Hemp, The New Patch? – Hemp Cigarettes Help People Quit Tobacco Says Medical Study

This article was originally published on Cannabis.net and appears here with permission.

Despite the risks of cigarette smoking being so well-known, it’s surprising to see that so many people are still smoking these nasty sticks.

According to the CDC, almost 13 in every 100 adults in the United States are current cigarette smokers, which translates to some 30.8 million adults. The illnesses associated with cigarette smoking are all preventable, most especially lung cancer. Tobacco smoking kills 8 million people each year, so why aren’t more people quitting cigarettes?

Well, to be blunt, quitting cigarettes is by no means easy. It contains nicotine, an extremely addictive substance which makes tossing cigarettes out much easier said than done. In fact, many people compare the difficulty quitting cigarettes as the same to an addiction to heroin or cocaine. On top of that, when you do get to quit, the withdrawal symptoms are hellish at best: from headaches to mood swings, irritability, high blood pressure, difficulty sleeping, and extreme urges to smoke, everything about cigarettes is just so difficult to stop.

But are hemp CBD cigarettes the answer?

What Are Hemp Cigarettes?

Hemp cigarettes are just like your regular cigarette, except that it doesn’t contain any nicotine nor tobacco. Instead, it’s made with high CBD strains or industrial hemp. Hemp that is made from the cannabis sativa plant with less than 0.3% THC is legal in the United States, which makes them easy to obtain and it won’t get you high.

CBD or hemp cigarettes are excellent for quitting tobacco because they give you a nicotine-free alternative which will make you feel like you’re smoking a regular cigarette. It also helps to address the oral fixation that accompanies cigarette smoking. But more than simply the oral fixation, there have been …

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