. One group was given CBD inhalers, while the other was given a placebo-based inhaler.
Both groups were instructed to use the inhaler whenever they felt the urge to smoke. They were given the option to smoke cigarettes whenever they wanted. By the end of the study, it was found that the group that was using the CBD inhalers had reduced the number of cigarettes the participants smoked per day by roughly 40%. This study also found that CBD made smokers a little less interested in their cigarettes.
Pros And Cons Of Smoking CBD Cigarettes
Instead of boring you with a bunch of research, let’s just go over the most important pros and cons of smoking hemp cigarettes for their CBD content.
- Better taste and smell than tobacco
- Anti-inflammatory effects
- Gives a calming effect without a “high”
- Has been shown to help with depression
- Better heart health
- Less chance of irritable bowel issues
- No addiction on which to waste your money
• Usually more expensive than cigarettes
• Smoking too much of anything can still be unhealthy
If you are going to smoke, hemp flower cigarettes are a good alternative to tobacco. They certainly don’t come with the same kinds of health problems, and the people around you are likely to be far less offended by the smell. In the end, many of these differences come down to one important point: Tobacco is a poison, while hemp is a medicine.
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